Special friends ministry


Until further notice, Joy Group has been postponed in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Because of the uniqueness of this ministry, it is not practical to bring this ministry online at this time. Check back for updates.

Joy group

Joy Group provides an opportunity for those with cognitive impairment to experience a worship service designed just for them. It is a group within the Special Friends Ministry at Summit Church.


JOY Group meets each Sunday from 3:15PM-4:15PM at Summit Church, except for the 4th Sunday of each month, when they meet at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA. Please note: Joy Group does not meet on Holiday Sundays. 

Get involved...

  • Register to attend Joy Group

    We're excited to have you join us for Joy Group. Please fill out this quick form to let us know you're coming!

  • Volunteer with Special Friends

    This ministry happens through great people with a heart for the cognitively impaired. If you would like to get involved and share the love of Jesus in this way, volunteer with us!