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Special Needs Ministry

Special Needs

welcome home!

Macky & Friends has returned to in-person weekend classes and we're excited to see you! If you haven’t joined us yet, we would LOVE to worship with you again. 

It is our sincere desire to offer a place that fits the needs of our families who attend, and that is why we have adapted our classrooms to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone.We have prayerfully and intentionally thought through the best ways to care for our families comfort and the needs of our participants. Please see below the variety of options we have available to worship with you! 



Room 405


Rooms: Step 7 & Step 9 • Younger Children
Rooms 405 & 406: Teens & Adults

Hope Day ProGRAM

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Hope Church has started a NEW day program for adults with special needs that have aged out of high school. We are currently conducting a pilot program with great success! As of now, we are meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am–Noon. Our plans are to expand the program gradually until we are a full-day, five-day-a-week program. If you would like more information or to be placed on the waitlist, please contact the Director of our Special Needs Ministry, Macky & Friends, Donna Nasso (Donna.Nasso@hopechurchmemphis.com).

Interested in volunteering?
If you would like to volunteer to work with the day program or make a donation, please contact Donna Nasso (Donna.Nasso@hopechurchmemphis.com).

Other ways to support the Macky & Friends Day Program
• Prayers! (of course)
• Monetary donations for staffing, supply costs, and remodeling. (Please make checks payable to Hope Church Attn: Hope Day Program).

Special Needs Ministry


We are so glad you'll be with us! Before your first visit, please download, print and fill out this intake form. You may drop it off at the Hope for Kids Info Desk when you arrive. The form helps us with important information such as social, behavioral, and medical needs.

We look forward to meeting you!


Hope Special Kids and Adults is always looking for volunteers to assist with our Special Needs program. Whether your gift is in the classroom or not, there's a way for you to showcase your gifts. If you're interested in being a part of this ministry, we'd love to meet you! All volunteers are required to fill out a background check before we can get you plugged in! For more information and helpful resources, contact Special Kids & Adults Family Assistant Director Cindy Brandon at 901-755-7721 or email Cindy here.


Special Needs Volunteer

Eggstravaganza 2023: Annual Egg Hunt

Saturday March 25, our Special Needs ministry, Macky & Friends, invites all families with kids and adults with disabilities to their annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt! Don't miss the big egg hunt, inflatables, food, candy, a petting zoo, face painting and more memories to last! Lots of plastic eggs filled with individually-wrapped pieces of candy are needed (please no hard candy). Donations can be left in the marked carts located at Entrances 1 & 3 as well as in the Main Lobby. For more information and helpful resources, contact Special Kids & Adults Family Assistant Director Cindy Brandon at 901-755-7721 or email Cindy here.


Volunteer for the Eggstravaganza


Macky & Friends Contacts

Donna Nasso

Special Needs Ministry Director

All Staff, Special Kids & Adults

Cindy Brandon

Special Needs Ministry Asst. Director

All Staff, Special Kids & Adults

Savannah Brandon

Special Needs Ministry Administrative Assistant

All Staff, Special Kids & Adults