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302 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC, 27401
united states

(336) 275-4587

Website for West Market Street United Methodist Church. 


Special Needs

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Recognizing the unique needs of families with a special needs child, we offer a class for special needs children during the 9:00am service. This allows parents and other family members to attend that service while their child is engaged in special learning activities. Each Sunday the class is staffed with a trained, experienced special needs workers who serve.

Interested in attending our VIP class? Please contact Sarah Gray ( or 336-560-3967) prior to your first Sunday so that we can make sure we have adequate staffing. Adults who are interested in serving in this ministry can also contact the Sarah Gray.


Once a month, West Market Church offers Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break to the Greensboro community. Buddy Break is a free kids program where kids with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, have fun playing games, hear and see great children’s stories, videos, music and more! Siblings have fun too! Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities usually for three hours.

The next Buddy Break in Greensboro is just around the corner (see details below) and we need you to help. Wondering how you can help? Want to be involved?

  • If you are over 13 years old and under 110, young at heart
  • If your family wants to serve together, volunteer to be in charge of a room – e.g., art room, music room, recreation room, quiet reading room, etc. 
  • If your child would like to attend Buddy Break and you need to reserve a spot
  • If there's anyone you know that might be interested in helping or in having their child(ren) attend Buddy Break
  • If you are a nurse
  • If you like to read


Sarah Gray is our Buddy Break Coordinator ( or call 336-560-3967).


West Market Church, A United Methodist Congregation in Greensboro NC


Third Saturday of each month, 10:00am - 1:00pm


Who are VIP kids? VIPs are kids with special needs, which include any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile.  This program is for VIP children birth ages 2-16 years old, and their siblings 4 years old-5th grade.

Who are Buddies? Buddies are friends of VIPs. No previous experience is necessary, just a loving heart and open arms.  Buddies are volunteers who are at least 14 years of age and have been screened and trained through a two-hour “Buddy Training 101” class.


Nathaniel's Hope
Contact: Marie Kuck

West Market Church
Contact: Sarah Gray


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