Special Needs Ministries

Emily Shnorhokian
Special Needs Pastor


Special Needs Ministries is dedicated to the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of God’s unique children, adults, and their families. It is designed to provide an environment of acceptance and belonging for all individuals with special needs, so they may experience the love of Jesus and excel to their greatest potential, becoming all that God desires them to become.

Hotdog Fundraiser & Bake Sale

Sunday, September 29, at 12:30 pm
On Sunday, September 29, join Special Needs Ministries for their Hotdog Fundraiser and Bake Sale on the patio. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. Hotdogs, chips, and a drink provided for a donation. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for Special Needs Ministries. Contact Emily Shnorhokian for more information at eshnorhokian@paznaz.org or 626.351.2485.

News and Updates

If you would like to receive regular news and updates from PazNaz’s Special Needs Ministries, please send and email to Pastor Emily Shnorhokian, eshnorhokian@paznaz.org, and request to be added to the email list.

Children’s Classes

Sundays at 9:15 am and 10:30 am
Special Education Classroom
Rooms 122 & 123, Arms Hall

These classrooms use an adapted Bible curriculum for special needs children. Participants learn in a safe and supportive environment geared towards their own special needs.

Mainstreaming Opportunities:
To request a buddy for your child please contact Pastor Emily Shnorhokian.

Oasis Adult Ministry

Sundays at 9:15 am & Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Room 115, Lower Sanctuary

Oasis is a time of fellowship, Bible study, and connection for teens and adults with special needs. Please come, bring a friend and study God’s word. Don’t miss out.

Mosaic Teen & Adult Ministry

Sundays at 10:30 am
Room 115, Lower Sanctuary

Mosaic is for teens and adults with moderate to severe special needs. It is a time of fellowship, Bible study, and connection for teens and adults with special needs.

The Well – Parent Class

Sundays at 9:15 am
Room 149A, Reed Hall

A class for parents of special needs children of all ages to come and renew your strength, John 4:14.

Service Opportunity

A number of outreach opportunities will be available for volunteers to participate in. Opportunities may include: Visitations and bible studies in Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) and Group Homes, hospital visits, preparation and delivery of meals, dramas, etc.