Ministry Is For The "Handicapable"
Photo by Sandy Fahy
Members and volunteers of the Handicapable Ministry at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Largo pose for the camera at the recent Homespun by Hands and Hearts arts and crafts event at the church. Standing, from left, are Becky Moon, Ola Joseph, Scott Karangelen, Horton Townes and Tyler LeClair. Seated (l-r) are Betty Simpson, Andrea Spensiero and Janet Essley. Townes is director of the Handicapable Ministry. Joseph is the ministry's crafts instructor, who set up the table featuring items handcrafted by "God's Special People". The handicapable ministry at St. Paul is for persons ages 20 and up with mental or physical handicaps. The group meets weekly for Bible study, prayer and singing. A variety of special activities are also planned throughout the year. Participants have travelled to Washington, D.C., visited the Holyland Experience in Orlando, cheered for the Rays at Tropicana Field, taken in the sights at the Wildlife Wilderness Reserve, delivered Valentines to residents at The Barrington, toured Tampa International Airport and brought home medals from the Special Olympics. Events at the church have included a '50s dance, luau party, talent night and Easter picnic. A costume ball is scheduled in November. For information on the Handicapable Ministry, call Horton Townes at 584-8165, ext. 229.
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