A shorter, more interactive service is allowing some people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to engage in religion while being themselves.

The services offered at a handful of Wisconsin churches are simpler and less structured than traditional ones. Music plays a large role and everyone gets an instrument to allow for participation no matter a person’s ability level. Each service culminates with a skit to highlight the take-home message of the day.

Organizers of the unique services in Schofield, Wis. currently offer the program at two churches monthly, but are looking to expand to at least five more.

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“It’s not the same for these people at other churches,” the program leader told the Wausau (Wis.) Daily Herald. “They just don’t connect. They want to be vocal, involved and more interactive. This is a great way to reach them as individuals.” To read more click here.