Exceptional Friends


Social Group for People with Disabilities

The Exceptional Friends Ministry has been in existence at Beulah Presbyterian Church for over 20 years.  The group ministers to adults with intellectual disabilities between the ages of 16—50.  In this accepting environment provided at Beulah Presbyterian Church, the Friends build and maintain Christian friendships with each other and their caring adult leaders.


Each individual is accepted for who God created them to be and experiences God’s unconditional love through interaction within the ministry.  Through Fellowship, Prayer, Musical Praise, Bible Study and sharing a meal, the Friends are able to experience and live out the Great Commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself.  (Luke 10:27) 


Sharing Talents

The Exceptional Friends ministry is an active part of our worship leadership as they share their musical gifts several times each semester during our 11:00 AM service.  Beulah’s Choral Director/Organist, Bill Larson, works with them to present their musical talents in appropriate community settings as well.


Fall 2019 Schedule 


We've got DATES!   Now we need YOU!

Tuesdays October 8 through December 17 with a break for Election Day. Friends Bell Choir performances on two select Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

2020 Winter/Spring Semester


Tuesdays February through April, dates to be determined.  Friends Bell Choir performances on two select Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Bible Study

Our Bible Study at Exceptional Friends is centered around yearly or semester themes.  In recent years, we have experienced a study on the Psalms, Prayer and Bad Days in the Bible and How God Fixed Them.   The material is presented with engaging enrichment materials and some take home activities.

The Exceptional Friends bell choir released their first-ever CD "Jubellation." This has been an amazing project for our Friends to showcase their bell ringing talents and to collaborate with other musicians. We hope you will want to hear this collaboration CD and will purchase one!  The Exceptional Friends are donating the proceeds to Beulah’s General Fund. 

Listen to a track from our CD, JUBELLATION!

$15 each. Click the video to listen to a free sample! Call the church or fill out the Contact Us form to request your copy today!

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2500 McCrady Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Contact Us:

412.242.4570 Office Phone

Office Hours:  

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday through Thursday

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