Accessibility & Belonging


OUR MISSION: TO PROCLAIM + EMBODY
THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE CITY + THE WORLD

“…you will always have a seat at my table…” (2 Samuel 9:7b)

In 2 Samuel 9, we read the story of Mephibosheth. When Mephibosheth was five years old, his father Jonathan was killed in battle. Fearing that the Philistines would seek to take the life of the young boy, a nurse fled with him to the royal residence, but in her haste she dropped him and both of his feet were crippled (2 Samuel 4:4). But King David took special care of Mephibosheth. He vowed his service to the young boy, and promised that as long as he lived, Mephibosheth would have a seat at the King’s table (2 Samuel 9:7,13).

The Accessibility & Belonging Ministry exists to make the gospel and our ministries accessible to all and to remind our church that everyone has a seat at God’s table.



REACH OUT TO US

If you or your family member would benefit from special accessibility or accommodations at Eastbrook, whether that is due to a disability, neurodivergence, or anything else, please fill out the form below and our team will be in touch.




FOSTER/ADOPTION SUPPORT TEAM:

FAST

FAST provides prayer, encouragement, fellowship, education, and resources to families that God has given the privilege of joining in His work by fostering and adopting His children. We meet biweekly with activities ranging from a book study to guest speakers to special family events.

2nd & 4th Sundays at 9:30 am in Room B225






FOR KIDS (BIRTH-GRADE 12) WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:

Special Needs Resource Team

We exist to make the gospel and our NextGen ministries accessible to all children and students. Through inclusive programming, carefully-crafted accommodation plans, and one-on-one buddy pairs, the team works to support our differently-abled friends, and encourage all families that no matter their child’s needs—Eastbrook can be a place for them to know the love of Jesus and find community

Contact Sarah Fridenmaker to get your child connected, or to serve as a Buddy on Sundays at 9:30 am, sfridenmaker@eastbrook.org.



FOR ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:

Adult Special Needs Class

Each Sunday, we have a Sunday school class for adults with disabilities. Students pray, read the Bible, and have lessons that they often act out.

Sundays at 9:30 am in Room B228






FOR PARENTS OF KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:

Special Needs Parent Support Group

This parent Bible Study is a once-a-month meeting for parents who have children of any age with special needs of any kind. We gather to learn from God’s Word and to encourage one another. No preparation is required to attend—just come as often as you are able!

3rd Sundays of the month at 9:30 am in Room B225



March 17 Sunday

Special Needs Parent Support Group





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OUR TEAM:

Sarah Fridenmaker
Special Needs Resource Team
sfridenmaker@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220


Kim Borst
Foster/Adoption Support Team (FAST)
FAST@eastbrook.org
414.418.0437


Mike Borst
Foster/Adoption Support Team (FAST)
FAST@eastbrook.org
414.418.0437




QUICKLINKS:

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NextGen

Our NextGen ministries provide space for Littles (Birth-K4), Kids (K5-Grade 4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), and High School (Grades 9-12).


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