We welcome and affirm people of all abilities. We have taken the following steps to assure that no one is excluded for full participation in the life of our church.

Mobility

Our sanctuary, fellowship hall and religious education classrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. Inside the main building the hallways are narrow and can become crowded. We make every effort to assist those with wheeled vehicles or walkers to help them move around. Our unassigned restroom is appropriate for wheelchair use and has a diaper changing table.

The Warren James House, just west of the main building, can be accessed through the garage by a ramp. Restrooms there are small and may require assistance for some people to be comfortable.

Sight

Large print hymnals and Orders of Service are available, as are reading glasses. Please ask any greeter for assistance.

Hearing

Our services are recorded, both video and audio. During all church meeting and workshops, anyone wishing to speak from the audience is strongly encouraged to use the portable microphones. Those microphones wirelessly connect to assistive hearing devices available in the main hallway. Please ask any greeter for assistance.

Chemical Sensitivity

We use odorless candles and encourage our visitors and members to refrain from wearing fragrances.

Special Needs Children

If you want your child to participate in the religious education program and feel that they may require special accommodation due to learning disabilities or behavioral issues, please contact the Director of Religious Education in advance so the best possible arrangements can be made.

Pastoral Care

We provide pastoral care to all members regardless of ability. To build the beloved community, volunteers receive special training to assist those who may feel unwelcome, patronized or marginalized because of their disability. They may not be able to fully remedy every situation, but they can provide a compassionate ear and a willingness to enlist the help of others. If you have a hidden disability that you think it’s important for someone to know, please contact a member of the pastoral care team or contact the minister to share your information in confidence.

Service Animals

We have grassy areas where service animals may relieve themselves. See the Eastrose Pet Policy for clear direction about the appropriate presence of animals at Eastrose.

If you have any questions not answered or concerns not addressed, please contact the church office to seek further information.