Mission & Purpose: The purpose of the Hands in Jesus Ministry is to assist the Deaf & Hard of Hearing in understanding and enjoying God's message & to be an outreach to Deaf people in the community.
The HIJ Ministry provides interpretation of services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. This ministry makes it possible for the barrier between the hearing world and the Deaf to be bridged.
Did You Know?:
- American Sign Language (ASL) is the preferred language of the Deaf community
- ASL is the fourth most used language in the United States
- ASL shares no grammatical similarities to English
- Facial expressions play a large part in communicating in ASL
- ASL is not a universal language
- The best way to learn ASL is from a class taught by a Deaf person!
Email ahead to ensure interpreted services. Interpreted services are available during Divine Service beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Want more information about the Hands in Jesus Ministry?
Contact Gael Murray or Chandea Rowley