DEAF COMMUNITY UPDATE
DEAF COMMUNITY ANNUAL UPDATE
In March, when our church went fully online, our team really stepped up and invested hours each week to provide a way for our Deaf families to view the service with ASL interpretation.
Our volunteer team had to make a huge shift from their normal interpretation on a Sunday morning to now creating videos at home for our Deaf community. This added hours of work to their normal roles, and they approached everything with excellence.
When our church invested in an entirely new Livestream video system, we added some additional equipment just for our Deaf community. This has allowed us to stream a separate ASL interpreted service to our Deaf community.
Our new kid’s space has some great new features for our Deaf community as well. We have a classroom dedicated to our Deaf kids and CODAs. Also, Michael and Cassandra Weingart and their family have created weekly ASL versions of our AdventureKids videos. Cassandra has also hosted weekly zooms with many of our Deaf kids to help keep them connected.
Don & Jeanne Wells recently nished training to be a part of our new Rooted Groups to provide a Deaf group opportunity to our church family. We love seeing everyone work together to serve our deaf ministry.