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Houston, TX 77002
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Downtown Campus  >  Ministries & Programs  >  Ministry for the Deaf
 
       

MINISTRY FOR THE DEAF - DOWNTOWN - IS KNOWN AS "REDEFINING DEAF"

Redefining Deaf: A place created to inform those interested in what the Deaf, Late Deafened, and Hard of Hearing are doing with the support of First Methodist Houston Downtown.

About Us - Redefining Deaf highlights the uniqueness of the Deaf Culture and the way in which it embraces its relationship with the Creator. In re-defining "deaf", we utilize human potential for greatness thus allowing us to share what "deaf" means to us. That Deep Eager Active Faith...D-E-A-F!!!

Mission - There are over 300 million Deaf people in the world. If we were to put them all together it would form the fourth largest un-reached (or un-evangelized) group of people in the world. Only 2% claim to be Christians, and less than half of that is right here in the United States.

Just like other groups of First Methodist Houston, the Deaf have their own language (ASL) and culture. But, many Deaf people live in our neighborhoods and are just like us. No one has to travel far to reach those who hear with their eyes, speak with their hands, but still feel with their heart. A heart with the human potential to redefine deaf; a heart that needs to know the Love of Jesus.

For more information, please contact us:

Staff Contact:
Rev. Charles Thompson
Lead Staff for In Touch Care Ministries
Email for 832-668-1840

Administrative Asst: Amy Coleman -
Email or 832-668-1845

Lay Leader: Dr. Julie Howard -
Email

Sunday Morning Opportunities

 9:15am - Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship 9:15am
Redefining Deaf meets in the Hidden Treasures Books & Gifts Store located just off the lobby.. 

 9:45am - ASL/Deaf Topic Discussions
Discussions are Deaf led and reversed for hearing participants. The discussion topics coincide with the Sunday service topics to facilitate Q&A.

10:50am - ASL Interpreted Worship Service
A special Deaf Balcony area has been provided for better viewing of the entire service while interpreted. Ask an usher to guide you to the Clay Street balcony. 

12:15pm -  Deaf Lunch Social
Lunch and additional social time at local eateries follows the service.

 For informational websites, please check out:
http://umcd.org and http://redefiningdeaf.com.

 

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