Lovers Lane Deaf Ministry
We are the Deaf Ministry of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church which welcomes all, Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing alike. We are a signing community of Christian believers. Our vision is “to share God’s love and grace with the d/Deaf community near and far.” Through an active ministry, we encourage spiritual growth and leadership in the Deaf community.
Our Deaf Fellowship meets Sundays at the Christ Family Center (northwest side of campus) in room 103/105, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Bible study and worship in American Sign Language. We provide voice interpreting for our hearing friends and families of the Deaf.
On the first Sundays of the month, our Deaf Fellowship meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Christ Family Center 103/105, and then goes to the 10:50 a.m. traditional worship service in the Sanctuary (east side of campus) which is also captioned and interpreted in ASL. On all other Sundays of the month, the Deaf Fellowship worships with the Thrive modern service in Asbury Hall at 9:30 a.m., interpreted in ASL.
Our Deaf Fellowship and ministry offers Bible study, retreats, missions, and programs locally and globally in ASL. Our sign choir performs monthly at our traditional worship service and rehearses Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. downstairs of the Sanctuary. We offer pastoral care, baptisms, weddings, and funerals in ASL by our pastor of the Deaf, Rev. Dr. Tom Hudspeth, who is assisted by Certified Lay Deaf Servants Scott Burley, Susan Judd and Naomi Rapp. Upon consultation with our SEEDS team, we may provide life skills training for Deaf young adults, with one-on-one mentoring.
NEW ASL CLASSES will start the week of January 23, 2018, as follows:
Monday, January 22: Beginning ASL (Last class is Monday, February 26)
Tuesday, January 23: Intermediate ASL (last class is Tuesday, February 27)
Thursday, January 25: Advanced ASL (last class is Thursday, February 29)
Classes are in Oxford room 200 from 6pm to 8pm. Each class is a six week session and costs $60. Taught by Linda Fenske, a Deaf teacher in the Dallas ISD Deaf ed program
NEW Happening in 2018!
On the 2nd Fridays of each month, we will have a Deaf Game and Social Night from 7pm to 9:30pm at Lovers Lane. This is a relaxing way to meet new friends and enjoy fellowship. Contact Scott Burley at firstname.lastname@example.org 214 646 1720 (vp) for more details.
LENT Deaf Bible Study in 2018!
Tuesday, February 6, from 7pm to 8pm in the Dudley Dancer Room, Rev. Tom Hudspeth will lead a six week Deaf Bible Study on the topic of “Revival: Faith As Wesley Lived It”. Taught in ASL, Tom will lead discussion on the themes of Revival, Holiness, Faith, Grace and Mercy. RSVP your book ($5) with Rev. Tom at email@example.com or vp at 469 522 2974