Lovers Lane UMC
Deaf Ministry

Our Deaf Fellowship meets Sundays at the Christ Family Center (northwest side of campus) in room 103/105, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.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 worships at 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 CrossWalk modern service in Asbury Hall at 10:50 a.m., interpreted in ASL.

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Thomas Hudspeth

Pastor of Congregational Care & Deaf Ministry

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.

To receive our weekly newsletter or to request more information, please contact Rev. Tom Hudspeth at 214-706-9522 (voice) or 469-522-2974 (video phone) or thudspeth@llumc.org.

Our next set of ASL classes, taught by Linda Fenske, begins on:

  • Beginner, Mondays, September 9 - October 14, 2019 6pm to 8pm, Oxford 200.
  • Intermediate, Tuesdays, September 10 - October 15, 2019 6pm to 8pm, Oxford 200.
  • Advanced, Thursdays, September 12 - October 17, 2019, 6pm to 8pm, Oxford 200.

Cost is $60 per person, payable to Linda Fenske, a Deaf teacher in the Dallas ISD Deaf Ed program.
Please contact Rev. Tom Hudspeth at thudspeth@llumc.org for more information.

Fall and Advent ASL Bible Studies:
Led by Tom Hudspeth
“Ruth” Wednesdays, September 19 to October 10, 2018, 7pm to 8pm in the Dudley Dancer Room. This unique study will use coloring, the ASL video bible and Eugene Peterson’s “The Message” translation of the Book of Ruth. Bring coloring pencils. Cost for book is $5. Please RSVP at thudspeth@llumc.org.

“Mary” Advent ASL Bible Study, Wednesdays, November 28 to December 19, 2018. Dudley Dancer Room, 7pm to 8pm. This study will use coloring, the ASL Bible video and Eugene Peterson’s “The Message” translation of the stories of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Cost for book is $5. Please RSVP with Tom Hudspeth at thudspeth@llumc.org