Deaf Awareness Month celebrated

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 4:25pm
By: The Citizen

Christ’s Church at Whitewater will celebrate Deaf Awareness Month this Sunday, May 4, during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. Highlights include the deaf partnering with Ken White, worship minister, in leading the congregational songs and doing a special “Via Dolorosa.” The deaf will give the welcome, the communion meditation, serve communion and offer the prayers.

The church’s deaf ministry began in 1977 through a Sunday school class for two 8-year-old deaf children and a couple of other deaf members. The membership has now grown to 17.

Willie Lamb, deaf ministry director, states that the ministry grew after she announced in the newspaper that the church would begin a ministry to the deaf.

“Through the years, our deaf ministry has reached into the local community, inviting the deaf to be a part of our church, having socials where they can build friendships with one another, and trying to incorporate them into our worship service as much as possible,” Lamb said.

Lamb has taught beginner and intermediate sign languages at the church. Now, with the large membership, Bible classes are taught at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

Each Sunday, the 9:30 a.m. worship service is interpreted for the hearing impaired. For more information, contact the church office, 770-461-1487.

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