Join and Support Us!

Become a member

To join or renew membership in UMCD, please complete the membership form Microsoft Word and send it with the two-year dues of $20 (check payable to UMCD) to Linda Ford, UMCD Treasurer, 7405 S. Granite Ave., Tulsa, OK 74136.

Becoming a member of the Congress of the Deaf will place you as part of a group that is working to bring the Gospel to Deaf people throughout the world. You will also receive our newsletter and be able to join in fellowship events.

The UMCD is a recognized United Methodist Caucus—a group of persons who have joined together to promote policies and positions appropriate to the concerns of the group, and who jointly act to advocate for that group and to influence larger entities to respond to their requests and respond to their issues. In The United Methodist Church, a number of caucuses have been formed both denomination-wide and in the Annual Conference.

The United Methodist Congress of the Deaf provides

  • Volunteer opportunities (for events, additional support for the board)
  • Advocacy for accessibility at General Conference and other events
  • Advocacy on behalf of Deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, and Deafblind persons in the UMC
  • Networking opportunities
  • Conferences and training opportunities
  • Discount on Deaf Ministry (contact Rev. Leo Yates)
  • Stay informed on relevant issues related to Deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, and Deafblind persons in the UMC
  • A way to join efforts to make the UMC the best representation of Christ's love.
Funds are used to provide for advocates at General Conference, provide a website and social media networking, support jurisdictional events, provide interpreters and captioning, and grants to support Deaf ministries.

Support Us

UMC Market logo, a shopping cart with the United Methodist logo

Contributions are always welcome, and there are other ways to help. One is to use the United Methodist Market. By registering as a member of UMCD and shopping here, you cn direct a portion of the price to UMCD.