February 2020
20th Anniversary, Lovers Lane UMC Deaf Ministry

As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Lovers Lane UMC Deaf Ministry, a panel discussion was held:

A display of photos from the ministry was also placed in the church with interpretive signs:
1999, Sunday School class studying Social Principles noted a Deaf woman with a service dog, and this began the path to Deaf Ministry, which began in January 2000 2001 Tom Hudspeth came to Lovers Lane and expanded the Deaf ministry to include a class, choir, and mission trips The Rev. Hudspeth came from First UMC, Marshall. He began a Deaf Sunday School class, interpreted the sermon, and established an endowment fund for the UMCD first mission trip of Deaf Ministry went to Meru, Kenya in 2002 2003 Thanksgiving Sign Choir formed sign choir photo 2005 Deaf Sunday School class 2005, First Global Methodist Missions Conference of the Deaf, Baltimore 2008 Lovers Lane Academy formed 2016 Deaf Interfaith pilgrimage program book, Fourth Global Missiona Conference of the Deaf, 2017 2018, Deaf intern Esther Choi of Chandler School of Theology 2019, Austin Street shelter 20th anniversary program book ASL books and videos Tom and Deaf theology student Collins


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