Our Deaf Members … A Special Blessing
Our group of deaf members is not large, but then special blessing come in all sizes. Though their numbers are small, the rich contribution they make to family life at Washington Avenue is truly notable. Their smiles brighten our assemblies and events and their language intrigues us. If you feel a “bit down at the mouth,” take a moment to communicate with one of our deaf members. You can expect an instant rebound from that happy experience.
Those of us that knew Sherman Huff will not likely forget his actively participating in our worship services, leading the congregation in prayer and using the American Sign Language and serving communion.
Many of our hearing members converse fluently with the deaf community. The deaf class is an integral part of our Bible School program and is taught by our teaching staff communicating in American Sign Language. Sermons are interpreted for the deaf at each assembly by several of our members and numerous other hearing members interpret the song service so our deaf members can participate fully in each worship service.
Washington Avenue’s relationship with the deaf community spans nearly a quarter century and has often included periods of intense community outreach.
You can learn more about our deaf member program by contacting the church office.