Deaf Ministry is Growing

Youth sign "I love camp"

Youth sign “I love camp” at a camp for young Deaf people at Camp Pecometh.  This camp was sponsored by Philadelphia Area Deaf Ministry. 

Deaf Ministry is starting to grow in the Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church.  Please contact Carol Stevens, the Deaf Ministries Area coordinator for more information or 443-794-6499.

Speakers and workshops are available to churches for Deaf Ministry Awareness programs and for Sunday services for the Area.

In Eastern PA Conference, Deaf ministry is a member of the Disability Concerns Committee.
In Peninsula-Delaware Conference there is a separate Deaf Ministries committee.

Area Camps for Deaf People
Deaf Kids Camp at Camp Pecometh, Centreville, MD for middle and high school Deaf students. Residential Camp from Sun., July 25 to Fri., July 30, 2010. Cost $199. Camperships available.

Camp for Deaf Adults with Developmental Disabilites.  Camp Innabah, Spring City, PA.  Residential Camp from Sun., July 11 to Sat., July 17, 2010.  Cost $415. Camperships available.

Activities in Eastern PA. Conference

Christ United Methodist (CE)
1020 S. Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA 19446
Contact Deb Knerr at or

Sign language choir that rehearses every Sunday from 3 to 4:30 and participates in worship once a month.  Choir will also travel to other churches.

Emilie United Methodist (EA)
7300 New Falls Rd.
Levittown, PA 19055
contact Sandy Booz at

Signing choir that signs the music for
every 3rd Sunday 8 am traditional service
every 4th Sunday 11 am contemporary service
Choir practices every Monday at 7 pm in the sanctuary.
upcoming events.
Palm Sunday March 28 Passion Play interpreted in sign language at 7 pm.
Sat., May 15 a concert at Wilkinson United Methodist (EA), 1601 State Rd., Croydon, PA 19021

Lehman Memorial United Methodist (EA)
300 South York Rd,
Hatboro, PA 19040
Contact: Rev. Nancy M. Ludwig

Sign Language interpreters every Sunday at the 9:30 contemporary service
Christmas and Easter productions are interpreted.

Stroudsburg United Methodist (NE)
547 Main St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Contact Jeffrey Weber at

8:30 and 11 am Traditional service with FM listening system
3:00 pm Sunday Praise and Worship Service
with Sign Language interpreter

Activities in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference

Wilmington District Deaf Outreach, Karen Miller at  Karen provides a variety of outreach services to the Deaf community in the Wilmington area.  Her ministry is partly sponsored by Grace Church (UMC) in Wilmington and by Connection Community Church (UMC) in Middletown where there is a monthly Deaf taught Bible study in American Sign Language and a monthly Deaf fellowship evening. Contact Karen for more information.

Epworth United Methodist (Dover District)
19284 Holland Glade Rd.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Contact: Rev. Jonathan Baker at or Rev. Pat Loughlin

Hosts a 9:30 interpreted contemporary service.  One of the Deaf members signs as the Praise Team sings.
Expects to host American Sign Language course in the spring of 2010.
Hosts an annual picnic for the Deaf community on Labor Day weekend.
upcoming events
During Lent every Weds at 5:30 Soup and Vespers

 Holy Thurs service interpreted.