Deaf Ministry

We believe that all people matter to God and therefore they matter to us!
This is the motivation behind why we have offered sign language interpretation of our worship services for several years.

Sign language interpretation is provided each week during our 11:15 AM worship service.  Seats are reserved for those requiring sign language interpretation near the front of the Auditorium.  If you are new to Community and need assistance after you arrive at our building, stop by the Welcome Center, located just inside our main entrance, where a Guest Services volunteer fluent in sign language will be able to assist you.  If you are new to Community and need additional information, visit our New Here page.

For more information about our Deaf Ministry, email our team leader at

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the 9:30 AM service be interpreted if I want to come at that time?
No.  At present, sign language interpretation is provided at the 11:15 AM service only.

Is interpretation available for any of the Bible studies at the 9:30 AM service?
If you let the interpreter know in advance, she may be able to provide interpretation for you.

How can I contact the interpreter?   Send an email to

While we have very experienced volunteers who interpret for our services, we are constantly recruiting volunteers to expand our ministry to the deaf community.  Introductory sign language classes are currently offered to assist those interested in learning to speak sign language.

Beginner Sign Language

Community Hands Deaf Ministry will offer a Beginner Course in American Sign Language on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM starting August 28 through November 13 (12 weeks). The class is designed for those with little or no sign language skills. The class is FREE, but you must purchase your own required class book, A Basic Course in American Sign Language Second Edition by Humphries, Padden and O’Rourke (can be purchased through, ISBN: 9780932666420). The class is designed for ages 11 and up.   Email for more information.