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United Methodist Deaf Ministries

United Methodist Congress of the Deaf

Logo for UMCD- a hand with swirl and nameThe United Methodist Congress of the Deaf (UMCD) represents the interests of Deaf, late-deafened, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind members of The United Methodist Church. It advocates for accessibility which includes all persons who live with various degrees and dimensions of hearing challenges. The UMCD supports ministries that empower deaf, late-deafened, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind persons to contribute their talents, gifts, and personhood in Christian community within the church and in communities beyond the church.

National Committee on Ministries with Deaf, Late-Deafened, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind People

Signing hands in a circle The National Committee on Ministries with Deaf, Late-Deafened, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind People (formerly the National Committee on Deaf Ministries) was established as a mission initiative by the 1992 General Conference. The committee affirms -- as a foundational Christian belief -- that the ministry of God's people should be experienced without barriers. Committed to an inclusive Gospel, The United Methodist Church is compelled to reach out to persons who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing, using the most effective mode of communication, whether it be sign language by pastors, sign language and/or oral interpreting, and/or assistive technologies. It seeks to be faithful to the task of exploring how United Methodists have been and can be in ministry together with persons who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing.

Elected Members of the 2001-2004 Committee

Vae Rose Fultz, IL; Jill Grimshaw, FL; Wineva Hankamer, TX; Tom Hudspeth, TX; Peggy Johnson, MD; LaSander Saunders, MD; Candis Shannon, AK; Kirk VanGilder, MD; Elizabeth Walker, VA; Robert Walker, WA.

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For United Methodists: Make your check payable to your local church. Write the name of the project and the Advance code number on the check (National Committee on Ministries to People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind, Advance #982562-7). Give your gift to your church treasurer, so that your local church and Annual Conference will get Advance credit.

For anyone: Make your check payable to ADVANCE GCFA. Write the name of the project and the Advance code number on the check. Send your check to Advance GCFA, P.O. Box 9068, GPO, New York, NY 10087-9068. To use a credit card, call 888-252-6174.

One hundred percent of your gift will go to the project you choose!

    

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