In September's Network Newsletter, we invited readers to reflect on deaf sign and movement in worship. In this post, Anna and Kaye share their responses. If you'd like to share your thoughts with the Networks Blog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Anna joins the conversation Q. Do you have a dance/movement worship language? (This doesn't need to include sign.) A. … Continue reading Contributions: Sign & Worship
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Find out how incorporating deaf sign into dance leads to more accessible, more inclusive worship for deaf and hearing people alike.
How can I help de- isolate the deaf Community from attending Church? So there I was in a Chemist (Pharmacist) in England. I had recently commenced learning British Sign Language, but knew very little. The Pharmacist looked flustered and was waving her arms wildly at a customer in front of her...I don't know why I … Continue reading How can I help de- isolate the Deaf Community from attending Church?
So....there I am minding my own business Interpreting for a deaf man in his forties.....SUDDENLY he dissolves in tears! Oh Lord what did I do?I sat repentantly before him as he fought for composure. Gently he lifts his head and says "I just heard music for the first time.""Whaaaat? You are deaf....what do you mean?""Because … Continue reading Deaf, not Stupid – How to Include the Deaf in the Body of Christ and Dance Ministries
I mix and match British Sign Language and American Sign Language. Whichever flows best in sign or dance. I have one deaf friend here in the U.S. whereas I had dozens in the UK. It has been a hard loss for me. Many hearing people say they "get dance worship" best when I add signs. … Continue reading British and American Sign Language explained