Trinity UMC (McMurray) is hosting this on Saturday, May 18th, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Rev. Leo Yates, consultant for United Methodist Global Ministries’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministry, will lead this training, which is designed for clergy, laity, students, and interpreters interested in deaf ministry in a Christian context. 

Participants will get an overview of:

  1. Deaf history

  2. An introduction to American Sign Language

  3. Cultural considerations

  4. Best practices

  5. Accessibility

  6. Ministry coordination

  7. The implementation of a new deaf ministry

  8. Features of an interpreting ministry

The event is free and will include a working lunch, but registration is required. Informational handouts will be distributed, and books will be on sale for $10 each. Register via