Deaf Ministry Fellowship, Worship,   
Bible Study, & Events
Deaf Ministry meets for a social on the first Friday of each month from                            10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  This events includes lunch, a game and more.                                $5.00 donation for lunch is appreciated.  
Deaf Ministry has a Bible Study on the third Friday of each month from                             7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Time for fellowship and bible study.
Deaf Ministry meets on the third Sunday, 10:25a at Grace Church United Methodist for   worship and communion.  Time for fellowship follows worship.
Contact Karen Miller for any questions:
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Deaf Ministry Worship Service

Grace Church United Methodist

Sunday,  10:00 a.m.

Deaf Ministry will have a worship service on the third Sunday of each month, including communion.

Coffee and doughnuts provided.

ASL News

1 -

Your child can now get after school tutoring in subjects such as math, science and ASL with the tutoring delivered in ASL online in your home.

Veditz is the first online, mobile, on-demand and live interactive video chat tutoring platform for the Deaf regardless of where they are or what device they are using. Learn more at

2 - Watch this funny DSD Cookbook AD created by senior, Tylee https://youtube/OT-LbXSh7E8 and don’t forget to buy your DSD Cookbook!

3 - If you missed watching Delaware Governor & Lt. Governor Inauguration Day with an ASL interpreter, you can click “watch again” box at

4 - Marlee Matlin 8-minute video on Deaf and Police Interaction

5 - ASL job coach needed in Darlington, MD –;

Young adult in Darlington is seeking a job coach to help her with employment/volunteer skills and activities, specifically in the animal care field. Must be comfortable around animals, specifically dogs and cats. Must be fluent or have proficiency in ASL. Must have valid driver's license and current CPR/First Aid certification. Mileage reimbursement during hours worked. Need M-F from 9am-12pm.

Job Type: Part-Time

Salary: $15/hr.

Experience: ASL proficiency 1 year

Required: Driver’s License and CPR/First Aid Certification

ASL Community Events

Want to know what’s up in the ASL Community? Here’s a great resource!

Saturday, June 3rd at 5pm “3rd Mid-Atlantic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Festival”; hosted by Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc.

Event: Spaghetti Dinner and Dingo Night

Location: Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD

DELAWARE DEAF SENIOR CITIZEN (DDSC) will host gatherings at South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach, DE

2017 Dates:

January 26 from 10am to 2pm(Thursday)

February 17 from 10am to 2pm (Friday)

March ??? from 10am to 2pm (Friday)

April 21 from 10am to 2pm (Friday)

May 19 from 10am to 2pm (Friday)

If you have any question, please contact

Mike Childs --

(find more info on the Deaf Outreach link above)


Wednesday, February 22nd between 3-8pm: Have dinner at Chipotle (132 Christiana Mall) to support the DSD Elementary School fundraising event for K-2nd graders (see attached flyer for chipotle)


This year's Deaf Tax Day will be held on March 11th, 2017 at Grace Church in Wilmington, Delaware. They are looking for volunteer interpreters to assist the tax preparers in providing free tax prep for the Deaf/HH customers. Volunteers may sign up for two-hours, four-hours, or all day shifts. If interested, please contact Carol Stevens at (see attached Tax Day 2017)


Special Twist Cheerleading Jan. 8 – Feb. 19th in Middletown

Art Night with Your Best Buddy 1st Wednesday every month 6-8pm! (see attached Art Night)


DILA Schedules Winter 2017 ASL I Class

Want to learn American Sign Language, (ASL) or know someone who does? Then register for DILA’s American Sign Language Level I, six-week course, taught twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 24 through March 2, 2017 from 6-8pm at DILA, 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD. Students will learn to carry on an everyday conversation with deaf individuals. Role playing and games designed to teach basic signs are used as tools. By the end of the class, a sampling of the skills you will learn are: Manual Alphabet, numbers, introducing yourself, talking about family, discussing the home, office and more. Cost is $225 and includes textbook/DVD, Signing Naturally I (used in 3 levels of ASL). If you already have the textbook/DVD then cost is $150. Registration deadline is January 17, 2017. For more info or to register call 410-742-5052 v/tty, 443-365-2645 VP, email: or visit Space is limited so register early. (see attached 2017WntrASL1Reg)

American Sign Language Classes for Families in GW Carver Education Center in Frankford, DE. Wednesdays March 8-April 12, from 6-7pm. Register deadline; Wed. March 1st. $35 for adults/children free. (see attached American Sign Language Class) or click here

Spring 2017 ASL Classes Registration NOW OPEN! Click HERE or visit and click on ASL Classes.

All classes held on Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm at Delaware School for the Deaf.

Schedule: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 6

Registration closes Tuesday, January 31st.

Summer Camp News!!

1-Bill Rice Ranch’s Summer Camp for Deaf young people ages 9-19 may attend one week at camp free of charge!

Please contact for more information so your child’s name can be submitted to Amanda Carkhuff, Administrative Assistant (615) 893-2767

Camp location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

2 - Youth Leadership Camp in Oregon! July 17 – August 12 (see attached Youth Leadership Camp 2017) or visit

3 – Deaf Camps, Inc. An all-volunteer non-profit organization that runs a week-long residential camp in Knoxville, MD for deaf or hard of hearing children (ages 7-19) and hearing children who want to learn and practice American Sign Language (ages 7-18). Scholarships are available! For more information, see or contact

4 - ASL Summer Camp at DSD in July 2017 (registration opens in March)

High School July 10-13

Elementary July 17-20

Middle School July 24-27


Hello ASL Community!

ASL News:

1 - DSD wrapped up the Fall 2016 ASL Classes with 109 participants!

A big thank you to our awesome ASL Instructors:

Front Row: Howard Bascome, Veronica Bynum, Kathy Pettigrew, Elizabeth Colon

Back Row: Roger Phipps, Katie Geller, David Meredith, Lauren Shea, Grace Walker

Dates for next semester’s ASL Classes:

Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

April 6

Registration will open soon!

2 - The Postal Service announced the latest round of their Distinguished American stamp series:

Bob Panara, long time professor at Gallaudet and NTID, is being honored with a stamp as part of this series.

Here’s a link to the announcement (you’ll have to scroll down to see Bob’s stamp):…/national-releases/2016/pr16_094.htm

The stamps are available at, and at post offices. What a wonderful way to mail holiday cards this year!

3 - Families with a deaf or hard of hearing child (birth-12 years old): consider participating in a 10-minute Research Study by Washington University (see attached Research Study Survey)

4 – Check it out!

Deaf Outreach is a nonprofit agency providing education and access to resources and services provided to the Deaf and hard of hearing in central Delaware.

5 – Check out this Video Series from Dawn Sign Press: Once Upon a Sign is a series of award winning classic children's stories re-created with modern themes and performed entirely in beautiful American Sign Language. Delight all over again in timeless stories with new twists. Get excited for Fun Signs, a recap of key signs from the stories. Join in the fun by signing along, perfect for kids learning ASL.

6 – Check out the Letter of the Week at Indiana School for the Deaf!

You’ll see the English word, ASL sign, and a colorful picture -

7 - DCMP membership provides unlimited access to thousands of accessible educational videos. We're fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education, so there are no costs associated with any of our services. Family members, school personnel, and other professionals who work with early learners through Grade 12 students with a hearing or vision impairment do qualify for membership. Check this out: DCMP Newsletter DCMP members can:

Access thousands of educational videos that are described and captioned in our Media Library, including training for parents, teachers, and interpreters.
Check out videos on DVD (with free return postage), or watch instantly on PC, Roku, tablets, and smartphones. iOS users can use the DCMP iOS app.
Create and share student accounts to promote independent learning, with control over which videos students have access to. This how-to page and video show how.
Access hundreds of articles on education, accessibility, and advocacy in our Learning Center.
Stay up-to-date on news and recently added videos by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.

Watch accessible television series such as The Magic School Bus, BizKids, Daniel Tiger, Ocean Mysteries, and Bill Nye.

ASL Community Events:

Related image Cheer on the DSD Blue Hawks basketball team vs. New Jersey School for the Deaf: Tuesday, Dec. 6th – girls at 4pm / boys at 5:30pm!

For the full schedule, visit Athletics


Here is a special opportunity for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf blind children to participate in a language-accessible holiday event!

Please see attached Signing Santa Event 2016 flyer for more details.

Saturday, December 10th Millville, NJ (1 hour+ ride)

Sunday, December 11th Deptford Township, NJ (45 minute ride)


“2017 will be an exciting year for the Postal Service’s stamp program,” said Mary-Anne Penner, U.S. Postal Service Director, Stamp Services. “This amazing collection of stamps features beautiful art, distinguished Americans and historic events.”