*Interpreted for the deaf
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Deaf & Disabilities Ministry Leader
Our Deaf Ministry is an integrated part of our congregation. We offer Interpreted Services and programs, Silent Fellowship (a Weekend Group for Deaf and hearing who communicate in ASL), and a variety of fellowship opportunities for our Deaf community.
ASL Interpreted Worship Service: 11:15 a.m. • Sundays • Blankenbaker Campus
Silent Fellowship Weekend Group: 9:30 a.m. • Sundays • Blankenbaker Campus • ATLR 200
Led in ASL by Deaf and hearing teachers. We look deeper at what the Bible has to say and build relationships with one another.
Beginning American Sign Language Classes ASL classes are offered throughout the year.
To request ASL interpreters for other classes and programs within the church please contact our office at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the class. We will try our best to meet that need.
Classes for all ages are offered at our Blankenbaker Campus. These classes are specifically designed to encourage each individual to connect to an appropriate small group depending on their age and developmental needs. We offer a wide variety of opportunities in both inclusive and self-contained settings. All classes are led by our trained team of volunteers and staff.
A classroom for children who prefer a smaller setting where we can provide customized programming is offered during all weekend worship services. Children have the opportunity to attend worship, learn Bible stories, and enjoy quiet time in specialized classrooms.
Location: Blankenbaker Campus • ED 114
Times: Saturdays • 5:00 p.m. / Sundays • 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
We partner with our Middle School Ministry (MSM) and High School Ministry (HSM) to create an environment that is welcoming to all teens as they connect to Jesus and one another.
Middle School: Sundays • 9:00 a.m. • Blankenbaker Campus • Room 21
High School: Sundays • 11:15 a.m. • Blankenbaker Campus • The Block Auditorium
For anyone who would prefer a class of their own, we offer a range of classes to allow fellowship and Bible study for teens and adults with developmental disabilities.
Sundays • 8:00 a.m. Blankenbaker Campus • WC 246
Fellowship and Bible study for adults with developmental disabilities.
Saturdays • 5:00 p.m. Blankenbaker Campus • WC 246
Sundays • 10:45 a.m. Blankenbaker Campus • WC 246
Older teens and young adults with special needs are invited to gather with us for worship, fellowship, crafts, and a lesson. A team of teachers work with students at their individual pace.
Sundays • 10:45 a.m. • Blankenbaker Campus • ATLR 202
Join older teens and adults after worship each week to discuss the sermon and gain understanding that goes beyond the pews.
Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29, 2018 Country Lake Christian Retreat
Camp Freedom is a weekend away for anyone with a developmental disability—ages 10 and up. We offer one-on-one support to allow all campers to engage in typical camp activities. Campers enjoy swimming, crafts, worship, campfires, and much more.
Friday, October 13, 2017 Blankenbaker Campus
This annual event is a large, prom-style dance for adults ages 18 and older with developmental disabilities. The evening includes a visit to the salon, games, photo opportunities, dinner, karaoke, and a big dance! Registration is required. Information on formal clothes and registration will be posted in August.
We offer sports all year, depending on the season. Sports include: basketball, softball, soccer, bowling, and cheerleading.
Bowling will begin August 16, 2018. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Mondays • Through November 20
A fun, family based pre-sports program offered through Special Olympics of KY. We provide a trained coach and fun equipment to help children ages 2-7 who are affected by a special need to participate in games, obstacle courses, and movement activities along with their peers, siblings, and parents.
Friday, November 17 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • FH 1
Families, friends, and guests of the Deaf & Disabilities Ministry are invited to a holiday party! Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Wear holiday-themed clothes. No registration required.
Our adult Weekend Group for parents and caregivers is a great place to participate in Bible study and fellowship, and share the bond of special needs parenting. This group will resume in the Fall.
Most 3rd Fridays • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Blankenbaker Campus
Once a month, parents meet to share life and hear from a variety of guests on topics concerning their teen or adult sons and daughters. This group is offered at the same time as Friday Night ALIVE.
Blind and Visually Impaired Words to songs for our weekend services are available in both Braille and large print. Braille can be picked up from our Connection Center in the Atrium of the Blankenbaker Campus. Large Print is found at the entrance to the Worship Center where bulletins are distributed.
Parking Lot A Parking Lot A at the Blankenbaker Campus provides a shuttle that is easy to board and will drive you to the main doors that are under a covered portico.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available from greeters at the doors to help anyone needing assistance navigating the building.
Family Restrooms Family Restrooms are located throughout the Worship Center at the Blankenbaker Campus. These are single rooms with space to position wheelchairs and walkers.
Volunteers are an essential part of this relationship-based ministry. Weekly volunteers get to know students so they receive consistent, quality care each time they attend our programs. Monthly volunteers come to Friday Night ALIVE other special events. Annual programs such as Camp Freedom and Shine could not provide individualized assistance for each guest without a strong and growing team.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join us for volunteer training and learn what it takes to be a friend to people with disabilities.