Past Grant Recipients

Clergy/Lay Workshop in Birmingham, Alabama

The Clergy/Lay Workshop in Birmingham, Alabama was held Monday, March 14 to Thursday, March 17, 2011

Workshop Leaders

Grant Workshop 1

Laurence Wainwright addresses the workshop with the Rev. Marianne Stuart (photos by Sandra Pickering)

The Rev. Marianne Stuart – Rector St. John’s Church
The Rev. Barbara A. Allen
The Rev. Dr. Roger A. Pickering
The Rev. Maria Isabel Santiviago
Mrs. Sandra Pickering
Mrs. Peggy McLaughlin

Attendance was limited to one clergy and two lay leaders per church, by invitation of their vicar or rector.

This workshop was for those who are newly involved in Deaf Ministry, both clergy and lay leaders.

Some of the sessions combined clergy and lay leaders and others targeted clergy and
lay leaders separately.

Topics

Vocabulary (signs specific to liturgy including signed hymns)
Logistics (lighting, positioning, sight lines)
Language levels

Three attendees from All Soul's Church of the Deaf, Philadelphia. (Front to back: Elizabeth Thornton, the Rev. Judith Meckling, and Charles Gallagher)

Three attendees from All Soul’s Church of the Deaf, Philadelphia. (Front to back: Elizabeth Thornton, the Rev. Judith Meckling, and Charles Gallagher)

Each participant was videotaped with hands-on practice.
There were round-table discussions on subjects such as What works for you? What doesn’t work? Practical
issues, Network building, Mentoring, Available resources (ECD training DVDs, some of which are new and some which
are historical in nature)

All expenses for one clergy and two lay leaders were paid by the ECD.

Accommodations were at the Drury Inn and Suites in Birmingham, AL.

ECD provided transportation to and from the hotel to St. John’s Church for the Deaf.


Ephphatha Mission For the Deaf, Rochester NY

Long-existing ministry relocated and welcomed to Church of the Epiphany in Rochester, NY.

Funds from Church Mission to Deaf People Fund.

The move has been successful and the group is growing.

The Church of the Epiphany
3285 Buffalo Rd.
Rochester, NY 14624

The Rev. Nancy Dunbar Stevens is the rector.
The Rev. Deacon Suzanne Johnston leads the Ephphatha Ministry.

Services are ASL-interpreted every Sunday at 10 am.