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D.E.A.F.  Deaf Everywhere Are Family

---Bible Study---

For all Bible Studies:
--We meet at a local church where services are interpreted.
--We have Bible study & enjoy DEAF fellowship.

--There will be a potluck lunch so please bring food to share. 
--All are welcome to our DEAF meetings, and we look forward to seeing you there! 

Bible Study Schedule:  
March 11 - 11:00am - Norwich SDA Church - 400 Harland Rd., Norwich, CT
May 6 - 11:00am - Bridgeport Tabernacle SDA - 717 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, CT (Date/location may change)
July 15 - 11:00am - Plainville SDA Church - 97 Broad St., Plainville, CT
Sept. 16 - 11:00am - Fitchburg SDA Church - 205 Summer St., Fitchburg, MA
Oct. 21 - 11:00am - Canaan SDA Church - 7 Sand Rd., Canaan, CT (Date/location may change)
Nov. 4 - 11:00am - Lowell All Nations SDA Church - 20 Meadowcroft St., Lowell, MA
Dec. 2 - 11:00am - Johnston SDA Church - 2693 Hartford Ave., Johnston, RI

***Please note: Schedule may be subject to change.

Learn American Sign Language

FREE 6-Week ASL Course in Stoneham, MA
Starts February 2/Ends March 9

Taught by Fred Christiansen 
When: Thursdays, from 7:00 - 8:30pm (every week February 2 through March 9)
Where: Stoneham Memorial Church,  29 Maple Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
For more information call 781-832-2022 or 

 A Deaf Deaf World event for ASL I and II

For ASL I and II students only

February 9 at Northeastern University

Imagine an island where only ASL is used.This is what we create in our version of Deaf Deaf World. An imaginary world with hotel, cafe, bank, etc. will be created where ASL is the dominant language. A great opportunity to have an ASL immersion experience!

When: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 - 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Where: Ballroom - Curry Student Center (2nd floor) at Northeastern University, Boston, MA

For more information, contact ASL Program at 617-373-3064 (voice) or (857) 366-4198 (VP)
For Deaf people only, if you are interested to volunteer with us, please email directly Jim Lipsky at
DEAF Weekend 25th Anniversary Celebration 
Celebrating God's Blessings featuring Pastor Jeff Jordan
Date:  March 31 - April 2

Come join us for our Annual DEAF weekend as we celebrate our 25th year and God's many blessings. We remember where we started and look forward to God's leading for our future.

-Friday, March 31st - 6:15pm - Welcome & Introductions, Meeting, Light Supper, Short Presentation

-Sabbath (Saturday) April 1st
  • 10:00am - DEAF Bible Study 
  • 11:00am - Combined Worship Service 
  • 12:30pm - Potluck Lunch 
  • 3:30pm - Afternoon Meeting 
  • 5:30pm - Light Supper 
  • 7:00pm - Fun and Games
-Sunday, April 2nd - 10:00am - Short Devotional, Goodbye Brunch
Deaf, Inc. 40th Anniversary Celebration (SAVE THE DATE!)
Date: Saturday, April 29 (Evening)
Location: Newton, MA
More information to come! 
SNEC Camp Meeting 2017
Date: June 16-24
Location: SNEC Campgrounds, 34 Sawyer Street, South Lancaster, MA 01561
All main meetings will be interpreted into ASL.
Date:  August 23-27, 2017
Timothy Hill Christian Camp, 128 Norwich Lake, Huntington, MA 01050
More Details coming soon! SAVE THE DATE.
Three Angels Deaf Ministry Is Now Live Streaming
Three Angels Deaf Ministry now live streams its sermons with Pastor David Trexler every Saturday at 11:30am (EST). If you find you are snowed in and can't make it to church, or if there is no Deaf church or Interpreter in your area, this is a great blessing. (Please Note: these sermons are in ASL and have no voice interpreting.)

You can see these sermons every Saturday at 11:30 EST at this link:

Three Angels Deaf Ministries also has a wonderful online video library here:

DEAF Church Online Live Streams Deaf Worship Service Every Saturday at 11:30am (EST)
The Southern Deaf Fellowship live streams its worship service with Pastor Jeff Jordan every Saturday at 11:30am (EST). (Please Note: these sermons are in ASL and are voice interpreted.) You can watch the Deaf Church Online each Saturday at 11:30 EST at this link:
You can also see the Southern Deaf Fellowship video library here:
It Is Written Daily Devotional in ASL
It is Written daily devotional in ASL (signed by Missy Jordan) email sign up on the bottom of the link! 

Hope Channel DEAF Has Finally Launched! 
The Hope Channel has launched HopeChannel DEAF that will be streaming on-demand Deaf programing at this link.
More In the News...
Many of you may already know about and are excited about "Sign1News".   Sign1News is the first and only digital network, partnered with world news leader CNN, to offer on-line news and information in American Sign Language.  Sign1News provides equal access to local, regional and national news and information to the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community via a daily post-produced broadcast.  You can learn more about Sign1News in ASL at OR read about it at

Some interesting info about Sign1News:
  • Lots of info is available about Sign1News - Check out video "Sign1News Press Conference" (interpreted) at
  • First of its kind national news network
  • Major network (CNN) supported/affiliated
  • Entire newscast in ASL (not interpreted)
  • On-line, post-produced broadcast will run 2 times a day (10AM & 7PM), 7 days a week
  • Launch (start) of Sign1News will be March 2017
  • Sign1News needs a sign name; Deaf community is asked to help - Check out ASL video "Sign1News Needs A Sign!" at
  • Staff needed (best of the best Deaf & hearing staff) - Check out press conference video above and "Careers" tab at
Job Posting
DEAF, Inc. Job Announcement  
Title: Contracted Front Desk Receptionist (full-time)  
Position Available: Immediately until filled  
Position Overview: The Front Desk Receptionist is the first contact to the agency and is responsible for fielding calls whether via videophone, TTY,or voice and directing them to the correct DEAF, Inc. personnel.  The Front Desk Receptionist is to interact with consumers and visitors when they enter the agency at the Allston, MA location to ensure that they connect with the appropriate DEAF, Inc. personnel.  Click here to view job description.

For more information, visit or contact Ann Thompson, Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator, at  Founded in 1977, DEAF, Inc. is multi-service agency nonprofit run by and for deaf (Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened) people. An integral part of Massachusetts & #39 deaf community, our mission is to inspire people to achieve personal and professional goals through accessible programs and services. We build bridges across communities by increasing communication access and awareness. For more information about DEAF, Inc., visit our website at

All are welcome to all our DEAF meetings and events. Please post our DEAF schedule and invite your friends. We hope to see you soon!  For more information or to join us for these events, please email: or call: 866-970-1689 (VP) / 508-838-5391 (voice)
Jessica McGowan Smith
SNEC DEAF Coordinator
Southern New England Conference
Deaf Everywhere Are Family

Jessica McGowan-Smith
Deaf Ministries Coordinator
Southern New England Conference
(video phone)
508-838-5391 (voice phone)


Three Angels Deaf Ministries