The Deaf Ministry of Kona United Methodist Church (KUMC) is to take God’s love to Deaf, Hard of hearing, and hearing people. American Sign Language (ASL) is the heart language of Deaf Ministry at KUMC to translate the language of love in God’s “kin-dom.” So, we use our hands to touch the lives of people and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Kona UMC’s Deaf Ministry team believes that the art of life is to show our hands.
DEAF Ministry “CLay” Team:
Director of Deaf Ministry
|Rev. Dr. Sunny Ahn
Deaf Ministry Clergy Leader
Kona UMC’s “Hands Up” Level 1 (6 Wednesdays, starting Wednesday, 7/7, 4pm-5pm, via Zoom): Our hands do so much for us. They are capable of a wide variety of functions: touching, grasping, feeling, holding, manipulating, caressing, and more. Kona UMC’s Deaf Ministry team believes that the art of life is to show our hands and will offer the 6-sessions of “Hands Up” to teach us how to show our hands in American Sign Language (ASL). It is Level 1 of “Hands Up” session that will be taught by ReBecca Bennett, Kona UMC’s Director of Deaf Ministry. There is no registration fee but you must register by June 30. Please register by contacting the church office (808-329-5842 or KonaUMC@hawaii.rr.com). At registration, you are to provide your name and email address. If you are under 18-years old, then please provide your age also. Please contact Pastor Sunny if you have any questions.