Congratulations to our congregation on Staten Island, Hands for Christ Community Church. They have been catching media attention and praise for their Sunday services which are led fully in American Sign Language (ASL), with a voice translator. The following is a write up from Pastor Mary Bacheller.
Spectrum News NY1 (the local TV station) called to ask if we could be interviewed for their show. We agreed and they came and loved our services. They would like to come back another time as well. They captured the essence of our services. Even though attendance was down a bit, we did have a new family join us. I am asking the station to provide a link or DVD /CD with closed captioning on it so that I can send it to all of the deaf on the island as a promo piece and invite them to services.
For the video and accompanying article by the local news station, please view this link: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2019/08/06/staten-island-church-is-a-sign-of-faith