Church Interpreter Training Institute Registration Now Open

In keeping with its commitment to offer regional workshops for church interpreters around the United States, Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD) will offer a nine-day intensive workshop in Fort Wayne, Ind., this summer. The Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) will take place June 25 to July 3, 2017, on the campus of Concordia Theological more »

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Mill Neck Visits Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf in Montego Bay

Usually when you envision taking a trip to the country of Jamaica, you imagine palm trees that stretch all the way up to the clear blue skies. Miles of sandy beaches that meet crystal blue waters. A destination providing tranquility at its best. Well, the Mill Neck Foundation—an organization that enhances the lives of the more »

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Help Deaf People Open Their Hearts to God This Christmas

  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22 (NIV)   I want you to imagine… On a beautiful Christmas morning, you gather in church with family and friends to receive the Word of God. You converse with each other, offering handshakes of comfort more »

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Thanksgiving Chapel Service

Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 12 p.m. The John of Beverly Chapel in the Mill Neck Manor House A time to express prayers of thanksgiving for the bountiful blessings God has provided for us throughout the year. Together we will count our blessings and give gratitude to the glory of God. Please submit your prayers of thanksgiving more »

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New Interpreted Worship Services on Long Island

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf is pleased to announce that a new interpreted worship service opportunity will be available to people who are Deaf through a new partnership. Beginning on Sept. 11, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (420 Stewart Ave., Garden City, N.Y.) will have an American Sign Language interpreted service each second Sunday of more »

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September 11 Remembrance Service

Friday, September 9, at 3:30 p.m. The John of Beverley Chapel in the Mill Neck Manor House A time of prayer to remember September 11, 2001, and to pray for all of those affected. Together we will remember all of those who died and were injured on 9-11 but in particular our loved ones. Please submit your prayer requests more »

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LFD Director of Deaf Ministry Rev. Tom Dunseth travels to Macau, China

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD) Reverend Thomas Dunseth recently traveled to the city of Macau, China.  Rev. Dunseth’s first stop was at the graduation ceremony for the Concordia School for Special Education in Macau where he is currently the President of the Board.  He was responsible for presenting certificates of merit to three Concordia School teachers. For the more »

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LCMS Recognizes Lutheran Friends of the Deaf for Deaf Ministry!

Our Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD) team is currently participating in the 66th National Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from July 9-14, 2016.  Representing LFD at the convention is Board President Rudy Auslander, President and CEO Michael Killian and his wife Susan, Board member William Charon, and the entire LFD team! more »

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LFD Launches a Free Vacation Bible School on Long Island

“Gospel Hands” Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an exciting 4-day program being offered this summer by Lutheran Friends of the Deaf. Free of charge to Deaf children and their siblings (ages 6-12), this unique VBS will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Garden City on August 16-19, 2016. Since 1947, Lutheran Friends more »

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Lutheran Friends of the Deaf featured in LCMS RSO Newsletter!


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Signed Worship Service in CT – funded by Mill Neck Foundation

Join us for an interpreted worship service and experience American Sign Language through trained interpreters. Everyone is Welcome Each visitor will receive a FREE copy of Jesus Blesses the Children, produced by Lutheran Friends of the Deaf and supported by Lutheran Woman’s Missionary League.

Support the Lutheran Friends of the Deaf this Spring Season…

Dear Friends: It is finally time to look toward the new life of spring! When this season arrives, the chill of winter fades away and the once distant memories of warm weather, oceans and vacations are now on the horizon—the light has begun to emerge from the darkness. And although these glorious spring events are more »

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Deaf Ministry Week 2016 – Register Today!

A Joint Effort of Lutheran Friends of the Deaf and Life in Christ Lutheran Church How does the church reach the Deaf community with the Gospel? In an effort to answer this question Lutheran Friends of the Deaf constantly strives to push the limits of Deaf mission work. We created conferences to train Church interpreters more »

Installation of Phyllis Yee as Deaconess Intern for LFD

Today, Lutheran Friends of the Deaf welcomed Bishop Derek Lecakes, President of the AD-LCMS, to preside over chapel service in the recently re-dedicated John of Beverley Chapel of Mill Neck Manor. Following the sermon, attendees witnessed the installation of Deaconess Phyllis Yee as a member of the LFD team.

Christmas Devotion and Prayer for 2015

By Rev. Thomas Dunseth, Director of Deaf Ministry for Lutheran Friends of the Deaf When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”16 And they went with haste and found more »

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