The Quinte Deaf Fellowship is an outreach ministry that provides essential spiritual services to the Deaf community of the Quinte region of Ontario, which has one of the highest per capita populations of Deaf people in Canada.

The 20 or so members meet weekly in the chapel space at Bridge Street United Church in Belleville. Helen Bickle, a designated lay minister, offers leadership to the group. They dream of one day having their own space for Bible study, support groups, social events, and prayer meetings. Many who attend the Fellowship are on social assistance and therefore do not have a lot of disposable income to help the church with its dream.

We are thankful that through support from Mission & Service the Fellowship is able to continue its important ministry. Most of the grant the Fellowship receives supports Helen, whose leadership is vitally important as the Fellowship expands its vision and outreach.

Members continue to reach out to the community, the city of Belleville, the province of Ontario, and national ministries with the Deaf to form partnerships. This ensures the continuation of this vital ministry that offers so many people a place of welcome. Quinte Deaf Fellowship has become a spiritual home for many in the Deaf community.

We sing thanksgiving for the Deaf community in Quinte!

If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!

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