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March 16, 2004

New England's largest Protestant church adds interpreter service

From: AMOC - Mar 16, 2004


BLOOMFIELD, CONN., March 16, 2004 - Deaf/hearing impaired people will have a new place to worship beginning this month. The First Cathedral, the largest Protestant church in New England, is now providing translation services for deaf/hearing impaired people. Offered to members and guests attending the church's 10 a.m. Sunday worship, the translation services are the first step in a new multilingual ministry recently launched at the Bloomfield, Connecticut church.

"Part of our spiritual mission, here at The First Cathedral, is to reach out to each and every person who wants to worship in God's house," said Bishop LeRoy Bailey, Jr., Senior Pastor. Bishop Bailey said that as part of the multilingual ministry, the church has set up an information center for translation services with assistance from multilingual staff, including sign language interpreters, and devices that translate English into Spanish. The church plans to expand these services to other languages, as needed.

For more information about these services, please contact 860-243-6520 or visit

The First Cathedral, "A Church for All People", is the largest Protestant church in New England with over 65 ministers and 60 ministries serving in the United States and internationally. Currently, the church membership is over 8,000, and its contemporary, theatre style sanctuary seats 3,400.


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