Alicia Moylan offers ASL interpretation at the church’s 9 a.m. service on Sundays.

Kathy Kitagawa

Adult Formation Ministries at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church is offering a series of classes in American Sign Language beginning Sunday.

Classes will be Sundays at 10:15 a.m. in Room 9 through mid-December.

St. Philip’s parishioner Clifford R. Rowley, who is deaf, will teach the classes.

Rowley was a research chemist until he retired in 2001 after 35 years with a chemical manufacturer in New Jersey. He then worked for a few years as a substitute teacher at Tucson Magnet High School. He now serves on the board of the New York School for the Deaf.

The classes are free and open to the public. Preregistration is requested by emailing Rowley at

St. Philip’s, at 4440 N. Campbell Ave., offers ASL interpretation at its 9 a.m. service each Sunday. For more information, call the church at 299-6421.