Apple Tree Center

By Cindy Clark, Executive Director of Apple Tree Center | Each year the Deaconess Community Awards “Mission Support Grants” to support the missions of different organizations. One of these grant recipients is Apple Tree Center in Kendallville, IN.  Amidst all the...

For Those In Need

Nick Bates | Nick Bates is a Deacon in the ELCA and a member of the Deaconess Community’s Communications Committee. He is the Director of Hunger Network in Ohio, which is a Mission Support Grant Recipient.  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is...

Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

By Sr. Noreen Stevens, Directing Deaconess: this reflection is modified from the Deaconess Community’s Verse of the Day. The Verse of the Day is a daily devotional that is distributed to the Deaconesses through email and mail. It is one of the ways that the...

Though the Mountains Tremble…Stand by Me Here

BY SR. NOREEN STEVENS At a recent walk through of an installation service, Bishop Girlinghouse (Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod of the ELCA) motioned to his side saying, “Stand by me, here.”  While I continued to listen to the instructions, there was a cacophony of sounds and...

Mission Support Grants

This year the Deaconess Community has continued to impact a broken world by partnering with organizations through Mission Support Grants. This year the Community has committed to awarding grants to 19 different organizations that work across the United States and the...