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...

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...

First Formation Event

By Sr. Krista Anderson As we celebrate the new Word and Service Roster we are transitioning out of a dual candidacy process into a new separate Deaconess formation process. After years of dreaming and planning the “new” formation process for Deaconess candidates is...