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Intentional Community

Intentional Community

To the Deaconess Community, intentional community is more than the definition of each word. Sr. Liz Colver, director of vocation and education defines community in this way: “A community is more than one person, intentionally connected to one another, with some...
Statement of Welcome

Statement of Welcome

Statement of Welcome Statement of Welcome Our Commitment to Oneness in Christ: The Deaconess Community of the ELCA, compelled by the love of Christ and sustained by community, recognizes and affirms the beauty of the diversity of God’s image reflected in humanity. We...
Why We Write Womxn

Why We Write Womxn

At the Deaconess Community’s 2016 assembly, we voted to become a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community. Included in that vote was the decision to open our doors to female-identifying people. The spelling of “women” and “woman” originate from Old English, where...