Women and Justice Social Statement Study

Women and Justice Social Statement Study

We, the Deaconess Community, have been asked to provide collective feedback on the Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice because we are a significant community of rostered womxn in the ELCA (& ELCIC), and our voice matters in such a time as this! To do this...
Assembly Offering: Balance Past Due – PAID!

Assembly Offering: Balance Past Due – PAID!

Using a bridge our Community built with one of our 2017 Mission Grant Recipients, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in South St. Paul, Minnesota, we partnered with the South St. Paul School District to reduce the past due balances of their students’ lunch accounts.  Dr....
The 2018 Deaconess Assembly

The 2018 Deaconess Assembly

Through shared learning, worship, celebrations, meals and fellowship we focused on Bridges: building, maintaining, crossing and even avoiding them as we celebrated the gift of Community during our 2018 Assembly. It was good to welcome our Board members, Pastors Dick...
Apple Tree Center Update

Apple Tree Center Update

Cindy Clark, Director | Apple Tree Center is a ministry of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church located in Kendallville, Indiana and a Mission Grant Recipient. Thank you for your continued prayers. God’s ministry is growing. Our next goal is to begin to “officially” offer...
Changing the Media Narrative on Refugees

Changing the Media Narrative on Refugees

Last month the Lutheran World Federation posted an article about how refugees are portrayed in media. They found that refugees are shown as a faceless mass or as political and social issues, not as people who with a voice. “Since the global refugee crisis...