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....
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...
Why I am a Deaconess – Sr. Michelle Walka

Why I am a Deaconess – Sr. Michelle Walka

Sr. Michelle Walka is the director of Beloved Art and Practice. Please click here to view and purchase her work. In seminary, I found myself deep in discernment. I knew I was being called into faith leadership and I continued to connect to the longings of those who...