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Mosaic: A Ministry of the Church

by by: Rev. Dr. David deFreese, Vice President of Church Relations and International Programming, Mosaic   “Embracing God’s call, Mosaic relentlessly pursues opportunities that empower people.” Mosaic’s mission statement encapsulates the ministry of this serving arm of the Church. Born...

Update: Grant proposals

Hello! The time to receive grant proposals is on the way! Thank you to those who have reached out recently to ask this very question. 🙂 My answer, in short, is soon– right at about the end of September. After...

Total Inclusion!

Today’s blog post comes from Josiah Benedict, the Program Coordinator for Total Inclusion:  Total Inclusion was launched in 2020 after some lead up work by the ELCA and Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOM). An ELCA program with a deep partnership with...

“Our Wholeness Is In Jesus Christ” by Rev. Peter Heide

I remember a particular Sunday in October 1962. It was the first anniversary of me being blind, and I was pretty proud of myself. I had made the transition from sight to blindness with some degree of competency. I had...

North/West Lower Michigan Synod Task Force for Disability Ministry

Greetings,  My name is Pastor Clay Bates, and I serve as the chair of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Task Force for Disability Ministry.    My vision of a synodical task force to promote ministry with people with disabilities began with...

Meet the Advisory Team!

  Hi! I’m Rev. Lisa Heffernan, and I serve as the coordinator for Disability Ministries; a position I began just about a year ago! My involvement with the advisory team began in early 2017. Between then and now I have...