Category Archives: Deaconess

In Community, In Ministry

Editor’s note: The March issue of response featured the story “To Celebrate and Sanctify” by Mary Beth Coudal outlining United Methodist Women’s proposed new additions to the The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, one on lay order  … Continue reading

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Relishing a Raisin.

Deaconess Pat Hoerth reflects on her time, teaching and fellowship at Assembly 2014:

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The Right Fit: My Calling as a Deaconess

by Jeanne Roe Smith Being a United Methodist deaconess has allowed me to integrate my calling to love, justice and service ministry within the university setting for the past 15 years. I did not come to this calling easily or … Continue reading

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Hearing My Call, and Knowing It’s Mine

by Jeanne Martin “Volunteer coming across the yard!” I leave the security of the cement building and walk alone across the yard. I keep my eye on the abandoned baseball field—no action there except a few dandelions growing where the … Continue reading

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