Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs)

Wheat Ridge announces ‘new, improved’ grant programs

Wheat Ridge Ministries in Itasca, Ill., has made changes to two grant programs that will enable grant applications to be submitted — and funded — more often.

Patton installed as coordinator of RSOs

Deaconess Cara Patton of Butte, Mont., is installed Sept. 9 as coordinator of the Synod’s Recognized Service Organizations program.

Open Arms sponsors retreat for child-care directors

The Open Arms Institute is sponsoring a Directors Retreat for child-care center directors and assistant directors July 31-Aug. 2 in Atlanta.

Lutheran, Catholic leaders discuss social-ministry challenges

The March 21 meeting in St. Louis brings together representatives of the LCMS, Lutheran Church—Canada and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.