New England District

Lutheran Women's Missionary League

Special Focus Ministries

Vice President, Nancy Stinnett –

The Special Focus Ministries encourages sensitivity in women toward those who are hurting and in need.  We provide resources and encouragement to enable knowledgeable and Biblical comfort to themselves and others.

The Special Focus Ministries Committee alerts members to the opportunities and challenges for mission service in the congregation, zone, district and community; it also encourages active participation in and provide materials and suggestions for a mission service program. We work with the LCMS-NED based missionaries with regard to maintaining a list and status. If needed, render courtesy service to incoming and outgoing missionaries and their families.


TLC For Wives of Deployed Chaplains

 Coordinated by the Military Project at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne

TLC For Wives of Deployed Chaplains

Is your society looking for ideas for a mission servant activity?  The CTSFW Military Project has a new service project: TLC For Wives of Deployed Chaplains.  Director of the Military Project, Deaconess Carolyn Brinkley, states, “One of the hardest and most challenging aspects of deployment for a chaplain and his family are the months of separation.  TLC For Wives of Deployed Chaplains is designed to bring Christ’s mercy to the dear ladies who share their husbands around the world as chaplains for the Armed Forces.  This service project is an opportunity to send cards, notes, and small gifts to our sisters in Christ that will not only make them feel loved, but will also cheer their husband’s spirit knowing that their spouse is cared for.”  If your society would like to participate in this project, please click here for guidelines:  Final Guidelines TLC For Wives of Deployed Chaplains

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1. Cards with Scripture, Notes, and Signatures This is the most important thing that you could send to the deployed chaplains’ wives. Receiving greetings from LCMS sisters from across the country will not only make these ladies feel loved and cared for, but will also cheer their husband’s spirits. Being separated from six months to a year or longer can be very difficult and challenging. Your concern and care will make a difference! Many thanks for your willingness to do this work of mercy.

2. Care Package Suggestions (approx. 1-3 items) • Something your area is known for (e.g., Vera Bradley bags and DeBrand’s Chocolates in Fort Wayne; J.W. Renfroe Pecan Co. in Pensacola) • Items specific to the church year or season • Mug, coffee, and tea • Treats and snacks • CDs of sacred music • Books • Handmade soap • Specialty handcrafted gift made by someone in your group or church • Something to cheer the heart

3. Please contact me for current names and addresses approximately a month before mailing cards or care packages.

4. Please keep these dear ladies, their chaplain husbands, and their families in your prayers.

5. If you have any questions, just let me know and I’ll be happy to help you.

Again, thank you!

The Lord Jesus be with you and bless you,

Deaconess Carolyn Brinkley Military Project Director

Concordia Theological Seminary

6600 North Clinton

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

(260) 452-2140



Young Women Committee: Sage Veino

The Young Women Committee’s purpose is to encourage young women to join and participate in the LWML-NED. Click on the link for news and information especially for the young women of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.


The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) of the New England District (NED) is now accepting applications for zone Young Woman Representatives (YWRs) to the LWML-NED Convention in Trumbull, CT, from April 26-27, 2024.

Be on the lookout for young ladies who may enjoy this opportunity to learn more about the LWML and encourage them to apply.

Please click on the links below for more detailed information and the application form.


  • A mature young woman who is preferably 22-35 years of age
  • A member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • She shall have a deep love and devotion to her Lord Jesus Christ.
  • She shall be able to be away from home and/or work for the convention.
  • She shall be willing to attend all sessions of the convention, sitting in assigned seating, though she will not be able to vote.

She shall complete the application form and return it to the committee by March 1, 2024. (See application for name and email address to whom it is sent.)


  •  She shall be asked to give a report of her impressions and account of experiences at a district, zone and/or society meeting.
  • She shall commit herself to be active in her LWML society and to encourage others to be a part of her excitement.
  • She may be invited to attend zone and society functions and be open to take part in the programs upon request.
  • The LWML District will cover the cost of registration for the convention, ½ a hotel room, and meals.

Help spread the word to young ladies who would be blessed by serving in this capacity in Trumbull, CT, next April.

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Heart to Heart

Picture1The LWML New England District welcomes all women of the LCMS.   We intentionally seek out, invite, and include women of all cultures to participate in the life and work of the LWML.  Pray that God will guide you to women of other cultures in this effort.  Do you know a sister-in-Christ where English is not her first language?  Invite her to your next LWML meeting or rally and introduce her to other sisters-in-Christ.  Give her a preview of what to expect.  Sit next to her so you can help her feel welcome and answer any questions she might have. Thank her for coming and follow-up and ask her what she thought and invite her back!  She will undoubtedly have ideas to share and contributions to make that will enrich your group.


Spirit Warrior Ministry