Lutheran Homes of Michigan and Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan partner with Girls of Grace Dance Ministry of Frankenmuth
Area nonprofits partner to bring message of hope to community
FRANKENMUTH, MICH., Jan. 25, 2013 — The human care ministries of Lutheran Homes of Michigan and Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan are privileged to enter into a ministry partnership with Girls of Grace Dance Ministry. The intent of the partnership is to establish mutually beneficial, meaningful intersections of the respective ministries so that God would be glorified, lives would be touched and each ministry would be strengthened.
For the past 11 years, the Girls of Grace Dance Ministry from St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth has been captivating audiences and sharing its faith through the art of sacred dance. With their love of dance and their inspiring testimonies, the Girls of Grace dancers have shared their heart with thousands of people throughout Michigan. While the ministry has a strong emphasis on dance, it is also designed to mentor young Christian women through studying God’s Word and discussing the importance of leading a Godly life.
The future of Girls of Grace has been on the mind of Linda Nuechterlein, director, for some time. “The ministry of Girls of Grace isn’t just about dance. It is about serving and meeting the needs of our community,” says Nuechterlein. When the opportunity to partner with LHM and LCFS arose, Nuechterlein knew it was an answer to prayer.
For Lutheran Homes of Michigan and Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan, the partnership offers a new way to share the message of hope as an expression of God’s love. Each year, LHM and LCFS impact the lives of more than 17,000 people in Michigan.
“I am convinced the world needs the message of hope now more than ever. Through our partnership with Girls of Grace, we can bring to life real issues that are impacting children and families right here in Michigan,” says David Gehm, president and CEO of Lutheran Homes of Michigan and Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan.
Since 1893, Lutheran Homes of Michigan has been caring for Michigan seniors and their caregivers. In June 2012, Lutheran Homes of Michigan and Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan announced their intent to merge into one single nonprofit organization, designed to serve more people in need with services for Michigan seniors, caregivers, children and families. Headquartered in Frankenmuth, LHM employs nearly 1,100 people across the state.
For more information on Lutheran Homes of Michigan, visit www.agingenriched.org. For more information on Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan, visit www.lcfsmi.org. To learn more about the Girls of Grace partnership, visit www.girlsofgracedance.com.