The central calling of a deacon is “to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any that may be in distress.”
Presbyterian Book of Order
Deacons serve through their spiritual gifts in a variety of capacities to help meet these needs. These areas are fluid and adapt to meet changing needs and to express the gifts of present-day Deacons. A few current areas of service are: managing the Deacons Fund; coordinating meal making; supporting our seniors; and welcoming new people.
Deacons, generally about 18 members, meet monthly, usually on the 4th Tuesday in the evening. During this time we have devotions and snacks, report on activities, make decisions, and pray and laugh together. Deacons also serve through praying for people during worship and serving communion. In many ways, being a Deacon is like joining a home group with a specific purpose: to serve those Christ would have us serve.
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How is the Deacons Fund funded?
The Deacons Fund relies solely on donations. Some Bethany folks utilize their matching fund contributions by designating our Deacon’s Fund as their choice. They are able to do this because this fund reaches out beyond Bethany.