Deacons Ministry

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 at Bethany are called to minister to the poor, the hungry, the sick, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. We look for individuals or people groups within Bethany who might be experiencing a sense of being forgotten, overlooked or disconnected. We also serve those outside Bethany through the Deacon fund.

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.

2024 Deacons

John Bernhardt

Shannon Blankenship

Brenda Burnett

David Campbell

Debbie Campbell

Alex Conner

Glyn Devereaux

Jacque Ives

Beth MacLean

Samantha Pierce

Leslie Ross

Tom Sawers

Joel Shoop

Nina Williams

Claudia Steinman

Gil Ward

Derek White

Find out more about the Deacons at Bethany