Caring ministries are strong at Bethlehem!
Deacons – Each family in our community is matched with a deacon to foster caring interpersonal relationships. Deacons offer a sympathetic ear or a helping hand, provide an open line of communication, and extend personal care to members as they celebrate joys or cope with concerns in their lives.
New Member Partners – Each new member at Bethlehem is matched with a new member partner to offer introductions, answer any questions and help fully integrate our newer members into community life at Bethlehem.
Eucharistic Ministers – Lay Eucharistic ministers are trained and commissioned to bring communion to homebound or convalescent members, complementing pastoral visits.
Prayer Chain – Members of the prayer chain offer private prayer on behalf of anyone in our community or beyond who lifts up a prayer request.
Prayer Shawls – Hand made prayer shawls are provided to individuals confronting a serious health concern. The prayer shawl sustains the recipient, providing the tangible experience of being enveloped in the care of others and of being wrapped in the warmth of God's comforting arms.
Audio Tape Ministry – Audio tapes of Sunday morning worship are prepared and delivered to anyone who requests them.