COMPASSION AND ENCOURAGEMENT ARE OUR FOUNDATION
Deacons empower members of HOPE’s congregation and partner with neighbouring churches, Christian services, and local social agencies. Diaconal Ministry focuses mainly on the following areas:
Deacons model and demonstrate compassion to those who are hurting with words of hope and actions for encouragement.
Deacons model and encourage the congregation to be engaged in community ministry within their local communities.
Deacons encourage church members to be stewards of God’s creation and to practice authentic stewardship with their time, talents, and money.
Deacons model and encourage the congregation to be advocates for and with the marginalized and vulnerable people in their own local community.
(Pictured from left to right) Debbie Mendes de Franca, Pam Paulauskas, Elizabeth Doorenspleet, Steve Zuidema, Sheldon Hinds, Harold Westerman and Rose Saller
(Not pictured) Catherine Arthur