Deacons are people who are good at caring and connecting. In this busy world, it’s not always easy to find ways to connect with people, but each Deacon finds a way to do so that works for them. Some like to write cards, some prefer a telephone call, some bake, and some prefer to email. The thing that Deacons have in common is a commitment to care for the members of BelPres.

Each member is assigned a Deacon, and we have some Deacons who respond to non-members when in crisis (major or minor). We encourage you to get to know your Deacon. If you don’t know who your Deacon is, call Prayer + Care at the church office, or email Mona Chicks.

What It's Like Being a Deacon


Deacons are skilled at caring and connecting. Do you know someone who is great at connecting with people? Are you? It doesn’t have to take a lot of time, but the impact is immeasurable.

Contact Mona Chicks for more information, or with a Deacon nomination. The nomination season is January through March each year, but if you know of someone who would make a great Deacon, please let us know any time of year.

Recommend someone to be a Deacon here.

Deacon Meetings

Deacon Meeting Schedule, 2016-17

September 6 – Program Year Kickoff
October 11 – Congregational Meeting and Deacon Breakouts
November 1 – Deacon Meeting
No Deacon Meeting in December

January 3 – Deacon Meeting
February 7 – Deacon Meeting
March 7 – Deacon Meeting
April 4 – Deacon Meeting
May 2 – “Welcome and Blessing” Deacon Worship Service
June 6 – Deacon Meeting

All meetings begin at 6:30pm with a social half-hour.


Schedule for 2017-18 Program Year

Sep 5, 2017
Oct 3 (Congregational Meeting – tentative)
Nov 7
Jan 2, 2018
Feb 6
Mar 6
Apr 3
May 1
Jun 5

Homebound Communion

Homebound Ministry


Guitar Fellowship

Room: S-140

Guitar Fellowship gathers as a community of Christians who enjoy the acoustic guitar and desire to improve/share their ability to accompany songs of praise in private and/or corporate worship and ministry experiences.

Meetings are the third Monday of each month, Sep – Jun (except December). In January and February, meetings will be the second Monday due to holidays.

Guitar Fellowship takes music to some retirement centers each month. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to serve in this way.

Mona Chicks

Deacon and Care Coordinator

For more information about the Deacon Ministry, contact Mona Chicks in the Church Office.