Congregational Care Deacon Board
 
Assists the Pastors and Director of Congregational Care in providing care to BPC members and their families and to minister to the surrounding community through selected events and programs. The ministries are designed to support and nurture by witnessing to Christ’s healing love through service and prayer.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Mary Garbesi, Director Congregational Care mgarbesi@bpcusa.org. 
Rev. Lora East, Associate Pastor least@bpcusa.org

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 3:00 PM
In the Sanctuary and webcast on our website (www.bpcusa.org).
We will gather for a time of reflection, prayer and song as we remember and honor those who have died in the past and during this last year. Please let us know the name(s) of the person or persons you wish to remember during the traditional reading of the names, also if you will be attending in person so we can plan for your presence.
 
We will need the names you wish to be read by Monday, October 24.
 
Please call the Church Office at 310-826-5656 and give the names to Ella Wagner or email them to ella.wagner@bpcusa.org. Please spell out the name(s) clearly if you leave the message on voice mail.
 

ANGELS ON WHEELS MINISTRY

DEACON: KATHY HARLAN
 
 
Offers grocery and prescription pick up for those in the BPC family who are ill, shut in, elderly or disabled. Rides to and from church and to medical appointments are available whenever possible.
 
 

CARE AND CONNECT MINISTRY

DEACON: SONIA ROSARIO
 
 
Provides identified BPC congregants with additional pastoral care
through once a month contact.
 
 

CHAIN OF PRAYER MINISTRY

MARY GARBESI, Congregational Care Director
 
 
Offers a praying presence for the BPC church family and community. Prayer requests can be made through this website https://www.bpcusa.org/ and also by contacting the Church office, Director of Congregational Care or a Pastor.
 
 

COMMUNICATION MINISTRY

DEACON: RUTHIE JONES
 
 
Oversees communication about and promotion of Congregational Care Ministry
and Deacon Board to the Brentwood Congregation.
 
 

CORRESPONDENCE MINISTRY

DEACON: PAM SMITH
 
 
Provides notes of encouragement, condolence, and congratulation to BPC members
and congregants. Birthday greetings are sent to congregants 80 years and older.
 
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE MINISTRY

DEACON: MONICA WILLONER
 
Functions as the connection between the BPC Emergency Response plan
(including Deacon Board), the Red Cross, and congregation.
 
 

FAMILIES WITH NEW BABIES MINISTRY

DEACON: MAUREEN MARSOLAN
 
Provides a loving, supportive BPC presence by maintaining contact
between the BPC community and the family before and after the birth.
 
 

FLOWER MINISTRY

DEACON: LAURA CIARAMELLA
 
 
Recruits individuals and families, members of the BPC congregation,
to provide the weekly flower arrangements for Sunday worship.
 
 

LOVING MEALS MINISTRY

DEACON: NADER KARIMI
 
 
Provides meals for BPC members who are recuperating from illness, are elderly/shut-in,
have suffered a death in family, or are celebrating the arrival of a new baby.
 
 

MEMORIAL SERVICES MINISTRY

DEACON: JANA DAVID
 
 
Attends memorial services and receptions and helps
with on-site coordination, interacting with family and guests.
 
 

NEW MEMBER LIAISON MINISTRY

DEACON: BONNIE MacNEILL
 
 
Communicates to potential new members an overview of Congregational Care Deacon ministries at New Member classes and follows up with those who become members.