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You can contact our deacons here.

What Is a Deacon?

The Christian life is a life marked by service and characterized by a love for others that is grounded in the love God has first shown us. Jesus Christ himself said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). While all Christians are called to demonstrate compassion for those in need and minister to those who are hurting, there also exists the specific office of deacon.

Serving at Bellefield

Deacons meet monthly and/or as needed to discern congregational and community needs. They work to ensure that those who are shut-in or hospitalized are visited regularly. They oversee our food pantry and monthly lunches, provide grief-counseling materials to those who lose loved ones, and many other similar acts. Deacons may assist the pastor in serving home Communion to our shut-ins, and are called to be models of integrity and commitment in their own worship attendance.


The current Food Pantry policy is as follows:

At this time, all food distribution is by appointment only. Appointments are available on Sundays only. We offer both delivery or curbside pick-up appointments. The first Sunday of each month we will continue our regular food distribution, including a set of prepacked bags + $10 GE gift card. Other Sundays our food distribution will include a set of prepacked bags only. All deliveries will be no-contact drop offs (porch or curbside) unless clients indicate that they need assistance getting bags inside.

To make an appointment, or for more information, please call the church office: 412-687-3222 x0, someone will respond to you within 24 hours.

Our food pantry will continue to serve those living in the Oakland area (zip code of 15213) only. Those living outside the area can find other resources through the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/ or by calling 412-460-3663). You can find a local food pantry through this page: https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-help/locator/.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the food pantry distributions, please let us know by emailing deacons@bellefield.org