Bethany Life Celebrates Chaplaincy

Bethany Life celebrated its Chaplaincy program at the Households of Bethany with a dinner by Chef Chris Hansen and a program which was led by Master of Ceremony Pr. Glenn Kappelman.  The evening was dedicated to the commitment which Bethany Life has honored for over 100 years in providing spiritual care for those they serve.  Pete Twedt and Linda Donahue provided music and a remarkable and uplifting rendition of the Lord’s Prayer.

The ministry at Bethany Life includes a full time chaplain, Chaplain Sandy Anenson, who leads worship service and Bible study and provides spiritual support for residents, their families and staff.  Area pastors and priests utilize the chapel for visitation and services with their congregational members.

Betsy Warburton, CEO commented, “For those who know us well, we are recognized as a strong faith-based ministry which practices our faith daily.  We depend on a relationship with area faith leaders to strengthen our ministry.  Without this relationship we will not thrive in our mission.  I want to say a special thank you to Chaplain Sandy for her extraordinary work and commitment in leading our Chaplaincy program for so many years.  We welcome all to Bethany Life.”

The Bethany Life Foundation provides opportunities through its Chaplaincy for Today Fund and its Chaplaincy Endowment Fund to support the ministry of Bethany Life.  In that government subsidies do not pay for spiritual care, Bethany Life is dependent on donations to pay for their Chaplain and the services she provides.

Larry Elphic, Foundation Director commented, “Again we say thank you to all who were honored at our Chaplaincy Celebration event and to those in the community who have faith in our work.  Please join us.”

To learn more about the Bethany Life ministry, visit their website at www.bethanylife.org.

Picture:  Pete Twedt and Linda Donahue entertain guests.pete-twedt-linda-donohue

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