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With great excitement we announce that on January 24 our congregation voted to commit a significant portion of our endowment fund to partner with the Northwest Washington Synod and the wider ELCA to fund the calling of a mission developer to begin a new ministry start in the Green lake neighborhood based out of our building.

Our endowment fund was created many years ago with the intention of supporting new ministries to further the mission and outreach of Bethany. As the capacity of our own members diminishes, we are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with the synod.

The call of the new mission developer pastor will be facilitated by Rev. Jerry Buss, our synod’s Director for Evangelical Mission. Hopefully by this spring, the seed of a new ministry will be planted here, blessed and supported by the vision of Bethany members past and present. Your prayers are invited for this new Spirit-led adventure!