The deaconesses at our church seek to be helpers to the members of our church and community pursuant to the New Testament example of Phoebe (see Romans 16:1-2). Our responsibilities include, welcoming church attendees, helping with baptisms, organizing Communion Services, providing aid to the poor and needy, and assisting with church upkeep.1
As the deaconesses of the Virginia Beach Seventh-day Adventist Church, we desire to serve others with compassion everyday and be like Jesus always, as illustrated by the acronym SPIRIT:
We invite you work with us in our support of the church.
1adapted from the Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual 18th ed., p. 78-79