Join the Auxiliary

Become a part of Bethesda’s Auxiliary. Help the people we support live the lives they choose and share the good news of Jesus Christ.


Become a part of the Bethesda Auxiliary. Help the people we support live the lives they choose and share the good news of Jesus Christ.

In Love, We Serve

The Bethesda Auxiliary is a network of people brought together to provide spiritual and financial support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Auxiliary’s mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities in partnership with Bethesda Lutheran Communities. The talents of more than 3,400 men, women and youth create connections—in the church and in the community—that help the people Bethesda supports pursue their faith.

The Auxiliary currently serves in organized groups in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Colorado, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Texas/Louisiana as Bethesda’s Good Samaritan Home Women’s Auxiliary and in more than 25 other states. Keep up with each of our units’ latest news, events and successes by downloading the Auxiliary’s most recent newsletter.

Get Involved

In Oregon, Auxiliary volunteers join Bethesda’s ministry consultants and staff as they show the love of Jesus by leading Bible studies and providing social gatherings. In Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii and many other states, Auxiliary volunteers hold bazaars and other events to provide financial support for projects. Each year the Auxiliary funds between $80,000 and $120,000 for these projects. In Texas, the Auxiliary raises money by honoring the memory of cherished loved ones.

Auxiliary members also engage people at conventions and pastoral conferences across the country. The Bethesda Auxiliary continues to grow nationwide, providing service opportunities to people of all ages.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about how you can get involved and begin making an impact today.

Scrapbook Project

The Bethesda Auxiliary is launching a new scrapbook project with the goal of making a scrapbook for each person Bethesda supports. Scrapbooks are made with the person’s interests in mind and includes space for pictures, memorabilia, memories, holidays and more. The focus of this project is to involve congregations and youth in disability ministry.

Join the Auxiliary

Donations can be mailed to:
Bethesda Auxiliary Financial Secretary
Barb Schneidenbach
PO Box 1036
Manhattan, MT 59741