The concept of SERVICE derives from the Greek word diakonia and originally meant “to serve at table” and “to care for someone.” In one word, diakonia expresses a way of life: we are meant to be there for others and to help our fellow human beings. In this way we follow Jesus Christ. In the Berlin Mennonite Congregation, we try to give to everyone the attention that they need and to support people when they are in need of assistance.
Driving Service and Birthday Greetings
We have elected several women from our congregation as Deacon(esse)s. They take special care to think of others, arranging visits and organizing a driving service. In addition each member receives a personal birthday card on his or her birthday.
International Aid and Development
We work through the Mennonite Assistance Agency (Mennonitische Hilfswerk – MH) to aid people in other parts of the world. MH accompanies various projects and maintains many connections to other relief and development agencies in order to help people in need around the world. Along with other Protestant churches we also belong the Protestant agencies for Service and Development, Bread for the World (Brot für die Welt) and Disaster Service Assistance (Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe).