What Is Beacon?

Beacon is like a lighthouse in the midst of dangerous waters, Beacon is the churches of the community coming together to provide a beacon to those who find themselves in those waters. Communities with treacherous coastlines would come together to support the building, upkeep, and services of the community lighthouse. They did this because they wanted to provide a guide for getting back safely on solid ground. In the same way, Beacon provides a beacon of hope and guidance within our community for those who have hit rough waters in their life. The light that any one congregation could provide is limited, but when we come together, the beacon shines brighter and reaches farther into the darkness.

Beacon is churches, businesses, and volunteers joining together to help “Break the Chains of Poverty”. Through our partnerships we provide life coaching, mentoring, and financial assistance, connections with helping resources, a hot meal and spiritual support group for the homeless, and furniture for those who need it but cannot afford to buy it.

Beacon’s Values

*Unconditional acceptance of all persons
*All individuals have the capacity to change and grow
*Respect for all religious traditions
*Honor and Foster volunteer action

Beacon’s Mission

To transform lives and communities in response to Jesus’ call to serve “those among us who have the least”

*To connect people in need to services and resources
*To help people break the chains of poverty
*To lead people to communities of faith
*To partner with churches and others in addressing the deeper issues that contribute to poverty and hopelessness

Carol Haffner Meyer 1946-2020

Our former business manager, Carol Meyer, passed away November 22, 2020 after a long battle with lung cancer.
It would probably take a webpage in its own right to relate what all Carol brought to BEACON when she came on board in 2014, having been recruited to assume the responsibilities of office manager while serving on BEACON’s Board of Directors. A graduate of Wheaton College, she had a background as a paralegal which served us well in our operations.
Carol was a native of Oshkosh, WI. She is survived by her husband, Ron, and two sons, Nathan and Ken. Our prayers are with them in their loss.