Did you ever wonder what Deacons do? Deacons’ work is a mission, and while Deacons primarily serve our congregation, we also attempt to minister to those beyond our congregational family who are sick, friendless or in distress. The ministry of the Deacons focuses on belonging and providing for the nurture and fellowship of the congregation.
The work of the Deacons is described in Scripture in Acts 6:1-7 and commissions acts of sympathy and service following the example of Jesus Christ. So we follow scriptural guidelines and minister to our congregation in these ways –
- Provide and prepare communion for all services
- Assist with memorial and funeral services and host receptions held on our campus
- Host a holiday event for those who have lost loved ones during the previous year
- Provide CDs of sermons to the homebound and others upon request
- Supply flowers for monthly communion services
- Make “These Days” available and provide special interest pamphlets to those who are in need of support
- Serve communion at the 9:00 a.m. service
- Provide meals on request to help in times of crisis
- Visit those in hospitals or assisted-living facilities and those who are homebound
- Call each member and regular visitor quarterly to ask for prayer and other needs.
- Deliver “personal size” bouquets to homebound and larger bouquets to care centers
- Send sympathy and get-well cards
- Send birthday cards to members 80 years of age and older
You Can Help!
You can help with the above services by volunteering to call on those who are homebound or in assisted-living facilities, by helping with memorial services (supplying food, helping with set-up, serving and clean-up) or by sending greeting cards to members. You may also donate to the Deacon's Fund which is totally separate from the budget and financial contributions for the rest of the church. There are Deacon’s Fund envelopes in your offering box and in the pews as well. For more information, please call the Church Office at 760-757-3560.