Deacons “minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who many be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.” ~ The Book of Order
Break your leg and can’t drive to church?
Have a family member in the hospital and can’t get home in time to make dinner?
If you’re in need of emergency transportation or meals, let the church know. A member of the Ministry of Deacons will contact your CARE team to arrange…CARE!
How do they do all this?
The Deacons divide the entire membership of the church up into 10 different monthly CARE* Teams. (Click here for the current Congregational CARE rosters.)
Each month, a different CARE Team delivers meals, arranges child-care, and coordinates hospital visits. They serve coffee, donuts and act as friendly welcomers on Sunday mornings. They provide greetings cards after church in Fellowship Hall that people can send to a friend or neighbor. But most importantly, they pray.
If you know someone in need of prayer, let us know. These can be short term needs (surgery, rehab, illness, job or family difficulties) or ongoing (long illness, homebound, or loss of a loved one). To see who needs a special prayer, check the weekly bulletin and monthly Tower. Then remember these members, friends, and family by calling, visiting, sending a card and including them in your prayers.
Since most of us don’t have many emergencies during the year, the Deacons also do things for the rest of us. To help us kick back and relax, they arrange all-church social events to keep us connected as one big body of Christ. See photos of past Deacon events here.
Learn more about the Ministry of Deacons here.
*Christ-like Attention Reaching Everyone with Empathy