Deacons are persons elected by our congregation. Our first duty is “to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.”
But, we can’t do it alone . . . we need your help!
Here’s how YOU can help:
Sunday Rides for Seniors
Deacon Meal Ministry
Beacon Hill Communion Service
Operation Support (for the military)
If you would like to serve in any of these areas to help in this work, please talk to a deacon.
Sunday Rides for Seniors—Linda Blakesley
The Deacons organize rides for seniors to Faith Church and back home. We are gathering a list of people who can drive and of seniors who need rides. We are hoping to have enough drivers so that they are used once every 6 to 8 weeks. If you are a senior who needs a ride to Faith or if you would like to be an occasional volunteer driver, please call Linda Blakesley or the church office.
Deacon Meal Ministry—Karen St Marie
The Deacons are increasing our list of volunteers for the Deacon Meal Ministry. Would you be willing to prepare and bring a meal to a family celebrating the birth of a new baby or a family grieving the loss of a loved one? If so, or for more information, please contact Karen St Marie.
Beacon Hill Communion Service—Mark Francis
The deacons conduct a monthly worship service with Communion at Beacon Hill Nursing Home. The service is on the first Sunday of the month, coincident with the Communion service at Faith. One or two deacons coordinate the service and at least five more from our congregation are needed at each service.
Visiting Homebound—Jan Grosshans
We have many members of our congregation who can no longer attend church and are limited in their mobility about the community. A once-a-month visit is all that it takes to bring a smile to these members’ faces. They appreciate the visits and have wonderful stories to share with you.
Funeral Receptions—Sandy Brandt
Cakes: Bring a cake to the church kitchen prior to funeral reception.
Preparation: Includes making coffee, preparing the serving table and beverage table along with setting the individual tables. These people arrive 60-90 minutes prior to the start of the service.
Serving: Tasks include transferring food to serving containers, bringing food out to the serving table, and refilling serving trays. These helpers also assist the guests as needed and refill coffee.
Clean-up: The coffee-maker is cleaned and shut down. The dining hall is cleared and wiped down. Dishes are run through the dishwasher and put away. Leftover food is wrapped up and given to the family to take home.
The purpose of Operation Support is to share the love of our Lord Jesus Christ with those who are serving in the military. We will accomplish this through personal contact, care packages and prayer. In this way we will introduce God’s love to soldiers who don’t know Jesus, encourage the soldiers who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and provide support to the soldiers in this chapter of their lives. Currently people have responded so well that all those in the military associated with our congregation have someone providing support to them, but everyone’s prayers are encouraged and appreciated. Names of those serving in our armed forces are printed in the bulletin each week to help us in praying for them.
Greeting Cards—Linda Blakesley
Do you like to do stamping? Are you creative? The deacons send out birthday cards to our homebound members and have found that home-made cards are much more personal than the store-bought ones. We also have a need for sympathy, “get well” and “thinking of you” cards.