DEACONS

Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Mission:  The Office of Deacons as set forth in scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ.  It is the duty of Deacons to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to anyone who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.  They shall assume such other duties as may be delegated to them from time to time by the Session.


 
The Deacons provided or coordinated the following ongoing services:

  • Greeters for Sunday morning church services
  • “Minute for Mission” guests at Sunday services
  • Monthly “birthday flowers” in honor of congregation members
  • Ministering to the homebound members of our congregation with visits, Easter flowers, Thanksgiving gift bags with pumpkin bread, Christmas cards from the congregation, altar flowers, Easter Bunny bags (filled with useful items)
  • Weekly Home Touch newsletters for the home bound members of our congregation
  • Get Well, Sympathy, and Thinking of You cards to members throughout the year
  • Transportation for home bound congregation members to Sunday worship services, as well as to doctor and therapy appointments as needed
  • Regular correspondence and devotional items to college students, and gift cards for Easter and Christmas
  • Served catered meals following the funeral services of deceased members of our congregation or their family members (cake and beverages are provided by the Deacons Fund)
  • Grocery vouchers, gift certificates, and/or monetary donations to families in need of emergency assistance
  • Care packages to members or our congregation serving in the military
  • Refreshments for the Easter Sunrise Service
  • Donation of food/refreshments to the Community Thanksgiving Dinner and other community functions as needed
  • Shipping costs for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes when the shipping fee is not included in the box
  • “Welcome Baby” cards and gifts to families with new babies
  • Donation to the local Toy Chest
  • Shopping Cards Fundraising Program (proceeds applied to the Deacons Fund)
  • Distribution and delivery of food pantry items to participating Heritage House residents
  • Sponsorship of a child through the Friends of Haiti Program
  • RADA Fundraisers (Proceeds applied to the Deacons Fund)
  • A Deacon serves on the Memorial, Nurturing, Mission and Stewardship Committees