The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. We would like to share with you our journey and reflect on our many accomplishments.
We are a group of people of great spiritual character and sincere compassion that minister to those in need, to the sick, to the friendless both within and beyond our community of faith.
We continue to send correspondence in the form of cards and notes to those who are ill, hospitalized, or a note of cheer. Email prayer chain (firstname.lastname@example.org) is managed by Pam Huddy and sent out weekly. Patti Ollendyke updates our care partners list which consists of people who are unable to attend church, recuperating at home, need a friendly visit, or perhaps needs a helping hand at home. This year we were blessed to go above and beyond the scope of our commitment as deacons and help not only our congregation, but for our neighborhoods and friends too.
Listed below are the many acts of kindness performed in 2018:
*April 17 Student goodie boxes were packed and mailed.
*May 12 Hosted the Mexican Consulate
*June 7 Clean up at McAuley House
*Christmas in July Prison Project
*Assisted with Ushering for memorial services
*October 12-13th Volunteered with Junk & Jewels set up, working, bake goods.
*October 16th collected and filled goodie boxes for college/military boxes (12 boxes were sent as well as Amazon gift cards)
*December 2nd Advent Workshop
*Thank you to all our congregants and friends who donated to our Hygiene Kits. We were able to assemble 130 kits!
*Organized and Collected Angel Tree Gifts—We distributed 97 gifts.
*Assisted in collecting for Mitten Tree December 9th
*Dec 20, Packed and distributed 53 food boxes for families within our congregation and to Outreach families (Outreach is the new name of EOTC).
*December 23 Distribution of Christmas Poinsettias to our Care Partners
*Hosted Fellowship Hour on Sundays in February, April, October and December.