The Presbyterian Church (USA) Book of Order states:
The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment should be chosen for this office.
The Board of Deacons at the First Presbyterian Church plays a very active role in the life of the church. Deacons serve Home Communion to the homebound twice a year, usher in worship the 5th Sunday of the month, deliver flowers to the sick or homebound, send caring cards and provide meals, rides and comfort to those in need. The Deacons also sponsor the Strawberry Festival the first Saturday in June and prepare and distribute Thanksgiving food baskets.
Anyone who would like a Deacon to call or visit should contact the church office at email@example.com.
The Board of Deacons
Class of 2018
Janice Luffey* (Moderator)
Class of 2019
Class of 2020
Moderator: Janice Luffey
Pastor Liaison: Rev. Suzanne Schafer-Coates
Deacon's Benevolence Fund
Benevolence: "A disposition to do good. An act of kindness." Did you know that the Board of Deacons has a Benevolence Fund? Do you know what it is for? Do you know where the monies come from and where they go?
The purpose of the Deacons Benevolence Fund is to help those in need. It may be a person from the community or within our church family. There are monies available to help with immediate needs such as rent, utilities, food, medical etc. A person only needs to contact the church office with their particular need. A small committee of Deacons review the request before monies is dispersed. All requests are kept confidential.
The Deacons raise money for this fund through the Strawberry Festival, holiday flowers, and other various fundraisers. By attending the Strawberry Festival, ordering flowers during Easter and Christmas and supporting any of the deacons' other fundraiser, you are helping to do good and are performing an act of kindness to others.
Please help to support the various fundraisers held by the Deacons or consider making a donation to the Deacons Benevolence Fund. Should you know someone or find yourself in need of the Deacons Benevolence Fund, please contact the church office.