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Deacons

Deacons

 

Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

BOARD OF DEACONS                        

                                                                           

Deacons support people, and especially their church family, by providing comfort and relief through God’s love in action.

The Deacons will demonstrate this love by:

  1. Working with the Session Team to visit people in hospitals, nursing homes, and individual homes.  They will assist in the delivery of flowers and special holiday remembrances, i.e., Easter flowers, Thanksgiving baskets, etc.  They will also assist with bringing “homebound” communion to those who request it.

  2. Acknowledging and sending cards to those experiencing the seasons of life, i.e., birth, death, illness, marriage, special birthdays, etc.

  3. Collecting “Food for the Hungry” each third Sunday of the month and delivering it to the North Tonawanda Inter-City Food Pantry.

  4. After prayerful consideration, maintaining and distributing money to those people or groups that are in need.

  5. Offering to host a reception after a funeral or memorial service.

  6. Proving a fellowship hour, with light refreshments, immediately following the worship service.

The Deacons invite members of the church family to assist in these endeavors as their gifts/talents dictate.

Class of 2020 -  Judy Geerkin, Alvin Marohn, Marlene Tyrrell

Class of 2021 - Lynn Hyland

Class of 2022  -  Jane Crossan, Donna Blinston, Leslie Dugan

Session Elder Liaison -  Mary Ferro

Spiritual Advisor – Pastor Leslie