There are six Deacons who serve our congregation, and each of us serves for a 3 year term. We support Session and our Pastor in caring for our church community.
Our primary mission as Deacons is to welcome folks into our church family and to facilitate opportunities for people to connect. We plan and promote Dinners for the Flock--small group gatherings over meals that take place in the homes of volunteer hosts. We help to organize church-wide meals such as the Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner and the Easter Sunrise breakfast. We assist with memorial gatherings and other church functions. In addition, we publish and maintain the church photo directory.
Recently the Deacons initiated the opening of Breakout Rooms following the Zoom online church service, a time where folks can meet with just a few others for more intimate conversation. We have also set up an opt-in Google group "Connect at the Rec" as a way for people to communicate informally.
Each Deacon has a section of the church family that is theirs to keep a special watch over. We call this our Flock. Working in cooperation with the weekly Caregivers, we help the pastor tend to any special needs individuals may have each week. We are here to celebrate joys, and share any concerns.
Please feel reach out to your Deacon anytime. JoAnn in the office can put you in touch, if you are not sure who to contact. We are here for you!
Circles of Light
We have several ongoing groups called Circles of Light that have arisen around mutual interests such as doing crafts, knitting, and studying various books.
Care-giving at the Rec this month
Highlight special events
Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation.
Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.