Board of Deacons
Meeting monthly via Zoom

The Board of Deacons consists of members of a congregation (called deacons), who are nominated by a committee, elected by the congregation, trained, examined by the session, ordained and installed, and serve for terms up to three years long.  The duties of a deacon, as set forth in Scripture, is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress.  Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgement are chosen for this ministry.

The purpose of the F.P.C. Board of Deacons is to assist in providing pastoral care for the congregation by ministering to their designated cluster, which consists of 10 to 15 families. 
Deacons recognize their responsibility to nurture Christ-centered relationships within and beyond First Presbyterian Church by:
  • Delivering worship flowers to those with special needs weekly
  • Serving extended communion monthly
  • Visiting the grieving and offering counseling opportunities
  • Visiting the homebound and their families
  • Visiting those in the hospital or rehabilitation
  • Visiting through phone calls and social media
  • Creating prayer lists for the congregation weekly
  • Praying for each of our members daily
  • Sending birthday cards to their “flock”
  • Updating the congregational member address/phone number/email list