Care & Support
The ministry of 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. (Book of Order, G-2.0201)
At Christ Church, our deacons we have a long history of serving the community in the name of Jesus Christ. Presently, we have twelve active deacons who oversee and help with several overlapping ministries, which serve to care for and support those in need, including:
Food, Clothing, and Prayer Ministry
As highlighted here, for over forty years, we have sought to meet the needs of the downtown community by distributing much-needed food, clothing, and prayer. Deacons and others volunteer help purchase and package our food; others sift through and organize our clothing donations; some serve as prayer partners; while yet others serve to direct traffic. This ministry requires several dozen dedicated volunteers to serve our community well.
Homebound Visitation Ministry
Our deacons also regularly visit the homebound, those members of our congregation who are unable to attend worship services regularly, for whatever reason. Every few months, we provide homebound communion to those whom we visit. Then, in mid-December, a team of singers caravans around town to carol to all of our homebound members and to spread the joy of Christmas.
Every Sunday, our volunteer drivers take our church van around town to pick up and later drop off congregants, who could otherwise not attend worship services.
To learn more about the ministry of the deacons, please contact the church office.