Called to Care
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As Christians, we are called to care in may different ways- feeding the hungry; providing clothes for the homeless; helping the poor; caring for the elderly. Our congregation has already participated-both now and in the past-in caring for the sick and the lonely-in their homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities. These outreach activities, whether done quietly on one’s own behalf of the Deacons, an an important part of the spiritual life of the church, spreading love and compassion to the community. It’s not just about visiting, for instance, you can call someone who you haven’t seen in church for a while; drop a note to celebrate the birth of a child; touch base with someone recently bereaved; send an email to someone who is having a difficult time; deliver soup to someone who can’t drive. Here’s all that you need: being yourself, wanting to reach out a hand to someone in need, and having some time to devote to this ministry. Please contact the Church office or one of the deacons to learn more.
The Deacons are charged with nurturing the spiritual life of the Congregation and spreading God’s love.
Here are some of the ways Deacons manifest that charge:
Take responsibility for Sunday worship, ensuring the Meetinghouse is ready, preparing the elements for Communion, serving communion, lay reading, arranging for pulpit supply.
Assist, create and/or participate in Maundy Thursday Service, Deacons’ Annual Service and a service at Noble Horizons.
Strive to extend an extravagant welcome to new and returning friends with events such as Church School Opening Breakfast, Lenten Suppers and World Cafe Events.
Bring fellowship to members who do not/can not attend weekly church services. Reach out to members in need.