Deacon Ministry Teams
Sunday Morning Greeters
Friendly, warm personalities welcome all who enter via the front door off of St. James Street. Greet members and guests with a smile; hold doors open; and help people out of cars at the drop-off area and through the doors into the Narthex, when necessary.
Choose Your Commitment: Serve between 1 and 52 Sundays per year; approximate time commitment: 15-20 minutes/Sunday
Be a part of this essential ministry team that touches all who attend Sunday worship (training will be available). Welcome attendees into worship; distribute bulletins; escort/assist people to seats; pass the collection plate; and tidy up after the service.
Approximate Time Commitment: Serve 1 time per month = 90 minutes, or choose to be on the substitute list
Communion Prep / Cleanup
Help behind the scenes to prepare and clean up the elements for communion. Assist with preparation of bread/juice and communion setup the Saturday morning before communion Sunday; retrieve and clean up empty vessels after worship.
Choose Your Commitment: Serve between 1 and 10 times per year; approximate time commitment: 1 hour per communion Sunday
HB Communion Server: Compassionate members go out in pairs to serve communion to our homebound members three times a year (training and materials will be provided). Schedule visits, administer communion, and lend your ear.
HB Visitor: Warm-hearted individuals go out in pairs to visit homebound members three times a year. Schedule visits and engage in conversation.
Approximate Time Commitment: 1 hour per visit
You do not need to be a master chef to provide a meal for a church family in need of assistance resulting from a birth, death, health/personal problems, and other life transitions (expenses are reimbursable). Make a meal or purchase a premade meal. Coordinate delivery and deliver the meal.
Choose Your Commitment: Serve between 1 and 52 meals/year. Approximate time commitment: 90 minutes per meal
Make a personal connection with your fellow church members. Write letters/cards to homebound members (this is the card ministry’s area of greatest need). Send an occasional card to a member or a member’s loved one serving in the Armed Services.
Approximate Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Lend your gifts of hospitality, tenderness, and mercy to this meaningful Ministry Team. Bake cookies; and/or help serve at receptions; and/or assist with planning the annual milestone birthday celebration (one event for ages 90+).
Approximate Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per reception