The Board of Deacons at PPPCC is dedicated to providing care and connections for the members and friends of our church. Each Deacon is assigned 10 to 12 families which they shepherd and maintain connections with throughout the year. When one of these families experiences a crisis (such as hospitalization or a death), the Deacon provides spiritual care as well as physical nurture like providing meals, arranging transportation, and making sure the family doesn’t have to deal with the crisis on their own.
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The Board of Deacons also maintains a number of sub-committees. A brief description is listed below:
Caring Adult Ministry Committee
- Provide transportation network for those unable to drive.
- Provide programs designed to meet the needs of older adults and their families.
- Organize regular visitation and spiritual support for members who are shut-in.
- Maintain hearing aids in church office for use by members during church services.
Emergency Resource Committee
- Emergency assistance to members and friends of the congregation as needed as backup to the Deacon’s ministry.
- One-time emergency assistance will be offered to non-members (transients, for example) in the form of (a) food certificates, (b) gasoline vouchers as well as ( c) referral to appropriate local service agencies (Together We Cope, for example) for emergency housing and longer term assistance and resolution. No cash will ever be given.
- Conduct annual Blood Drive.
- Collect and maintain information for referral on agencies/services.
- If requested, the Committee shall provide lunch or refreshments (as described in the Funeral Reception brochure) following a funeral or memorial service. This ministry is available to members of the congregation and their extended families and also to persons under the pastoral care of our church and their extended families.
- Committee shall work with the pastors assisting the bereaved.
- Keep brochure up-to-date. Should be available to those who need it.
- Give table set-up to maintenance man.
- Plan and vision for appropriate event to provide care for our congregation and community.
- Organize an annual one day seminar/workshop, meeting the needs of the above vision.
- Recruit other Deacons and lay people to serve in the implementing of these events.
- Minister to those members of our congregation who are single, widowed or divorced.
- Plan monthly activities or events for the group to participate in.
- Serve as a support for those who are lonely or grieving.
Christian Education Hour
Sun, January 13, 2013 - Sun, May 19, 2013