The term “Deacon” comes from the Greek diakonos, which simply means “servant.” In Acts chapter 6, we read about the first Deacons. They were spiritual leaders who were appointed to address a specific and tangible need: the care of a group of widows that were being neglected.
In our tradition, Deacons are spiritual leaders and servants who focus on the caring and support ministries of the church. Our Deacons’ ministries include visitation of shut-ins or hospital patients, staying in contact with members and friends of the church, coordinating funeral dinners, providing for communion, and many, many other functions. Deacons are elected by the congregation, are an ordained office, and serve under the oversight of the Session. When you are in need, you can count on our Deacons every time.