This board meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
The Board of Deacons (under the jurisdiction of the Session) is composed of Deacons, who like Elders, are church members elected and ordained by the congregation. The ordained office of Deacon as set forth in scripture is one of sympathy, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. As outlined in ouir Presbyterian Constitution, "it is the duty of Deacons to ... minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to anyone who may be in distress."
The Deacons at First Church prepare the communion elements for worship services as well as plan for the coordination of caring in our church. They are also in charge of selecting the Deacon-on-duty for Sunday worship services, communion preparation, extended communion, transportation, residence tea, benevolence giving, memorial receptions, 90+ year old celebration, Christmas Poinsettias and cookies, and coordinating with Covenant Care. In addition, they are the coordinators for the Deacon Parishes program, with its geographic groups which help people in the church to keep in touch and develop closer relationships with other church members, and provide spiritual, emotional, or practical support to each other.