As ordained officers of the church, deacons are responsive to a variety of needs within our church family, and they stand ready to minister in many of life's transitions, challenges, and joys. Their mission is to serve our church family and the local community in the spirit of our Lord's ministry of healing and compassion. These are our Board of Deacons members.
All church members are assigned to a care group led by one of our Deacons. If you need assistance, perhaps with meals, rides to church, or a caring listener, we encourage you to contact your Deacon Care Group leader or the church office. We can help provide physical and spiritual care during your time of need.
Deacons make regular visits to congregants who are unable to attend church and periodically bring the Sunday flowers to those we visit. We seek to provide fellowship and spiritual care through conversation, scripture reading, and prayer. Please contact the church office if you or someone you know might be interested in Deacon visitation.
Each Sunday, Deacons record the church service and create CD copies for distribution to homebound church members. For those not able to attend church on a regular basis, we offer an opportunity to hear the Word of God and experience a continued connection with our church family.
Deacons coordinate transportation to church services for members in need as well as occasional assistance with rides for other necessities. We enlist the help of the congregation to share in fulfilling this ministry, which allows these church members to participate more fully in church life.
Easter and Christmas Flower Delivery
With the help of church member volunteers, Deacons deliver Easter and Christmas sanctuary flowers to our homebound members as well as to those who are ill or grieving. A brief visit and the gift of flowers helps express our care and concern for those of our church family who may be struggling with issues that can make holidays difficult.
Service to Our Community
As Advent begins, Deacons set up our Angel Tree in Fellowship Hall. The tree is decorated with paper angels, each containing a Christmas gift request shared by a local organization serving those in need. Church members are invited to choose an angel, purchase the requested gift, and place the wrapped present under the tree for delivery to the organization(s) we support. We pray that our gifts share God’s love and the joy of Jesus’ birth with our neighbors in difficult situations.
Interfaith Hospitality Network Christmas
In further support of the special relationship that Flemington Presbyterian Church has developed with Family Promise of Hunterdon County, Deacons purchase and wrap Christmas gifts for Family Promise clients in need.
Every spring, Deacons collect gently used clothing, separating and packing a portion of warm winter clothing for delivery in Maine by our Volunteers in Mission team and donating the remainder to the Trenton Rescue Mission. Upon request, we have organized emergency drives for Trenton when need has exceeded their supply.