The Deacons of PCCH

The deacons gather at regularly scheduled monthly meetings to discuss the care needs of congregants. Four areas of focus that encompass the needs of PCCH members have been identified – Communication, Life Transition, Prayer, and Connections. From our newest members at birth through time of death, these key areas provide our foundation and guide action during the year.

Communications: Facilitate communications between the Board of Deacons and the congregation; raise awareness of the ministry of the deacons; and devise strategies to elicit requests from the membership for care. 

Life Transition:  Proactively mark events that occur in the lives of our members including birth and baptism, illness, death and bereavement, graduation recognition, and reaching out to our college students.

Prayer: Lead the prayer group and encourage member participation to pray over prayer requests, church needs, the community, the country, or whatever the Holy Spirit leads them to pray.

Connections:  Provide a point of connection, nurture, or specific assistance. Examples may include: 1) Incorporating new members into the life of the church; 2) Transportation to appointments; 3) Meals for families or persons who are experiencing difficulties; 4) and visits as needed to people, especially the homebound. 

Some of our recent deacon activities included:

  • Birthday cards personalized and mailed to 80 members
  • Fellowship Brunch served to 100 attendees in February
  • Meal preparation and delivery for families in need
  • Special recognition of baptisms with chancel rose and gift 
  • Flower delivery at Christmas and Easter to senior church members
  • Ongoing prayer group 
  • Regular visits to homebound and hospitalized members
  • Transportation support  
  • Development of a Deacon Connect Card and page on the PCCH website for members to more easily access support
  • Other services at the request of members

The Deacons continue to work diligently to serve the needs of church members and support the overall mission of PCCH. Looking forward, we plan to expand activities to include connecting with our teens and college-age members and make connecting members with care easier than ever.