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Deacon Ministries

Big Birthday Cards:  Cards are hand crafted for members of the church who are 90 or older and then placed in the Gathering Room for all members of the church to sign.  The card is then delivered to the recipient as close to their birthday as possible.

Cards and Calendars: Sort and deliver after our year-end collection drive and delivered to places such as  Decatur Rehab.

Card Fronts: These are collected and donated to preschool and childcare centers for crafts and cutting practice.

Caring Cards:  We send get-well, sympathy, thinking of you, and new baby cards to members as appropriate. The cards come from our annual card collection. Birthday cards for Kemmerer Village residents will now be included in this ministry.

Caring Meals:  Meals are delivered to congregation members and their families during times of illness, recovery from major surgery, or times of grief.   

Care Notes: These are small pamphlets located in the church library which are aids to be used when talking with family and friends about difficult issues. 

Celebration of Life and Special Occasion Receptions/Meals:  Celebration of Life meals are made available for families either immediately preceding or following a Funeral/Celebration of Life service here at the Church.   Receptions are held for various occasions and services throughout the church year.

Chancel Flowers/Chancel Flower Delivery: Each Sunday in Church we make sure that there is either fresh flowers given by congregation members, or silk flowers to be placed on the Chancel on either side of the Cross.  After the Church service, if the donating family does not want to keep the flowers, they are delivered to congregation members who might be shut in or experiencing a difficulty in their life.

Door Greeters:  Being a hospitable church is important to us.  Each week we make sure that we have greeters at all the entrances to the church to welcome people in and especially help those who are new to the church or visiting for the first time.

Flower Thank-you Notes: Deacons send a note of thanks to the family that donates flowers each week in the Sanctuary to thank them for their contribution to our Worship Service.

Food and Fellowship: Deacons are responsible for making sure that each Sunday, both before and after worship that light snack foods are provided weekly in the gathering room. 

Good Samaritan Inn Sundays: Our Church prepares and then serves a meal at the Good Samaritan Inn, a local food kitchen on 3 – 4 Sunday’s a year.

Good Samaritan Inn Thursday volunteers: Deacons are resposnsible for making sure that we have enough volunteers to help prepare and then serve a meal at the Good Samaritan Inn food kitchen on the first Thursday of every month.

Oasis Collections: Our church collects different items for the Oasis Center which opens it doors everyday to the homeless and senior members of the Decatur Community.  Items collected include, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, soap and other items needed to help meet the needs of the clients.  These items are delivered to Oasis on a weekly and or monthly basis.

 

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