Deacon Committees

Deacon committees work under the guidance of the Board of Deacons.
All members of each committee are ordained deacons.

Extends Christian nurture via cards to our members who are sick, bereaved, or shut-in, for birthdays, births, etc.

Prepares communion and communion cleanup after the service on the dates designated by the session.

Fellowship Pads
Collects fellowship pad sign-in sheets after church services and submits them to the office.

Delivers chancel flowers and any special flowers (rosebuds, wedding/funeral arrangements), to shut-ins and /or hospital members.

Food Pantry
Delivers monthly collection of donated food items to the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Harrisburg and New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg.

Project Fix-it
Assists with simple household jobs, such as replacing a washer in a faucet, simple carpentry repairs, small household jobs, yard work, etc.  The “fix-it” service is for our elderly, or others who may not have the means to pay professional repairmen to do simple jobs.

Records the service.  Sees that any shut-in of our congregation receives a CD of church service if desired.  Provides audio recording of the sermons to the Web Team.

Soup Kitchen
Sets-up for and serves the mid-day meal on the first and third Mondays for Downtown Daily Bread at the Boyd Center of the Pine Street Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg.  The hot meal is serves from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Makes follow-up calls to members recently discharged from the hospital or experiencing grief.

Provides transportation for shut-ins or any member requiring a ride to a doctor, pharmacy, beauty parlor, shopping, etc.  Requests need to come at least a day ahead, or can be set up a week ahead.  The person can be dropped off at the appointment and picked up later, or the driver may wait.

Visits shut-ins and other members who are hospitalized.

Educates church members on the inter-relationship of spirituality, health, and well-being, by offering special topics in Sunday School classes, seminars, and health screening tests (i.e. blood pressure, cholesterol screening).

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