The Deacon office is one of sympathy, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. It is the duty of Deacons to minister to those who are in need, sick, friendless or in distress. We strive to do this with compassion and respect to those we minister to.
We are stewards of the money donated via your Deacons' Fund envelopes on Deacon's Sunday. This financial support goes to people in our congregation and to people passing through who are in need of emergency assistance. This money has gone to lift people out of dire emergencies, or other times it is used just to keep a struggling Brother or Sister afloat. In every case we strive to be nonjudgmental and must pray for discernment.
Other times when money is not what is needed, or if our paying a bill will actually cause more harm than good, we provide guidance, direction, prayer and a shoulder to cry on.
We provide Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food gifts, cookie trays, plants, etc. to our Homebound Brothers and Sisters. We also let them know they are cared for and loved, and are still valuable members of our congregation, and the Body of Christ, via visits and cards through the year.
We financially provide for the Celebration of Life Receptions and give as much of our hands, muscle and backbone as are available, to our Celebration of Life coordinators to use at their disposal. We also strive to provide emotional support for those friends and family left behind.
We want to be there for our Church Family. If you need help, spiritually, financially or physically, we are here to help, please contact us. We are here to help you and/or guide you in the right direction. We are all of us honored to be chosen for this office. We are also humbled as we have seen and know that at any time, any one of us or our family could suddenly fall ill-financially, physically and even spiritually. All consultations are done with compassion and strict confidentiality.
If you need assistance from the deacons, please do not hesitate to contact the church office.
Church Office: 215-945-8550 / fax 215-946-2676 / firstname.lastname@example.org
First Presbyterian Church
of Levittown, PA