Our Deacons minister among the congregation in a variety of ways
VISITATION: A prayerful effort to come alongside our church family and friends with God-given concern and compassion, any time we learn of physical or emotional suffering. Deacons visit church members wherever they are receiving care or support.
PRAYER CHAIN: Deacons serve by ministering to all who request prayer.
MEMORIAL & FUNERAL ASSISTANCE: Deacons help with greeting, ushering and serving refreshments at receptions following services, as well as offering follow-up support to grieving family members and friends.
WORSHIP SERVICES: The Deacons lead in worship and hymn song services at Aegis Assisted Living six times per year on Sunday afternoons.
AND MORE: Other ways deacons minister among our church family include temporarily providing meals to those in crisis, providing transportation to and from Sunday worship services and delivering Christmas poinsettias and Easter lillies to our shut-ins.
Deacons are out and about in our community sharing God's love to those that have lost much of their independence.
On the second Sunday of every even month (Bi-Monthly) of the year we gather together with our friends at Aegis
Assisted Living for a church service. With prayer, scripture readings, songs, fellowship and more we bring the church to them!
Our accompanist Richard Huff has been playing for this service for years, and helps with the song choices in
addition to playing the piano so beautifully. Deacons share in the opening prayer and scripture readings, and
Pastor Wayne always closes with a special message and blessing. Last but not least is CPC's therapy dog named
Sheena who brings unconditional love with her wags and licks!
It is such a joy to bring God's message and words to these wonderful people."
CORE DEACON MINISTRIES
BENEVOLENCE COMMITTEE: Helps with financial aid to the CPC church family and the needy in our community.
contacts: Linda Stapp, Diane Paulin
CARD MINISTRY: Do you know someone who would appreciate a get-well, sympathy or other greeting card?
contacts: Lynne Scott, Jeanne Wahl
COMPASSION MEALS: Do you know an individual or family who needs compassion meals (i.e. bereavement, post hospitalization) or would you be willing to be available to provide meals?
contacts: Linda Stapp, Kathy Smith
DEACON CARE CONNECTION:
Contact: Gary Scott
HOME COMMUNION: Do you know someone who is hospitalized or home-bound who could be served home communion by a Deacon / Elder Team?
contact: Jeanne Wahl, Frank Wahl, Keith Kropp
HOME VISITATION: Do you know a home-bound person or someone in a convalescent hospital who would enjoy regular visits for encouragement, fellowship and prayer?
contacts: Joe Bendot, Richard Silvey
HOSPITAL VISITATION: Do you know someone in the hospital who we could visit, encourage and pray with?
contacts: Joe Bendot, Richard Silvey, Annette Duston
MEDICAL CLOSET: Do you have or need gently used home health care equipment?
contact: CPC Office / Paul Paulin 805-648-2737
MEMORIAL & FUNERAL SERVICES SUPPORT: Provides assitiance with receptions after services held at the church by greeting, ushering, serving refreshments, and clean up.
contacts: Margaret Jackson, Keith Kropp, Brook & Sue Sturtevant, Marlon Smith
OFFICER NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The Deacons assign a representative to serve on this committee.
contact: Lynne Scott
SEASONAL FLOWER DISTRIBUTION: Do you know someone who is unable to physically attend Christmas or Easter services to whom we can deliver a poinsettia or lily? Contacts: Gary & Lynne Scott
TRANSPORTATION: Are you a member who needs assistance with transportation to worship services?
contacts: Marlon Smith, Richard Silvey, Marcia Drescher
PRAYER REQUEST: To be sent out on our prayer chain to Deacons and others who have agreed to minister by prayer to brothers and sisters in need.
contacts: Marlon Smith, Brook & Sue Sturtevant, Joe Bendot
SANCTUARY COMMUNION SET UP / CLEAN UP: Provides elements, set up and clean up when the Lord's Supper is celebrated in worship.
contacts: Trina Hole, Annette Duston, Brook & Sue Sturtevant, Heidi Golff
SINGING & SCRIPTURE FELLOWSHIP: Providing a time of worship to the residents of Aegis Care Residence.
contacts: Margaret Jackson, Gary Scott