Deacons

 

The Deacons focus on a ministry of compassion and service by sharing the love of Christ. If you have a need or know someone that could benefit from any of the services below, please contact us. And, please take a copy of our Deacon Ministries brochure from the literature rack in the Connector or Vestibule and look to see if there is anything with which they can help you or a family member:  do you need a ride to church?   Do you need meals while you recover from surgery?   Would you like a deacon visit?  Would you like to participate in our blood drive, or prepare an angel tree basket?  Let us know….

Advent and the new year

The Deacons and our youth are sharing an engaging Advent Event!  They will gather on Sunday, December 10 to make Christmas cards and tree ornaments to be delivered with each Angel Tree food box.  They will bake cookies together, sing Christmas carols, and nibble on sweets and snacks.  They will also wrap packages if church members deliver them unwrapped to the Chapel.  This is for ALL youth and their parents, and all Deacons and their youth! Three to five p.m. on Sunday, December 10.

On December 16th/17th, the Deacons and the youth will go Christmas Caroling together, delivering poinsettias to those in neighborhoods where we sing.   Again, all Deacons and THEIR youth, and all youth and their parents are welcomed.  Time to be determined.

The ANGEL TREE goes up on Saturday, November 18th!   There will be names and demographic information for about 200 families in six different local neighborhoods.  Some families are small, some so large they will be divided onto two angels.  You may choose a family to match the size of your own family, or one for which you and your family would enjoy purchasing small gifts and Christmas dinner items.  You’ll have more choice if you choose EARLY.  Please drop off your boxes on December 16 between 8 and 10 AM. The Angel Tree boxes will be delivered  later that day.

New Opportunity for the New Year:   The Deacons and youth/young adults are offering TECH TIME to any church member, especially our senior adults, who would like help with their cell phones, any brand or style.  Join us for the WPC GENIUS BAR:  Sunday mornings, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, after the 9:30 service. (January 28 is also our annual meeting and ‘brunch’ date.)  Youth will be available with the most up-to-date technology skills and experience to help you!   We’re excited about this…..and you will be, too, especially if you get a new phone for Christmas!

Parish Visitation

As an outreach of pastoral care, each month Deacons visit parishioners who are house-bound, home from the hospital or travel-restricted, offering fellowship and compassion. For more information, please contact Mike Packer.

Food Boxes at Christmas and Easter

The Angel Tree and Easter Egg projects serve to spread the good news through giving to families in need. Boxes of food and presents are delivered locally and to inner city locations. For more information, please contact Cheryl McBrearty or Chris Poulos.

For 2017, the dates for sign-up are 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, and 12/10 - after all three services.

The Angel Tree box drop off at Church is on 12/16 from 8 am - 10 am.

Career Networking

The mission of Career Networking is to serve all of those who are in a career transition, considering a career transition or who just want additional opportunities to network. Aligned with Joseph’s People - Mainline, this group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, September through May, at Wayne Presbyterian from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Fireside Room.  Please join us at any meeting if you are looking for a job, need help networking or writing a resume, or are hopeful of making a career change. See www.josephspeople.org for more information. Any questions please contact Diane Merry.

Sermon Recording

Sunday sermons are recorded and copied on audio CDs each week for distribution to the congregation. For more information, please contact Bill Montgomery.

Bible-in-a-Book-Bag

The generosity of the congregation enables us to provide book bags, Bibles and school supplies for students at Cornerstone Christian Academy. For more information, please contact Bill Nirmaier or Jim Martin.

senior adult special event

Contact Chuck Rueger.

rise against hunger

Contact Steve Smith.

 Other services offered by our Deacons include meal deliveries, holiday flower deliveries, and a semiannual blood drive with the Red Cross. For more information please contact Mike Packer.