The goal of our Angel Tree is to donate food and presents to those in need at Christmas time. This year's Angel Project supported 175 families as well as about 15 more Beacon families for a total of about 190 families. The boxes delivered helped over 350 children. The impact is incredible!
Thank you all for contributing to this year's Deacon Angel Outreach. We had over 200 drop offs on Saturday. By the end of Saturday, the food and gifts reached over 170 different families including over 350 children. Your generosity made this happen!
Click here and see if you can catch yourself in the drop off line!
The Deacons of Wayne Presbyterian Church
For more information, please contact Cheryl McBrearty, Chris Poulos, Sue Metzer, or Janet Hauffler.
The generosity of the congregation enables the Deacons to provide book bags filled with a Bible and school supplies for each student enrolled at Cornerstone Christian Academy in West Philadelphia. Deacons typically meet in August to assemble the supplies requested by each classroom for the upcoming school year. Approximately 250 students are impacted by this ministry each year.
For more information, please contact Bill Nirmaier or Jim Martin.
Approximately 60 birthday cards are sent to Wayne Presbyterian Church members who have reached the golden age of 90.
Please contact Dorcas Thompson for more information.
Wayne Presbyterian Church typically coordinates two drives each year (January and June). For 2017, 81 pints were collected in January and an additional 38 pints were collected in June. Combined, this ministry saves over 400 lives.
For more information, please contact Frank McPherson or Mary Ellen Smith, R.N.
We continue our partnership with Joseph's People, a faith based organization committed to offering support, guidance and job counseling services to the people throughout the region who are unemployed or seeking full employment. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month covering topics such as LinkedIn, social media, excel, re-entering the workforce and job search and resume strategies for recent graduates. Some programs are needs-specific for those just entering the work force and those with long term unemployment. This networking group met with approximately 55 people in 2017.
For more information, please contact Diane Merry.
We have been working hard to be more present within the congregation and raise awareness within the congregation of the various missions we support. Please find the Deacons pamphlet by clicking here, or picking one up in the pew racks.
Additionally, Deacons are wearing pins during services and at other church events. These pins serve two purposes: to identify us a Deacons and to encourage members to let us know if they are aware of a need within our congregation that Deacons can address (for example, needing a ride, needing a meal, or needing a visit).
The Audio Recording Committee records the sermon at the 9:30am (10am summer) worship service. Sermon copies may be requested by signing the CD clip board on the table outside the church office. Sermons are also always available on our website, by clicking here.
For more information, please contact Bill Montgomery.
Another conduit for our ministries is the Deacon Compassion Fund. This fund offers financial assistance to those in our church or local community who are in need.
For more information, please contact Michael Packer.
The goal of the Easter Egg Tree is to donate food to those in need at Easter. Organized like the Angel Tree, in 2017, there were 164 Eggs representing over 130 needy families with approximately 155 children.
For more information, please contact Cheryl McBrearty, Chris Poulos, Sue Metzer, Janet Hauffler.
We delivered over 70 Christmas Poinsettias and over 70 Easter Daffodils to our members un able to worship with us. We strive to be able to extend our visits beyond delivering these beautiful plants.
The Deacons coordinate the delivery of meals made by Deacons as well as other members of the Wayne Presbyterian Church community to the families undergoing difficult times.
Should you like to request a meal, please click here.
Deacons and congregational volunteers work together to provide assistance for funerals and memorial service receptions. Working on short notice, the committee moves quickly and efficiently to serve the bereaved at times of great emotional need by serving as host/hostess, handling details and logistics for the reception.
For more information, please contact Nancy Barnes.
(Formerly Stop Hunger Now)
In 2017, 54 Wayne Presbyterian Church members came together in April to assemble 15,000 meals for those in need around the world. Our next event is planned for February or March with a goal of 20,000 meals.
For more information, please contact Steve Smith.
In January, 2018 we will be hosting the Wayne Presbyterian Church version of the Apple “Genius Bar”.
Beginning on January 14th, our tech savvy youth will be staffing a table in the Connector where our church members will be invited to bring their devices and questions regarding things like uploading photos to the cloud (and getting them back again), sharing photos with friends and family through text, email and instant messenger and what’s the best weather application to run on their phone.
We’re hoping to be able to continue this service periodically throughout the year. It is also part of a larger effort to encourage cross generational engagement within our congregation.
For more information, please contact Tom Evans, our Youth Deacons - Anna Galasso and Sarah Ziegler, or our Youth Ministers, Sarah and Andrew Hostetter.
One to One rides are regularly provided for several members of our congregation. Although the Deacons have determined that we will be unable to regularly drive a van between the various retirement communities and our church every Sunday, we do plan to assign individual Deacons to be liaisons to the Deacon board for each of the retirement communities. Our intent is to assist in organizing transportation for those individuals who need this service.
Should you like to request a ride to church, please click here.
For more information, please contact Bill Gillespie.
We are mindful that individuals who cannot easily attend church services and events, or are not computer savvy, or are struggling for other reasons may be feeling isolated from their Wayne family.
We have been able to increase monthly visits to church members who would enjoy catching up with what’s going on at the church and people who might just benefit from a shared smile or a funny story. We will be looking for new ways to reach this population going forward.
Should you like to request a visit from one of our Deacons, please click here.
For more information, please contact Michael Paker.
Deacons coordinate with WPC providing temporary housing for homeless families with small children. Over 25 families were housed and served at WPC during 2017.
For more information, please contact Liz Precious or Bobbie Montgomery.