Just about one year ago Carmel Deacons re-envisioned their structure and work. Guided by scripture and the Book of Order, Deacons now concentrate their efforts on Member Care activities such as Meals in a Moment, Transportation, Care Cards, Deacons Fund support to selected beneficiaries, College Student Care Packages and the Prayer Community … with New Member Outreach and Special Occasions Celebrations just around the corner.
“But, wait a minute!” you say. “What about the Aid for Friends Cook-In? What about the Inter-Faith Food Cupboard? What about the the Village Children’s Christmas Gift Collection? Don’t the Deacons head up these projects?”
The quick answer is “not any longer.” BUT, through their revisioning, Deacons encourage and offer members of the congregation who “hear Christ calling” the framework and process to serve in targeted ways…participant, donor, cook, baker, disher, wrapper, deliverer…maybe even as a leader or coordinator every so often.
Examples are Nancy O’Brien managing our ongoing commitment to the Inter-Faith Food Cupboard and Bob Lohoefer coordinating the last, and the next, Cook-In for the newly branded Caring for Friends.
Nancy and Bob’s work is not as Deacons, but as members of the Congregation, supported by the Deacons.
“Christ is Calling” Outreach Ministries, relationships with others, need your support.
In upcoming weeks, a brief survey will appear in a number of places – you only need to submit it one time. click HERE for survey Please complete the survey with your name and BEST WAY to keep you informed, along with checked-boxes. Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration of each box your check that when selected will indicate your interest in receiving updates and announcements regarding specific projects and activities.
“Christ is Calling” ALL of us. How will YOU answer?
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.