What is a Deacon?

“The office of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, concern for needs, and of serving others. Therefore, the first duty of the Deacon is sympathy and service….” (EPC Book of Order, 10.7)

“According to Scripture, those who bear this office should exhibit those spiritual qualities of the Christian, and should be earnest and wholehearted followers of Christ. They should be persons who are steady and reliable, well thought of by all. They should not be new in the faith and should be tested for faithfulness before election.” Please study 1 Tim 3:1-16, Acts 20:28, John 21:16, 1 Pet 5:2-4 in this regard.

The Deacons at Mt. Carmel serve at the direction of the Session and may be called upon to perform such services as they require of us. Currently, the Deacons provide the following services:

  • Greeting on Sunday morning worship and special occasions
  • Add insert to bulletins and distribute
  • Welcome visitors, provide visitor card
  • Serve as Security
  • Take attendance on Sunday morning
  • Collect offering
  • Assist with Communion
  • Represent Deacons at Session meeting (Moderator)
  • Maintain Deacons budget (Treasurer)
  • Correspondence of Deacons (Secretary)
  • Coordinate and participate in visits to our Home Church members
  • Cards for member’s birthdays, Home Church members, Friends of Mt. Carmel, prayer person and student of the week
  • Christmas and Easter flower reservations
  • Distribution of Christmas and Easter flowers to home-bound members 
  • Mother and Father’s Day mementos
  • Adopt a College Student program
  • Coffee hours, cookouts, pot luck dinners
  • Maintain church sign message
  • Decorate sanctuary for Christmas and other holidays
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