“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”
King James Version (KJV):
Deacons are the caregivers and servants of the congregation who are elected by the congregation, ordained, and supervised by the Session. The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service. Deacons as elected by the congregation, are persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment. Responsibilities of the Board of Deacons includes, but are not limited to, visitation with the sick and bereaved members of the church, preparation of the sacraments of the church (baptism and Holy Communion), preparation and service of the repast for families of deceased church members, and Thanksgiving gift card distribution.