Our Lay Leadership
The Board of Deacons
Deacons are the pastor’s fifteen extra pairs of hands, feet, eyes, and ears. Each May, the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church Nominating Committee submits to Session ﬁve church-member candidates to serve three-year terms as deacons beginning the following January. Deacons may serve two consecutive three-year terms. After the second term, they are ineligible for re-election for a period of one year. The board consists of 15 deacons at all times, including one who accepts responsibility as Moderator of the Board. Church members do not have to wait to be considered for nomination. Any member who feels a calling to serve in the compassionate capacity of deacon may contact the Moderator of the Board of Deacons at any time to request future nomination. Email the Moderator.
Although deacons may be any age over 21, either male or female, they share two characteristics that are obvious in all that they say and do: they love people, and they love helping people in need. A complete description of deacon attributes and duties appears in the Book Of Order, the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church USA. But below are examples of outreach that Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church deacons provide:
- coordinate and dispense emergency food, housing, and transportation
- coordinate the schedule of Coffee Connection hosts
- mentor new church members and non-members, too
- prepare the Holy Communion table for service once each month
- promote use of name badges at worship services
- provide confidential intercessory prayer
- serve Holy Communion to those unable to attend worship services
- sponsor postage for Church Note Writers
- visit ill and disabled church members and friends in the community
Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church Active Deacons
|Jay Chesnut||Karen Bland||Norma Ashworth|
|Donna Dameron||Paul Luttrell||Sylvia Mosier|
|Christina Klave||Holly Swanson||Bart Schubert|
|Caroline Quinn||Beth West||Kristy Schubert|
|Ted Quinn||Brian Snyder|
Sign Up To Serve
If you would like to serve as a Coffee Connection Host, Deliver Flowers, Door Greeter or Prepare Communion, please sign up using the Master Deacon Schedule below or contact the Deacon Moderator with the service and date you would like to serve.
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