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Within the Presbyterian Church USA, the deacons are nominated, voted, and ordained to the role of care giver to the sick and the poor (Acts 6:1-6).  Here at Memorial Presbyterian Church  of  Wenonah, the deacons are tasked with overseeing the following areas throughout the year:


Pastoral Care

  • Homebound Visitation (including serving communion to our homebound members)

  • Prayer List

  • Card Ministry



  • Preparation of monthly communion


Overall Missions

  • Nahida’s Pantry

    • The deacons oversee Nahida’s Pantry which provides monthly food baskets and support to more than twenty families living in our community.

  • Panera Bread

    • The deacons organize the weekly pick-up of “day old” breads and baked goods which get included in the monthly food baskets.

  • Youth Group

    • The deacons support the following Youth Group activities: Code Blue Ministry, 30 Hour Famine, and Annual Mission Trip.

  • Sunday School

    • The deacons support the mission activities for Sunday School (e.g., preparing monthly food baskets for the food pantry) and Vacation Bible School (e.g., donations of backpacks and school supplies for local students in the community).

  • Holiday Toy Drive

    • The deacons help organize and support the annual Holiday Toy Drive.  The beneficiaries of the annual Holiday Toy Drive are local students in the community.

  • Small Groups 

    • The deacons help organize and support Small Groups which take place in the weeks leading up to Easter each year.  The deacons spearhead the mission component of Small Groups.  Historically, some of the mission projects included: hosting a food drive, preparing Sunday Lunches for the church, volunteering for the 30 Hour Famine, volunteering in a soup kitchen, and donating to One Great Hour of Sharing.

  • One Great Hour of Sharing

    • One Great Hour of Sharing is a Special Offering for the Presbyterian Church USA.  The deacons organize this giving event during the Lenten season each year.  The funds raised support programs nationally and internationally focused on: providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, providing food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed.

  • Grief Share

    • Grief Share meets at the church weekly for thirteen weeks to help those grieving the death of a loved one.  

  • Stephen’s Ministry     

    • The deacons are very excited about Stephen’s Ministry – one of the newest initiatives at Memorial Presbyterian Church!  Through Stephen’s Ministry, members of our congregation are trained as lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to other members of our congregation who are hurting.

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