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Deacons Corner

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Deacons’ Corner… 

Save the Date!

 

We are collecting socks for the City of Hamilton                             Trunk or Treat event on

Saturday, October 28

            

The Board of Deacons relies on the generosity of our congregation to help fund our various activities and responsibilities throughout the church and surrounding community.  Deacons regularly serve on all of our church’s committees, as well as on the Open Door Pantry Operations Committee, help church and community members with financial needs, visit shut-ins, provide meals and flowers for funerals and memorial services, and also help with church-wide events. 

During the month of Aug., the following donations and/or expenses were paid by the Deacons Fund:

Bereavement                                           $     106.40

Help to Others                                          $   1100.00

Community Meal Center                            $   100.00

Open Door Pantry                                     $   200.00

Salvation Army                                         $   200.00

 

Total Donations/Expenses:                                  - $1,706.40

 

Collections received                                 +$    2631.48

 

Deacons have recently been involved in various activities including:

  • Visiting and sending cards to VIP’s
  • Stocking shelves at the Open Door Pantry
  • Sending out cards to those in need
  • Handing out Afghans to those in need
  • Helping to prepare and serve communion and work as greeters
  • Helping to provide coffee for services
  • Helping with neighborhood events, such as Clean-ups
  • Helping to organize the Presby’s involvement in the Community Blood Drive held at Zion Lutheran.
  • Providing reception/meals following memorial services.
  • Helping with the Presby Car Show, 4th of July Parade, and Hamilton Joe’s game,

 

Please prayerfully consider a donation to the Deacons Fund.  Envelopes are available the first Sunday of each month in the bulletin or in the pew backs.  Additionally, if you would like to donate diapers for the Open Door Pantry, you can drop them off in the church office (Please label for “Deacons”) or give to Marla Richardson.  The Deacons greatly appreciate your continued support. 

 

Boxes for Sock collections are located in each Sanctuary.  (Men, Women, and  Children sizes needed).

 

If you know of a person in need or a shut-in who would like a visit from the Deacons, please contact one of the Deacons or the church office at 513-867-5411.  The members of your 2017/2018 Board of Deacons are Rick Jennings (Moderator), Don Armbruster, Christina Bowling, Mike Brumback, Valarie Demoret, Sara Everette, Steve Frechtling,  Liz Griffel, Tim Hoskins, Becky Huff, Linda Jennings, Bill Kincer, Prudy Kyle, Heather Lewis, Sandy Palechek, Marla Richardson, John Schuerfranz, Melinda Schuerfranz, Carole Squibb, Cindy Towles, Sandy Vitale, Suzette Wentz and Mary Ann Wolfe. 

 

 

 

Deacons’ Corner…2016 in Review                      

The Board of Deacons relies on the generosity of our congregation to help fund various activities and responsibilities throughout our church and surrounding community.  Thank you to all that donated to the Deacons Fund throughout the year.

 

In 2016, Deacons were involved in:

  • Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service
  • Stations of the Cross
  • National Day of Prayer
  • The first Annual Presbyterian Church Car Show
  • Vacation Bible School
  • 4th of July Parade
  • Mission Trips to New Mexico and Mexico

 

  • Back to Church Sunday
  • Consecration Sunday
  • City of Hamilton Trunk or Treat
  • Annual City-wide Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry
  • Christkindlmarkt
  • Live Nativity
  • Cookies to our Police and Fire Departments

 

 

Deacons are also routinely involved in other activities including:

  • Helping those in our church family and community that are in need of financial assistance for such things as auto repairs, utilities, food, clothing, Christmas gifts, etc.
  • Visiting and sending cards to shut-ins
  • Stocking shelves at Open Door Food Pantry
  • Sending out cards and afghans to those in need of prayers, healing, and encouragement
  • Helping to prepare and serve communion and work as greeters
  • Making coffee for services
  • Helping to organize the Presby’s involvement in the Community Blood Drive held at Zion Lutheran, and
  • Providing memorial donations and flowers, as well as, receptions and meals after memorial services and funerals.

In 2017, Deacons plan to provide regular support to these ministries:

 Community Meal Center

Family Promise

Open Door Food Pantry

Salvation Army

As we begin 2017, please prayerfully consider donating to the Deacons Fund.  The Deacons greatly appreciate your continued support.  Your 2016 donations were used as follows:

 

Contributions & Gifts Received:                $10,542.00

 

Disbursements:

Help for Others                                               -   1,765.25

Mission Support                                              -   1,570.00

Supplies                                                          -      203.13

Printing                                                            -          6.99

Bereavement                                                  -   1,352.07

Community Meal Center                                 -      400.00

Open Door Food Pantry                                 -   2,200.00

Salvation Army                                                -   2,200.00

Presby Pre-School                                         -   1,200.00

Total Disbursements:                                  $10,897.44

 

If you know of a person in need or a shut-in who would like a visit from the Deacons, please contact one of the Deacons or the church office at 513-867-5411.  The members of your 2016/2017 Board of Deacons are Rick Jennings (Moderator), Don Armbruster, Christina Bowling, Mike Brumback, Valarie Demoret, Sara Everette, Kim Geisler, Liz Griffel, Tim Hoskins, Becky Huff, Linda Jennings, Bill Kincer Prudy Kyle, Heather Lewis, Sandy Palechek, Marla Richardson, Carole Squibb, Cindy Towles, Sandy Vitale, Suzette Wentz and Mary Ann Wolfe. 

 

 

The Board of Deacons relies on the generosity of our congregation to help fund our various activities and responsibilities throughout the church and surrounding community. Deacons serve on all of our church’s committees, as well as on the Open Door Pantry Operations Committee, help church and community members with financial needs, visit shut-ins, provide meals and flowers for funerals and memorial services, and also help with church-wide events.

During the month of January and February, the following donations and/or expenses were paid by the Deacons Fund:

Creative Center for Children Scholarships $ 200.00

Open Door Pantry $ 400.00

Salvation Army $ 400.00

Memorial Donations $ 320.00

Support for those in Need $1,000.00

Men’s Mission Trip $ 450.00

Total Donations/Expenses: - $2,770.00

Collections received into the Deacons Fund +$2,,674.64

During the first months of 2015, Deacons have been involved in various activities:

 Stocking shelves at Open Door Pantry

 Sending out cards to those in need

 Providing blood pressure screenings

 Handing out Afghans to those in need

 Helping to prepare and service communion

 Participating in the Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service

 Helping with the Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Please prayerfully consider a donation to the Deacons Fund. Envelopes are available the first Sunday of each month in the bulletin or in the pew backs. Also, if you know of a person in need or a shut-in who would like a visit from the Deacons, please contact one of the Deacons or the church office at 513-867-5411.

 

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