Deacons

PITTSGROVE PRESBYTERIAN BOARD OF DEACONS ANNUAL REPORT 2018

 

The Board of Deacons has had another very busy and fulfilling year. We continue to serve others in traditional ways such as preparing Communion and helping those in need, both in our congregation and the community. We work together and prayerfully discuss how to best support those who are dealing with financial, physical, spiritual, or emotional troubles. The Prayer Shawl Ministry continues to bring comfort and peace to many individuals struggling with sadness, pain, or illness. Our other services, donations, and activities throughout 2018 were as follows:

   Acme/Shop Rite/Wawa Gift Cards to needy or sick.

  Baby’s first Bible given at time of baptism.

 Hosted Sunrise Service Breakfast.

  Mitten Tree – items were collected and distributed to both Cornerstone and A Step Ahead through

      Samantha Ewart.

  Christmas Angel Tree giving to 10 boys at Ranch Hope and 15 gifts to children through

      Family Promise of Gloucester County.

  Reception following the Annual Christmas Program.

  Prayer Shawl Ministry - 13 prayer shawls /lap robes this year. To date a total of 151 have been given

      since 2009.  Melva Bearden made 4 baby blankets that were donated to Cornerstone.

  Preparing the Lord’s Supper Monthly and assisting in serving.

  Quarter Hour Church Snacks.

  Restocking of Supplies for the Kitchen.

  Sending of Get Well, Happy Birthday, Holiday & Anniversary cards to seniors & shut-ins.

  Thanksgiving Meal Baskets to 3 local families.

  Visitations to the elderly and shut-ins.

  Weekly/Semi-weekly bulletins to absent seniors and shut-ins.

  Student Remembrance boxes were sent out to our students during final exam time, both in the

      Spring and Fall.

 Serving Funeral luncheons.

 ❖ Restaurant gift cards given to new parents for a dinner out.

 

The 2018 Board of Deacons was comprised of : President Samantha Ewart, Treasurer Darlene Kurman, Faye Crispin, Margaret DeMaris, Margie Mercado, Amy Widger, Alberta Simkins, Courtney Hitchner and Secretary Jill Stout.

 The Deacons meet the first Monday of the month at 7:00.

 The Deacons also oversee the Lillian Robertson Fund which was established from her bequest to be used for the care of people in need.  The intent of this fund is distribution, not growth and we follow a set of guidelines to determine the situation. A total of $66,770.85 has been disbursed over the last 17 yrs.  The yearly average amount dispersed is $3,927.70. 

 The Deacons would like to express their sincere appreciation to all those who have helped support us throughout this past year. We especially appreciate all of you who have donated the lovely shawls and lap robes. Without your continued support, we would not have been able to accomplish all that we did this year. Thank you!! 

 

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