As people who follow Jesus, we belong to his family and he calls us to love him and one another. One of the ways we do this is by recognizing that some are gifted and called to serve as Deacons. Deacons are caring, compassionate and have a heart for serving one another. At OPC, we have deacons who serve through hospitality, visitation, and compassion. Our hospitality deacons help on Sundays and special occassions; others make regular contact and visit those who are homebound and sick; and others help manage the caregiving of those in need within and beyond our congregation through the Deacon's Fund.
This is consistent with our polity in ECO:
“Deacons lead ministries that nurture fellowship and caregiving within and beyond the congregation.” ECO Polity 2.03
If you have more questions about our deacons and their ministry, please contact the church office and speak to Pastor Garry Grant.