Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress… James 1:27 (NIV)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Deacons are primarily concerned with those in our body who are in any of the defined “at-risk” categories. We are also particularly concerned with any who may not have a strong connection within our body through a Growth Group, Bible Study or other type of fellowship. We do not want any to go missing.
To that end, we launched the Circle of Care ministry to:
- To identify all at-risk individuals within our body
- Enlist the aid of volunteers to communicate with and minister to those at risk.
- Encourage consistent communication and care within existing fellowship groups.
Please note that during the COVID-19 crisis, we have limited some areas of Deacon work – e.g. visitations, transportation, in-home handyman work, etc.
The office of Deacon was established to provide for the physical needs of those within the body. In Acts 6, we see the first Deacons selected to provide for the widows in the daily distribution of food. Later in James we read, “religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
The Deacons are called to minister to those with practical needs within the Body of Christ and occasionally to those outside. When possible, the Deacons will match needs with volunteers in the church who may be best able to fill that need.
At PBCC, our primary concern is for the elderly, single parents, those who are sick and others with physical needs that they are unable to meet themselves. The Deacons’ work may include but are not limited to the following:
- Delivering groceries or picking up prescription medication
- Providing meals
- Providing transportation
- Yard work
- Visitation, at home or in the hospital
- Handyman (electrical, plumbing, painting, light carpentry, etc.)
Would you like to help?
We welcome volunteers of all ages and stages! Whether you can help by making phone calls or by tangibly supporting members of our body, please email the Deacons at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number.
Do you need help?
If you or someone you know needs help, please email the Deacons at email@example.com or call 408-366-6693.