The Work of the Deacons 

At First Presbyterian Church, Grinnell, Iowa, our deacons carry out their ministry in many ways, including, but not limited to:

  • Visiting people who can’t get to church for various reasons – either for short periods of time or permanently.  
  • Visiting people who can’t get to church for various reasons – either for short periods of time or permanently. 
  • Taking communion to people who desire who are unable to be in church on a communion Sunday
  • Studying the work of pastoral care to increase our skills and understanding of how to care for people both in our congregation and in the community
  • Preparing the worship space on Sunday mornings
  • Increasing our awareness of the needs of vulnerable populations in the community and, when possible, developing ministries to meet those needs (e.g. offering rides to people for out of town medical appointments)
  • Holding fundraisers for organizations that we believe care for the poor, the marginalized, the oppressed, and the stranger.

If you, or anyone you know, would like a visit or phone call from one of our deacons, call or email the church office.  Like the pastor, the deacons are bound by the rules of confidentiality.  Anything shared with any deacon will remain with that deacon unless they believe someone is in imminent danger.  

If you, or anyone you know, would like a visit or phone call from one of our deacons, call or email the church office.  Like the pastor, the deacons are bound by the rules of confidentiality.  Anything shared with any deacon will remain with that deacon unless they believe someone is in imminent danger.   

 
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