Deacons would like people to know of a few projects that Deacons undertake each year: One is sending cards to our members for illness, sympathy, “thinking of you” or special and significant birthdays. They are then put out to be signed by as many people attending that Sunday as possible before being mailed. Those cards are kept in a small rolling plastic cart back by the ushers’ table where bulletins are handed out. Whenever we are aware of a need for a card, we’ll put it out and announce it.
However, we want everyone to know that you too, are welcome to put out a card for signing and to mention it (or ask Pastor Neeta to) during announcement time. If you take that on, please take it after church and mail it for all of us.
Another project is to provide support through driving, taking meals or doing simple tasks (such as picking up something from the store) for our congregation, after an illness or surgery or dealing with any family crisis. While we know it’s perhaps not comfortable asking for help, we actually really appreciate it when told so that we can set those things up and enable our members to help in some small way. If we’re told by a friend, we would, of course, connect with the individual before doing anything. The people to contact would be Pastor Neeta, or Deacons Gary Pocisk or Ann Cole.
And finally, Deacons are the group responsible for organizing the Northminster Caring Community. This project matches people with others in our congregation who can provide services or support in non-crises situations. Tasks our congregation have undertaken to help one another might be picking someone up for a meeting or group lunch, installing a computer, doing a small household repair, running an errand etc. In addition to helping facilitate such support, another goal of NCC is to track those volunteering tasks and hours spent by our community. Please contact Clay Dobrovolec or Ken Smits if any support or help is needed, or to report something you might have done for others so it’s noted.