Roxbury Presbyterian Church

Deacon’s Ministry

Abridged Description

This is a summary of the responsibilities of a Deacon at RPC:

Communion:
• Set-up and break down of the communion table on the first Sunday of each month
• Preparation of communion for take-out to the sick and shut-in

Care of the sick and shut-in:
• Hospital/nursing home visits
• Home visits
• Cards and flowers

Death
• Assist family and pastoral staff in comforting and assisting with funeral service
• Provide food, drink and other necessities for repast for the family

Easter Season
• Provide flowers for seniors

Thanksgiving Season
• Provide food baskets with traditional thanksgiving meal for families in need

Christmas Season
• Provide food baskets for sick and shut-in
• Provide flowers for seniors

Event: Rainbow Tea
• Annual fundraiser in which all Deacons participate

Deacons serve in other capacities as needed to assure the needs of RPC members and the community at large are provided for in a loving and caring manner.