Trinity Presbyterian Church, Montgomery
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Deacons are ordained officers of the church chosen by members of the congregation to carry out the duties set forth in scriptures. The office is one of sympathy and service, after the example of the Lord Jesus; it expresses also the communion of the saints, especially in their helping one another in time of need. Deacons report to the Session in the discharge of their duties.
It is the duty of the deacons to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress.
It is their duty also to develop the grace of liberality in the members of the church, to devise effective methods of collecting the gifts of the people, and to distribute these gifts to the causes to which they are contributed.
Deacons are also charged with the responsibility of keeping the church facilities in proper repair and to ensure a safe and secure environment for worhsip and other activities.
The work of the Diaconate is carried out through various committees. The committees present the results of their work to the regular monthly meeting of the Diaconate for consideration and approval. Some of the committees of the Diaconate are: