The 12 Deacons are responsible for the following:

Congregational Care
  • Shepherding:  Each Deacon connects with assigned families
  • Bereavement services: Serve luncheons or receptions
  • Meals:  Arrange for meals to be delivered to Church families who have had a death in their family, or a member is recovering from illness
  • Shut-ins: Visit parishioners in nursing homes or homebound regularly and arrange Communion for them
  • Hospital visits: Make weekly visit to Presbyterians who are in the local hospital
  • Card ministry: Send holiday and birthday cards to shut-ins, homebound and college students
  • Helping Hands Benevolence Fund: Administer the fund to help parishioners in need
  • Sanctuary flowers: Purchase and arrange flowers in the sanctuary at Easter and Christmas
Community Projects
  • Food Pantry: collect food items for Brother Dan’s Food Pantry
  • Oleson’s Grocery receipts: Collect grocery receipts and turn into Olesons for a percentage 
  • Petoskey Christmas Open House: Man a booth where patrons are treated to hot chocolate, Candy canes and information about our Church

Our Deacons:
Barbara Steele - Moderator
Anne Cooley
Jane Denay
Kay Ismond
Noah Jansen
Rick McPherson
Penny VanDam
Sharon Walker
Mary Jo Welch
Bev Williams
Larry Williams