The Church of the Brethren has found the office of deacon deeply significant throughout its history. The deacon body responds to personal needs and life within congregation as a part of the Church's total ministry. Our understanding of a deacon;
One who serves...is located in our understanding of Jesus himself, who "came not to be served, but to serve" (Mark 10:45). Service and serving is at the heart of Jesus' teaching about His own ministry, as well as about that of His disciples.
The church of the Brethren has sought, as did the early Church, to meet anticipated needs of the body by calling persons to "set-apart" service, recognizing that the congregation needs particular tasks of service to happen in a compassionate orderly way.
The deacon body's central interest is the spiritual and physical well-being of the church family.
One of the many responsibilities of a deacon is ministry at baptism and assistance with new converts.
This year we celebrated Pentecost--the birthday of the church--with three from our congregation being baptized, and two reaffirming their faith! We welcome them into our church family with love and prayers as they travel on their faith journey. A reception followed our Pentecost Sunday worship service.