The Board of Deacons focuses on the care, nurture, and service to Covenant members, friends, and those in our community. Deacons, who are elected to three-year terms, work through a number of activity groups, and invite members and friends of the congregation to participate. Scroll down to volunteer.
Reaching Out: In December, over 100 personalized gifts were purchased by Covenant members and friends through the Giving Tree for Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center senior adults. These gifts were shared at a festive luncheon provided by the Deacons and enjoyed by all.
Flower Delivery and Cards: Bouquets created from the sanctuary flowers and cards of encouragement are shared with those who may be ill, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or just to say thinking of you. Each Sunday a bouquet is also delivered to the Seidman Cancer Center across the street the cheer a patient who may need a bit of encouragement. Easter flowers are also delivered to homebound.
Fellowship: The Deacons host the Coffee and Fellowship time following Sunday worship. Three times a year they host Covenant Classics, combining stimulating, entertaining programs with a luncheon or tea for senior (and almost senior) adults. The Deacons help with the Easter breakfast enjoyed by over 200 people in 2015, and assist with memorial receptions. The Deacons also created over 40 Christmas gifts that were delivered by Covenant Callers to those who are homebound.
Supportive Ministries: Covenant Callers support homebound individuals with visits, cards, and calls, developing a special supportive relationship. Stephen Ministers, trained laypersons, provide one-on-one care giving, maintaining a confidential, listening relationship with individuals experiencing challenging life transitions.
You are invited to join with the Deacons in these activities.Contact Marjie Heines to learn the many ways you can make a difference. Sign up for as many weeks as you would like. Deacons will train you and help you along the way.