Care and Concern - if you see these words, you are part of the team.  This is a new “organization” at the session level to help insure that we are looking out for each other as family at First Presbyterian Church, DeLand.  Certain tasks have people assigned to them, but loving each other is Jesus' commandment for all of us. The Deacons systematically visit shut-ins, help with home communion, send cards, deliver the flowers from Sunday worship and host receptions after funerals, the church wide picnic, the over 90's celebration and fellowship after church on Sunday.  Jean West is the moderator of our Deacons and can help you get in touch with the right person to help with any of these ministries.  It certainly takes more than a few people to accomplish so much. Stephen Ministers have been commissioned and will be “privately walking alongside” those who have suffered loss or illness that is too much to bear alone.  If you think a Stephen Minister might be just what you need or if it sounds like the ministry where you would like to serve, be in touch with Michael Bodger ( Learn more about Stephen Ministry. Prayer Ministries meets in the Chapel each Sunday morning at 9:30 to hold our church, its ministries, and people up to God in prayer.  You may join them or speak with Bonnie Bailey about how to be in prayer yourself.  We ask that you “pray the church directory” lifting up each family (and maybe helping us to recognize one another better).  If you would like prayers, there are blue cards in the pew to make a request. Bonnie also provides an Online Prayer Ministry. A daily prayer, "Just for Today", is tied to the sermon series and you can request prayer online that is sent to Bonnie personally. Pastors, Deacons and Elders make visits to those in the hospital and home-bound.  We can only do that when we know about the situation.  Please contact the church office (386.734-6212 or or Lynelle Tusker ( if you or a church friend would like a visit.  There are cards in the pew racks so you can get the names and numbers of the folks who sit near you and check on them when you notice you haven't seen them for a week or two, then lets us know how we can help.   CONGREGATIONAL CARE AND CONCERN We want to join others who have expressed their sincere appreciation for the incredible ways FPCD stepped out as the Hands and Feet of Christ during hurricane Irma.  The stories of our members helping one another these past several weeks have been so encouraging we would love to hear your story!  Send an email/text/letter to