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.

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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.  The church office 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.

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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 Alice Foerster (my3sons@earthlink.net). Learn more about Stephen Ministry.

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Pastor, 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 bhughes@fpcdstaff.org) if you or a church friend would like a visit.  There are cards in the church office 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.

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