[R]eligion poisons everything. —Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great. “Religion” is what we make it. It moves from the human being to God; the arrow points from earth to heaven. The key ingredient in religion is the spiritual capacity and development of the ...
Within the congregation, the deacons labor as match-makers, matching the resources and gifts in our congregation with various needs. They often work behind the scenes, confidentially helping our members with their social, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual needs during times of crisis. While much of their time is spent in prayer with and for members, building relationships with them, encouraging and counseling them with budget and basic life skills, they also offer practical help. This help has included financial assistance for rent, food, utilities, counseling and medical assistance, and other expenses, all made possible by your contributions to the Deacon Fund—a fund separate from our operating budget and going directly to assist the needs of members in our congregation. If you have a need please complete a Diaconal Request Form and give or it to a Deacon, or you may mail it to the church office, attention Deacons. If you want to give, please place your contribution in the offering on Sunday made out to Christ Presbyterian Church, with "Deacon's Fund" in the memo.
The deacons' ministry also extends beyond the boundaries of our local church, as they provide support for city-wide, national and international mercy ministry projects in the name of Christ. Some recent instances include: Hogar de Providencia, and Renacer, Chile