OVPC’s Board of Deacons responds to the challenge of the PC USA Book of Order:
“The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress.”
While each of our deacons personally works to serve, we emphasize projects to involve all in the congregation who choose to help.
We minister to those in our congregation:
We reach out to those in need, both in in our community, and throughout the world:
** Food for the local Pyle Center food bank.
** Support for local shelters.
** Presenting a Minute for Mission in worship each month. Providing opportunities for the congregation to give to missions such as Heffer International, One Great Hour of Sharing (Presbyterian Disaster Relief), The Way Home, Habitat for Humanity, Meeting Ground, Women’s Thank Offering, and Christmas Joy Offering.
** Monthly Hymn Sing with the Alzheimer’s patients at the Renaissance Center. Providing friendship cards to others at the Center.
** Supporting the good work of those in our congregation doing building projects for the Milford Housing Development Corporation.
The Board of Deacons also supports our worship by readying the elements served as we celebrate the Eucharist each month and on special Sundays.
If you are in need, or you know someone in need please contact one of our Deacons through the church office.
Members of the congregation join with other area churches participating in the annual Crop Walk sponsored by Church World Services
Singing with the patients at the Renaissance Center