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The Presbyterian Church of the Moriches

1 (631) 878- 1993
263 Main Street
PO Box 631

Center Moriches, NY  11934


G-2.0201 Deacon Defined
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. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly
and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this

G-2.0202 Under Authority of the Session
Deacons may be individually commissioned or organized as a board of deacons. In
either case, their ministry is under the supervision and authority of the session. Deacons
may also be given special assignments in the congregation, such as caring for members in
need, handling educational tasks, cultivating liberality in giving, collecting and disbursing
monies to specific persons or causes, or overseeing the buildings and property of the
congregation. Deacons shall assume other duties as may be delegated to them by the session,
including assisting with the Lord’s Supper. (W-3.3616). A congregation by a majority
vote may choose not to utilize the ordered ministry of deacons. If the congregation has
neither a board of deacons nor individually commissioned deacons, the function of this
ordered ministry shall be the responsibility of the ruling elders and the session.

(taken from the 2011-2013 Book of Order)

*** Also check out 1 Timothy 3 in our Bible Verse look up!***

Co-Presidents of Deacons - Michelle Reser-Kalb and Trisha Ames
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