In the Presbyterian Church (USA), Elders are the ordained members of the congregation who are called to serve as the congregation’s leaders. Between 6 and 9 Elders are elected by our congregation each year to serve on the Session, the congregation’s governing board. Elders are selected for their wisdom and spiritual maturity. Their responsibilities include oversight of the Board of Deacons, worship, Christian education, finances, stewardship, the care of our buildings and grounds, outreach into our community, and supporting mission programs that are local, national, and international. Some of this work is delegated by the Session to our standing Committees. The Session also forms Task Groups as may be needed for special short-term projects and programs.
Board of Deacons
In the Presbyterian Church (USA), Deacons are the ordained members of the congregation who are responsible for caretaking. Our Deacons visit and keep in touch with our homebound members, those in care facilities, those who may be sick, and those with special needs. They provide special care and support of our other members, too. The Deacons arrange for a Coffee Hour to follow each Sunday morning worship service, as well as an annual all-church picnic, and our very special Plum Pudding event just before Christmas.