Faith & Fellowship Sunday School Class
(In-Person and Remote Options)
"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 opporesssed, 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 ministry." (Book of Order, G-2.0201)
The Deacons of the church are ordained to their office to minister to the sick, brokenhearted, lonely and hurting people in the church and in the community. We hope you will join us in our ministry. Please see below for upcoming opportunities.
Suicide Prevention Training
We host suicide prevention training, facilitated by Payne County Youth Services, on a regular basis. For the foreseeable future, these trainings will be held via Zoom. Watch this space for updates regarding when the next training will be.
Our Daily Bread Volunteer Days
The FPC Deacons volunteer at Our Daily Bread quarterly. We help sort food deliveries, stock shelves, assist with grocery shopping, and help provide a warm welcome to all. All ages are invited to come volunteer, including children 8 and older accompanied by an adult. Our next volunteer day will be Saturday, May 21st.
Ministers make regular hospital visits. If you or a family member is in the hospital, please let us know.
Prayer Shawl and Prayer Square Ministry
Members of the congregation knit and crochet prayer shawls which are given to individuals experiencing crisis, illness, or transition in their life. Prayer Squares can be sent to servicemen and women serving our country overseas or given to anyone who would appreciate carrying one in their pocket or purse.
The Deacons are available to bring and serve the Bread of Life and Cup of Salvation with homebound members or those recovering from injury or illness. Please reach out to the church office at (405) 372-5580 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you or someone you know would like to receive communion.
Little Free Pantry
First Presbyterian Church's Little Free Pantry is located in the alley between the main building and the Fellowship Hall. Our Deacons oversee and encourage others to help keep our Little Free Pantry stocked with food and our Little Red Pantry stocked with menstrual products. Stop by the church to learn more and to pick up a suggested shopping list.