What is the Diaconate?
The Diaconate focuses on the spiritual concerns of the church including worship, the sacraments and membership.
It is divided into committees to perform and oversee such specific areas as the church nursery, greeters, coffee hours following the Sunday service, securing and directing the ushers and acolytes. It provides a luncheon, if requested, following a funeral for church members or families. Working with the pastor, the Diaconate helps plan weekly worship and the celebrations of special seasons such as Lent, Easter, Christmas, etc. In addition, it maintains the membership rolls of the church.
The Diaconate is composed of eighteen members, all of whom are elected by the congregation.