The First Presbyterian Church of Elko encourages its members to step forward, if they feel so called by God, to become Deacons of the church. These volunteers are led by a Moderator and Vice-Moderator who coordinate and oversee the Deacons’ activities. The Board of Deacons holds officer elections and appoints Deacons to its various committees annually in January. The Deacons meet at the church after Fellowship on the third Sunday of the month.
Deacons serve on one or more of the following committees to perform a variety of vital church functions.
This committee prepares, sets up, and cleans up for communion monthly and at special worship services. Ann Nisbet bakes all the communion bread.
This committee responds to members and friends of our church that need special messages and attention. It focuses on folks with special prayer requests, who grieve, or who need companionship, messages of thanks, or other special needs. This committee also provides free Bibles and other literature to anyone interested. Look for the display in the hall by the church office window. If you know of someone who might need this committee’s help, contact church Secretary Bertha Lister, at (775) 738-3430 or leave a message using this website’s contact form. She will pass your message on to the Deacons.
Ushering, Recording, and Transportation Committee
This committee recruits and schedules youth acolytes for lighting candles at services, and schedules Deacons for ushering, recorders for recording the church services, and drivers to transport to church services those who need a ride.
This committee sees that chairs and tables are set up for special functions at the church, such as the Heifer Brunch and service.
Community Outreach Committee
The committee that performs the most activities, Community Outreach, extends to the community the caring and sharing of our congregation. This committee provides special support to school children, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, National Guard Families, Committee Against Domestic Violence, and the Family Resource Center. It also provides gas gift certificates for those in need and Thanksgiving dinner gift certificates for many families. This committee sponsors the Christmas Gift Tree each December that fills the wish lists of those in need of Christmas cheer and charity.
For information about the Deacons’ activities, contact Deacon Moderator Becky Schaffner at (775) 753-7330 or (775) 560-3582 or submit a request via this website’s contact form.