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First Presbyterian Church

Deacon's Ministries

According to our Book of Order, Deacons are "to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith."  To this end, our Deacons are dedicated to ensuring that do everything they can to offer care and assistance to those that need it.

We encourage you to get involved with the Deacons, even if you are not currently serving as a Deacon.  Here are some of the areas where you are needed - please call the office at (406) 453-1411 for more information.

Every Member Care:  this committee acts as an internal link for our church family to find the help they need through programs such as the Encouragers Program where you can be joined with a Deacon who can be there when you need to talk.

FISH:  this organization works through the local churches, providing food and volunteer time to package food boxes.  Donations are received from food cupboards and individuals as well as the churches.  Their primary function is to provide emergency food to assistance the recipient for four days.  Please advise the person in need to go to Opportunities, Inc located at 1123 Central Avenue or call them at 761-0310 for a referral.  Our Deacons, in addition to promoting food drives within our church, volunteer at the location.

Hospital Visitation:  this committee visits those from our church family while they are in the hospital.  Please call the church office if you or someone you love would like a visit.  Due to security, it is not always easy for us to know when you may be there.

Community Involvement:  through this committee our Deacons reach into our community, spreading the message of brotherly love.  They tutor at Valley View and Mountain View Elementary Schools, visit children at the Children's Receiving Home, serve food at the Great Falls Rescue Mission, and other timely events within Great Falls.

Van Committee:  this group of dedicated drivers is here to make sure you can attend Worship and other events at the church.  Please contact the church office if you would like to be added to their list as a driver or rider.

Funeral Committee:  losing a loved one or friend is extremely hard.  You are often emotionally drained and over whelmed with all the details of a funeral or memorial service.  Our Funeral Committee is a caring group that understands that and is here to help you should you like to have a reception for your loved one here at the church.  To make arrangements, please contact the church office.

Nursing Care and Home-bound Visitation:  fellowship with others lifts your spirit and brightens your day!  Please call the church office if you or a loved one would like to be visited from time-to-time by this kind-hearted group.

Home Communion:  if you are unable to make it to church but would like to receive Communion, please contact the office to be added to the list.  No one should have to go without!

Families in Crisis:  the Deacons have had situations come up where they felt God was calling them to reach out to families and children in crisis.  Families in need frequently come to the attention of the teachers in our school system - not necessarliy children or families within our church.  With this in mind, they have created a Families in Crisis Fund to help with situations that arise.  If you would like to contribute to this fund, please make your check to the church but write "Families in Crisis Fund" in the memo section.  

Whether you want to join a committee, share an idea, be added to the list, or just need more information please call the church office at (406) 453-1411 to be connected to the right person.  The Deacons are here for you!


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