Deacons provide pastoral care for members of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. In many respects, the Deacons are the “connective tissue” of the church, comforting, supporting, and caring for the congregation. The Diaconate consists of six ministry teams and seven care teams whose work is carried out by deacons and volunteers from the congregation. Your help is welcomed!
Celebrations and Concerns Ministry
The Celebrations and Concerns Ministry reaches out through notes and cards to WPC members who are hospitalized or homebound, or who have lost a loved one. It also welcomes new WPC members and celebrates happy events such as births and baptisms. This mission coordinates the WPC Prayer Chain, which regularly prays for members of the congregation and beyond who are in need.
Christian Fellowship Ministry
The Christian Fellowship Ministry provides social opportunities for church members to gather and become better acquainted. Several examples include the weekly Coffee Hour between services, the New Member Receptions, the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and the Annual Church Picnic.
Flower Sharing Ministry
The Flower Sharing Mission rearranges Sunday's chancel flowers after Sunday worship into smaller containers and coordinates delivery to WPC members who are ill, home-bound, or experiencing a loss.
Memorial Services Ministry
The Memorial Services Mission helps coordinate all facets of funerals and memorial services.
Memorial Receptions Ministry
The Memorial Receptions Mission provides a reception including punch and cookies in Stevenson Hall following a funeral or memorial service. They may also coordinate with a caterer or a WPC Circle.
New Member Ministry
The Membership Mission is in charge of the new member classes that welcome new members to WPC and introduce them to our church family. There is an emphasis on building friendships while learning about WPC ministries, missions, and other programs of the church.