Officer Nominations for the 2020 ClassPosted: 06/05/2017
The First Presbyterian Church Officer Nominating Committee nominates church officers (Elders and Deacons) by receiving suggested names of members from the congregation, prayerfully preparing a slate and presenting the slate at the annual congregational meeting in October for election by the congregation.
The first duty of a Deacon is to have sympathy and compassion and exhibit a servant’s heart. Duties may include visiting the sick and homebound, as well as caring for the maintenance and preparation of the church facilities. A nominated Deacon should be steady, reliable and well thought of by all.
Elders are to represent the people of the congregation working alongside the Teaching Elders in the spiritual oversight of the Church. Elders are to study the Word and become equipped to teach, be adept at leading worship and prayer, regularly visit the sick and homebound, assist in the spiritual development of the children of the congregation, watch for those who stray from the Lord and be an example to all.
Please meditate on 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 where God gives us his description of officers. Further information from the EPC Book of Order can be found at the Connection Center along with suggestion cards. Cards are also available in the pew racks as well as on the church website (see button below). Your nominations may be placed in the offering plate or mailed to Jaci Gaspard in the church office by the end of July.