The Diaconate is the heart and soul of North Church, with responsibilities for worship, membership, visitation, flowers, benevolences, and missions. This board makes sure that we have lay readers and flowers every Sunday. Diaconate members prepare and serve communion and represent the congregation during baptisms and when new members join the church. These are some of the more visible activities, but there is also much happening behind the scenes.
Diaconate members design the Circle of Care cards that are signed during coffee hour, visit church members at home or in the hospital, and represent the church at funerals and memorial services. At Christmas, flowers and cookies are delivered to members unable to attend church. Outreach programs of the church are coordinated by the Diaconate, including on-going contributions to C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills, volunteering at Crossroads and participating in the annual mission trip to New Orleans.
The Diaconate makes decisions about using the benevolence budget to make monetary donations to a wide variety of charitable organizations. Click here for a list of the local, national, and international organizations which are supported by North Church.