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Board of Deacons

The Deacons support the people of our church and local community in a variety of ways. We work closely with our pastors to understand the needs of our congregation, particularly during times of illness, change and uncertainty.

Parish Care Groups:  The purpose of this ministry is to build care relationships with the congregation. According to the Presbyterian Book of Order (G-6.0401) "the office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment should be chosen for this office."

As a ministry of service the deacons seek to build relationships with the congregation. Each deacon has 10-15 members/attendees assigned to their care. Through regular contact they support and assist in the needs of their small "flock". Often this is simply through a friendly email, postcard or phone call. Sometimes it is care ministry that extends to family needs or transitions such as an illness or loss of a loved one. Parish care ministry may also help in the organization of meals or other assistance in time of spiritual or physical need. If you are a member of Hilltop Church or live in or near the Mendham area and would like a Deacon to contact you about a parish care need please call the church office.

Community Contacts: We keep in touch with housebound members and friends of our congregation—providing companionship, meals, and a caring connection to the church.

Meals on Wheels: The Deacons coordinate Hilltop Church’s delivery of hot meals to shut-ins. We generally have responsibility for Meals on Wheels in the Mendhams in June and December.

Deacons Blood Drive: At least once a year the Deacons sponsor a blood drive at Hilltop House.

Lovelines: We work with the Family Enrichment Program of Morristown Memorial Hospital to provide gifts and food certificates for foster children and families in need during the Christmas season. We also make monetary donations throughout the year to meet special needs.

All-Church Picnic: The Deacons throw a fun-filled picnic each June for the entire congregation—with great food, fellowship, and games.

2010 Deacons' Picnic

 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper:  The Deacons sponsor the annual Shrove Tuesday Dinner.  Proceeds from the Dinner benefit local mission projects and charities in the community.

2011 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

 

Teas: The Deacons host teas for the ladies of Hilltop Church, sometimes at Christmas time and occasionally in the spring.

                                      2006 Christmas Tea

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     Carolyn Dunham, Aldena Everhart,                    Jenni Gemberling and Sarah Towell
         Anne Kleemeyer and Harriet Muir
 

Please contact one of us if you know of someone who needs our care and comfort.

Our Deacons

2020 2021 2022
Paula DeJong Ramona Balderson Wade Carter
Peggy Gano Bill Mauer Ginny Higley
Liz Siminoff Marcia Chalker Kenneth Hodge
Hope Swarts John Daly Megan Nervi
Stephen Sauerman Lin Perkins
Dale Krum Marilyn Willett

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