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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

Deacons Ministries

For I was hungry, and you gave me food.
I was thirsty and you gave me drink.
I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
I was naked and you clothed me.
I was sick and you visited me.
I was in prison and you came to me.

When questioned further, he added: “
Truly, I say to you, as you did it to
one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”

Who are the Deacons?

The office of deacon is described as being “one of compassion, concern for needs, and serving others.” Deacons are men and women, who have responded to God’s call to care for and to be of service to others through prayer and action. Deacons are elected by the congregation and in the Presbyterian church they are ordained officers of the church.


What do Deacons do?

One very important role of the deacons is prayer. Deacons pray for specific needs of the congregation. Deacons pray for specific issues, for each other as they undertake their ministries, and pray for our Camp Hill Presbyterian Church and its work.

Deacons are doers. They lead and participate in many of the caring and serving ministries of the church. Here are some of the Deacons’ ministries:

  • Downtown Daily Bread – is a ministry in partnership with Pine Street Presbyterian Church; providing daily meals and other services for the hungry and homeless of Harrisburg. The Deacons at CHPC coordinate volunteers to serve lunch every Saturday throughout the year.

  • Christ Lutheran Church – is a mission partner church with a major health ministry located in an area of intense need in Harrisburg. Deacons and CHPC volunteers provide building maintenance and rehabilitation services on a monthly basis.

  • Social / Fundraising Committee – organizes social gatherings and fundraising events: Pancake Breakfast, Pasta Dinner, Chili/Soup Cook-off, Sundae Sunday, and Hot Chocolate Social.

  • Philanthropy Committee – oversees the fulfillment of our philanthropic ministries including: the Christmas Giving Tree, Over-the-Counter Medicine Drive, Backpacks and School Supplies Project, and Homeland Hospice Casseroles.

  • Congregational Outreach Committee – tending to the needs of our congregants through the Casserole Ministry, Homebound Member Outreach, Adobt-A-Grad, Card Ministry, and Christmas/Easter flower delivery.

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