Volume 67, Issue 5 May 2016

Volume 67, Issue 5 May 2016

What It Means To Be A Deacon . . .

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I was asked to serve as a deacon at Winstanley over 30 years ago. I was not sure that I was qualified to be a deacon. After discussions with and encouragement from Pastor Wendell Garrison and members of the selection committee I agreed to serve. Over the years I have had the chance to serve in a variety of ways. I was Sunday School director for a number of years. When we started the deacon family ministry plan I became a part of it. Through this plan I have had the opportunity to serve different church families in various ways. Another area in which I have been able to serve is by participating in mission projects and mission trips. Probably the most rewarding experience I have had was in helping build the Williams family home. The chance to bond with a group of fellow Christians in doing this helped me grow spiritually. To me being a deacon means to serve God, my church family and my pastor. I continue to appreciate the chance to serve.

Jim Newton