Our Board of Deacons focuses on the care of our congregation, serving our members day in and day out. Serve Ministry lives into the requirement for action in Jesus’ command, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39) Loving God compels us to love and serve others. It is fundamentally who we are.
Ways to SERVE with Others in Christ
Prayer Links Ministry
Volunteers get assigned prayer requests and lift them up daily. A powerful and quiet way to serve at Palms and strengthen your own faith.
Congregational Care Callers
The Congregational Care team helps follow-up on pastoral care issues that might keep people from attending worship. These people keep the congregation connected.
Shepherds/Emergency Contact Ministry
Shepherds walk alongside a group of Palms members to help them remain cared for, connected, and engaged.
Love Callers visit homebound Palms members on a monthly basis to help them stay connected to the community.
Volunteers take the flowers from Sunday worship and transform them into a heartwarming gift for those in the congregation who need care.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes does the “catch-all” work of congregational care. One day, you might give someone a ride to the doctor, the next day you are changing a light bulb… great work for servant leaders.
Food for the Soul
Sometimes people returning home from the hospital are unable to cook for themselves. Food for the Soul arranges for a cooked and delivered meal and to care for those around you.
Offering blood pressure checks, preventative advice, and healthcare guidance, the Health Ministry advises the Palms congregation how to stay in good health.
Hospital Visitation Ministry
The Deacon Hospital visitors are a liaison team between Palms members and Palms Pastoral Staff. On the weekends this team takes turns visiting (or calling in the time of COVID) Palms members that are in the hospital. They check in on them and pray with them. They can report any important findings back to the Palms Pastoral Staff.