Board of Deacons
The Deacons of Abington Presbyterian Church are charged to minister "to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith..."
From the beginning of the first century church, deacons were appointed to collect "alms" and distribute them among the poor. At Abington Presbyterian Church, the Board of Deacons is charged with ministering to the members of the congregation, providing for their care and comfort. They also have some responsibilities that fulfill the call to minister beyond the community of faith, including emergency help, special projects and food baskets.
Abington Presbyterian Church's membership is divided up into 30 geographical districts called parishes. Each deacon is responsible for one parish. Their responsibility is to be the first line of pastoral help to people in their area.
The coordination of their work is overseen by the Co-moderators: Janet Gildner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Kristin Wynn (Kh_wynn@yahoo.com).