Deacon Ministry Teams

The Deacon ministry teams may change from time to time based upon the needs of our New Hope community. Our current ministry teams are listed below. Inquiries can be placed by emailing Pastor Stu Austin: stu@newhopefortmyers.org or phoning him at the church office: 239.274.1230. A list of our current Board of Deacons is available HERE.

Blood Drive

Purpose: Coordinate Lee Memorial Blood Drive visit to New Hope Presbyterian Church every eight weeks. Manage sign ups from our church family. Click here for upcoming dates.
Contact: Sandra Raak, SKRDesign@comcast.net

Celebration of Life

Purpose: We provide comfort to the family of the deceased and assist with their need during the funeral/memorial service.
Contact: Sharen Anderson, interiorsbysa@gmail.com

Communications

Purpose: The Deacons utilize the Sunday bulletin, a Deacons’ Ministries brochure, the sanctuary’s media screen, and the New Hope website to communicate our Christian ministries of compassion and service.
Contact: Sue Bova, ajbslb@comcast.net

Correspondence

Purpose: We have a friendship and sympathy card ministry to recognize members of the New Hope family.
Contact: Judy Clarke, jclarke444@gmail.com

Congregational Care & Homebound Visitation

Purpose: Our Deacons maintain telephone contact with people in our church who are in difficult circumstances and could use words and prayers of encouragement. We serve people who are not able to leave their home through visits, prayer, phone calls, and cards. Sanctuary flowers are delivered to shut-ins after worship services. A Deacon accompanies and assists a church Elder to serve communion to people who are homebound.
Contact: Doug Keno, dougkeno2515@gmail.com

Helping Hands

Purpose: Helping Hands is a Deacon ministry of New Hope EPC to help people who have limited mobility or are unable to do simple maintenance issues around the house.  It is not meant to replace contractors or take on large complex issues.  Some advice may be available as to where to go for these larger issues.  To request Helping Hands ministry services, please fill out this form or email Al Staffon at agsoregon@yahoo.com.
Contact: Al Staffon, agsoregon@yahoo.com

Meals to Bless

Purpose: We coordinate meals for members who have been recently released from the hospital, are shut-ins, have been ill or home with a new baby. We also coordinate a limited menu of food service options for receptions following a funeral/memorial service at New Hope Presbyterian Church. Click here to volunteer or request meals.
Contact: Judy Clarke, jclarke444@gmail.com

Property

Purpose: maintaining the facility and grounds of our New Hope campus.
Contact: Chris Bundschu, chrisbundschu@gmail.com

Receptions 

Purpose: We provide light beverages and snacks for a variety of New Hope family functions including memorial services.
Contact: Jan Zylstra, bjz329@embarqmail.com, Co-chair: Judy Clarke, jclarke444@gmail.com

Wheels to Bless

Purpose: We coordinate transportation to church, medical offices, etc. for members who cannot drive, using a pool of volunteers from our New Hope family. Click here to volunteer or request rides.
Contact: Steve McKinnon: stephen_mckinnon@hotmail.com

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