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, along with the name and phone number of each team leader. Inquiries can also be placed through Pastor Stu Austin at the church office: 239.274.1230.
Purpose: Coordinate Lee Memorial Bloodmobile visit to New Hope Presbyterian Church every eight weeks. Manage sign ups from the congregation. Upcoming dates are available HERE.
Contact: Pat Mehaffie 610.906.7284
Contact: Vicki Scott 239.482.3012
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: Rebecca Morris 239.248.8789
Purpose: Our Deacons maintain telephone contact with people in our congregation who are in difficult circumstances and could use words and prayers of encouragement.
Contact: Howard Grabow 239.432.1771
Purpose: We have a friendship and sympathy card ministry to recognize members of the New Hope family.
Contact: Lynn Moll 239.432.9912
Purpose: We provide comfort to the family of the deceased and assist with their needs during the funeral/memorial service.
Contact: Joan Frisch 239.344.9891
Purpose: We serve people who are not able to leave their home through visits, prayer, phone calls, and cards.
Contact: Carol Garner 239.481.2786
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.
Phone: Judy Clarke at 239.243.8119.
Sign up HERE.
One Congregation & a Truck
Purpose: If a member of New Hope is unable to handle moving furniture and personal items to a new residence in the Fort Myers area, the Deacons will assist.
Contacts: Bill Long 239.985.0357 or Pat Mehaffie 610.906.7284
Wheels to Bless
Purpose: We coordinate transportation to church, medical offices, etc. for members who cannot drive, using a pool of volunteers from the congregation.
Contact: Mike LaRiviere 239.267.2738.
Sign up HERE.