The deacons of First Presbyterian church serve our church family and the Danville community. They have a very large and active food pantry that serves the greater area surrounding Danville. They are involved with various tasks inside the church building and in 2019 prepared Christmas food boxes for about 500 families. They also prepare "care packages" for our members in the military and our students studying away from home.
The ushers at First Presbyterian fill an important role. Ushers are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to our church life.
These ministers are a group of women and men who confidentially minister to the needs of those who are ill, in difficult life circumstances and during any crisis in a parishioners life. This support includes spiritual, mental and emotional care-giving. Each minister receives instruction and guidance during several weeks training and are then ordained as Stephen Ministers.
Comfort My People
This committee was formed several years ago through an effort to bring awareness to mental health and mental illness. We welcome all who have an interest in helping to address the stigma associated with being diagnosed or the feeling of isolation a parent, sibling or significant other may feel when a loved one is diagnosed. The committee memorializes the first full week of October as Mental Health/Illness Awareness week as is recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Our church library has useful resources for yhose who wish to read about a particular type of mental illness or to just become more educated. We welcome donations of relevant books and resources we can share.