The Board of Deacons at Kingston Presbyterian Church consists of 9 members of the congregation elected by the membership. The ministry of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, or anyone in distress. The Deacons’ ministries reach KPC members, residents of the tri-county community, and world-wide. Deacon Jeanne Radimer is Moderator of the Board of Deacons.
Nurture and Care of Members
- Prayer gatherings, pot luck dinners, walking groups, summer barbecues, advent dinner
- Decorating the church at Christmas and Easter
- Assisting parents with small children during worship services.
- Sending congregants greeting cards or notes for birthdays, a special anniversary, in times of illness, or other challenging situations.
- Visitation of members in hospitals, nursing homes, or at home.
Local Outreach Ministries
- Monthly worship service for the residents of Windrows, an independent living complex at the Forrestal Center;
- The “Angel Tree” which solicits specific gifts for families referred at Christmas time by the Somerset County Division of Youth and Family Services;
- Special food collections throughout the year which are donated to the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton and the South Brunswick Food Bank.
The Prayer Chain
- Prayer requests from any member or friend of our congregation are shared with many faithful members dedicated to praying for the various needs expressed.
- Prayer requests are submitted during Sunday morning worship, by telephone, or through the website Prayer Board
KPC Garden – The Deacons’ newest ministry
- Planted in the spring of 2011 thanks to a generous memorial gift which provided a fence for the garden at the rear of the church property.
- The first harvest yielded an abundance of tomatoes, peppers, onions, zucchini and cucumbers throughout the summer.
- The harvest supplemented our donations to the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, the South Brunswick Food Bank, as well as local families in need.
Partnership with Church World Services
- The Crop Walk for hunger for people in need of food security
- The collection of supplies for school kits for distribution to children in need
- Collecting and assembling hygiene kits for victims of disasters.
Support for Members at times of Loss
- Coordination of Funeral Receptions in the Assembly Hall
- Support and information to family members to help them through the grieving process.
Emergency Assistance to KPC Members and Residents of the Community
- Requests are received and handled with discretion and confidentiality.
- Requests for food, assistance with past due utilities, car repairs, and transportation costs have been met.
- Prayerful consideration is given to all requests as funds are limited.
- Requests can be submitted to the pastor, members of the Board of Deacons, to the church office at 609-921-8895 or by email to deacons(at)kingstonpresbyterian.org.
How You Can Help
Galatians 6:10 says: “So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.”