Deacons

The office of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. It is the duty of Deacons, first of all, 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.
 
If you have a special need, you can contact our Deacons’ Board by contacting Kathy Hawkins at khawkins@fpctacoma.org, or you can contact one of the ministries listed below that we support each month from our Deacons’ Fund.
 

Supported Ministries and Resources

Trinity Presbyterian Church’s “Pat’s Closet”
253-272-0887
Trinity Presbyterian is home to “Pat’s Closet” where lightly used clothing and household items are given free of charge to members of the Bryant neighborhood in physical manifestation of Christ’s love.

Network Ministries
253-474-9334
Network Tacoma provides critical housing for homeless and low income families in our city with 33 individual units for short and long term needs. They also provide weekly counseling ,life skills lessons and a food bank for their clients They have helped over 1000 families in their many years of service.

Victory Outreach
253-274-9380
The Victory Outreach Home ministry provides a residential, Christian environment for men and women. The purpose of the Home is to reclaim, redeem, and restore lives that have been destroyed or disrupted by drugs, alcohol and/or other substance abuse by establishing three essential values; a commitment to Christ, restoration of the family and a positive work ethic.

First Cambodian Presbyterian Ministry
253-359-1128
The First Cambodian Presbyterian Ministry is led by Dr. Sahara Chea who provides worship services to the local community in the Cambodian language as well as English and provides outreach ministries to those in jail and deportation centers. Dr. Chea also leads classes for those in the community studying to become US citizens.

Reach Ministries
253-383-7616
Reach Ministries builds relationships with youth born with HIV/AIDS and their families, as well as other at risk children to equip them for a lifetime of hope and purpose, according to Gods unique design for their lives. Our monthly gift helps Reach with an annual summer camp and ongoing family services as well as Life and Learning Skills Program for these children as they transition into an adult world that often isolates and marginalizes them.

The Neighborhood Clinic
253-627-6353
The Neighborhood Clinic provides access to quality healthcare for uninsured mostly low income adults. Many work more than one job struggle to make ends meet and rely on the clinic for the medical care they need to continue to work, take care of their families and fulfill God’s plan for their lives.

Love INC
253-256-4087
Love INC Newsletter
Love In the Name of Christ is part of a national organization that provides a clearinghouse for aid requests which come into local churches from those struggling in our community. Love INC volunteers screen those requests ensuring there is an honest need and that all other resources have been exhausted. Love INC also has some unique ministries of their own such a prom /wedding dress clothing bank, musical instrument loans, free bed linens and a medical visit transportation service. They also run the Love’s Treasury Christian book store in Puyallup.

Hilltop Christian Center
253-272-3250
Serves the Hilltop community through a variety of Christian outreach including food baskets, toys, school supplies and street ministries.