The Board of Deacons of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church is the Pastoral Care arm of the Church.

The Deacons will hold as their primary responsibility the ministry of care, support and sympathy. Deacons will visit the sick, the homebound, those in hospitals and nursing homes, those who are grieving, and those in distress.

Deacons may be asked to assist in Stewardship calling and any other need of the Church in which the Moderator of Session may request their support.

By virtue of their ordination vows, Deacons are called to model the love of Jesus Christ, to witness to God’s Grace in their lives, and to evidence forgiveness, kindness, gentleness and thanksgiving in their lives. Deacons, as officers of the Church, will pray for each other, will keep confidences, and will promote the peace, purity and unity of the Church.