The Deacons at FPC are the first responders in pastoral care. From hospital visits to crisis intervention, to standing alongside those who need support, our Deacon Pastoral Care Team assists the pastor in offering encouragement and spiritual guidance in times of need.
Pastors will always be on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis. But there are always many more needs for ongoing, one-to-one care than pastors can effectively meet by themselves. Stephen Ministry provides a thoroughly biblical solution, equipping God's people for ministry. Gifted laypeople (non-pastors) receive training to support and extend the care that pastors continue to provide. Stephen Ministers reach out with God's love to people who are hurting, both congregation members and nonmembers alike. Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remains private.
Greeters make worship visitors feel at home.
Responders make follow-up calls to visitors.
And FPC sets a perfect table for food, fellowship, and fun. Hospitality is provided each Sunday morning; receptions on the patio for new members, luncheons after funerals or memorial services, monthly fellowship dinners, the 4th of July Cookout, and any other excuse for a party.
Our monthly fellowship dinners boast of food that is "filling and comforting". Programs are entertaining and enlightening but have fewer calories.
Sunday school classes for all ages meet each week at 8:45 A.M.
Classes for children are highly interactive. Two experienced teachers meet with each class. This keeps the ratio of students to teachers low and encourages student engagement. Our children also participate in children's church immediately following "Kids Time" in worship.
Several small groups are active at FPC. One long-standing group, that really isn't very small (16) has been meeting weekly for years. A newly formed supper club plans events to suit the group. A Lunch Bunch meets weekly following worship. Presbyterian Women Ruth Circle meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:30 A.M. Rebekah Circle meets on the 2nd Thursday at 9:30 A.M. Pastor's Class for lunch and learning meets 4 to 6 times a year.
200 South Lone Oak Dr.Leesburg, FL 34748