The purpose of a First Pres Deacon is to minister to those who are in need, the sick, the friendless and to any who may be in distress.
The Deacons work hard to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community, and your contributions help make it possible. The Deacons’ Fund allows the Deacons to respond to the emergency needs of the congregation, fund eight Deacon's ministries (including Deacons' Closet, Lamb's Lunch and the Thanksgiving Dinner) and contribute to several local agencies.
The First Pres Deacons rely exclusively on dedicated contributions to raise about $40,000 annually to aid those in need.
If you’d like to make a donation to the Deacons’ Fund, you can give online below, or use the envelopes in the pews on Sunday mornings.
The Deacons serve the Church community and the Boulder community in the following ways:
Transportation Coordination with Special Transit for Sunday Mornings
Fifth Sunday luncheons and Thanksgiving Dinner
Lamb's Lunch (November through March) - a homeless ministry
Visitation of elderly members, Cards to Congregation Members for Life Events, Chancel Flowers and Baby Rosebuds
Financial Allocations to Agencies and Individuals
Preparation of the Lord's Supper
Special Assistance Deacon’s Fund
The Special Assistance fund exists to assist individuals with one-time critical needs; needs such as shelter, food, clothing, or critical bills that impact a minimal standard of living. It is also available for unexpected emergencies for the individual or immediate family members. The Special Assistance fund exists to create the connection between a needy member of the congregation or community to the grace and providence of our God through the giving of the church to the Deacons' Fund. Learn more>>
Clean, gently used clothing
You can leave your bagged items in the bin located in the main office. Thanks for your great support.
The Deacons’ Closet offers clothing and toiletries at no cost to individuals with special or recurring needs. The clothing distributed is intended for all ages, styles, and sizes.
We are located in the First Pres Annex on the northeast corner of 16th and Walnut.
The Closet is open to the public from 9:30-10:30am on Thursday mornings.
The First Pres congregation and individuals with special or immediate needs may receive personal shopping attention between 8:30-9:30am on Thursday mornings or by making special arrangements through the Church office.
The Closet closes only on national holidays or when the Boulder Valley School District is closed due to inclement weather.
The Deacons' Closet relies heavily on donations from First Pres members and the community. Gently used, clean clothing, in average to good condition is needed. Men’s jeans, backpacks and winter clothing are usually in particular demand.
Donations may be left in the main Church building in the bin located in the main office of 15th Street.
We may place high quality clothing with a local consignment shop. The proceeds are used to purchase new undergarments and toiletries that are needed by our clients who are homeless. Clothing not taken by our clients or sold at a consignment shop is passed on to the Disabled American Veterans to be sold or recycled by them.
New volunteers are always welcomed into this very relaxed, collegial environment. Bilingual volunteers are especially helpful to our Spanish speaking clients.
The Deacons work Thursdays, but you may work as long as your schedule permits. We begin sorting and setting up for the Thursday distribution at 7am. Clean-up is normally finished by 11am.
For more information about volunteering, donating or shopping, contact Glenda at 303.402.6402.