The members of the Horseheads First Presbyterian Church take care of each other through the Board of Deacons. The members in 2017 are: Ellen Benedict, Moderator, Jan Stillman, Vice Moderator, Susan Cotton and Marty Oldfield, co-secretaries, MaryBaldwin, Kathy Ervay, Ruth Hauser, Gale Howard, Jean Kennon, and Judy Sell. Each member has a Care List which includes all members and regular attenders. In addition, there is a Shut-in List currently with twenty members who are either in nursing homes or home-bound. Easter daffodils and Christmas poinsettias are delivered to these members as well as cards being sent, phone calls made, and visits provided.
The Deacons provide Coffee Hour on the first Sunday of each month, and, on the same Sunday, the Deacons provide two greeters and two communion servers. In addition, the linens are changed according to the liturgical calendar.
A reception or lunch is offered at the time of a funeral or memorial service. College graduation gifts are given as well as a gift to a needy individual at Christmas time.
The history of this group is strong in the care of our members with the guidance of our pastor.