Norfield Church Board of Deacons
Our Board of Deacons serve to help guide and manage our Church in a number of ways, including:
- Supervising the spiritual affairs of the Church including all matters of faith, worship and membership.
- Establishing policies governing the order of worship, the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, the use of the sanctuary, and the conduct of any other religious ceremonies with the Church.
- Securing an interim Senior Minister or interim Associate Minister when the need arises (such as in the event of prolonged absence or vacancy).
Oversees all worship services held at Norfield Church, sacraments (baptism and communion), memorial services, scripture readings, and prayer during worship. Coordinates volunteer worship leadership (readers, greeters, ushers).
Prepares the sanctuary for worship on Sunday morning and any other special worship services. Places flower arrangements on the altar, and prepares the elements for communion.
Supports a network of people who greet those arriving for church, pass out bulletins, help seat parishioners, and collect the offering during Sunday services. For information on ushering during our services, please contact the Church office.
About 25 members of the church serve as “Shepherds.” Each shepherd has 8-10 individuals or households for which the Shepherd is responsible. Shepherds make occasional phone contact, coordinate assistance in time of illness or crisis, and inform the ministers when there is a particular pastoral need.
Individuals who provide contact, friendship, and care to Norfield’s senior members.
UCC & Interfaith Relations
Acts as liaison to the United Church of Christ, Fairfield West Association, and to the greater Weston/Westport Interfaith Community.
A group of Norfield members who pray for all those in need – members of the congregation, members of the community, and peoples of the world.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knitters work with yarn supplied through donations, making prayer shawls to a special pattern. The shawls are both practical and symbolic of the support that surrounds persons in need of prayer, as at births, deaths, transitions in life. Knitters are always needed!
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