John’s passion is to preserve the environment in its natural state. Where man’s influence exists, or is desired, he attempts to make it as unobtrusive as possible. He has worked for the Forest Service for 44 years. Currently, his work consists of purchasing inholdings of offered public property within the boundaries of National Forests to… Read More »Read More
The role of Deacons in our ministry is one of compassion, witness, and service to others, including the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust practices or structures, or anyone in distress. At First Presbyterian, they do these tasks through financial assistance to struggling families to pay their utility bills; holiday food baskets; donations of food, clothing, and other items to the Gospel Mission and El Refugio, and providing congregational care, like serving communion to home bound congregational members, as needed.
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Debbie is a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield, Iowa, and Silver City, New Mexico. She is a member of First Presbyterian’s Fun ‘n’ Squares group and helps out in the kitchen for our Fellowship Hall Meet and Greet Sessions. She assists with First Presbyterian’s holiday food baskets and serves wherever else she… Read More »Read More
Abby is a life-long Presbyterian who says she feels very blessed to be able to bring up her young daughter, Sidney, in the same church in which she grew up. Abby is an RN, having previously been an emergency/trauma nurse, and now serving as a program director and clinical trainer for Hidalgo Medical Services.
Karen feels happy and blessed to be a Deacon. She grew up attending the Presbyterian Church in Reserve, NM, and moved to Silver City 21 years ago. She loves calling and visiting our congregation members who are shut-ins and those who are hospitalized. She also enjoys helping keep our ministry with Fun ‘n’ Squares.