Our deaconesses are chosen from among the godly women members of the Church to assist the Elder board in certain responsibilities that are delegated to them. They assist in the observance of the ordinances of the Lord's Supper and of baptism. In addition they aid in meals for funerals and to those in need within the church. Our Constitution requires that there shall be at least four in number or more as the need arises and shall be elected for terms of three years, with approximately one third of these terms expiring annually. The deaconesses shall choose their Chairwoman at their first meeting after the annual business meeting.