New series & Hispanic Ministry Growth

New series & Hispanic Ministry Growth

Dear FPCSA Family & Friends,
Tomorrow is the first Sunday of the month!¬† Plan to have bread and cup ready to celebrate the Lord’s Supper during worship.¬† And if you have a birthday and/or anniversary in September, please write that down in the comments.¬† We start a new sermon mini-subseries, still connected to the¬†Beyond These Walls¬†theme:¬†The 4 Pillars of the Church.¬† I’m really looking forward to digging into this topic.¬†
Six months ago, our Personnel Committee was interviewing candidates for the Director of Hispanic Ministry position.¬† Then COVID-19 hit and life came to a screeching halt.¬† At the time, the¬†Rev. Hazael Sanchez¬†(the husband of deacon, Ana Contreras) offered to post a sermon in Spanish every week.¬† Session agreed and Personnel voted to pay him a stipend for his work.¬† After some time, the Hispanic Ministry requested weekly Bible Studies via zoom, so Pastor Hazael’s responsibilities were expanded.¬† He started attending weekly staff meetings.¬† In August, the session voted to further expand his responsibilities with our Hispanic Ministry.¬† Tomorrow, 9/6, Pastor Hazael will be assisting in our live stream worship.¬† I’m very excited to have you all meet him!¬† He is a sweet, gentleman with good education and communication skills.¬†¬†

Continue to pray for our Personnel Committee as we seek God’s choice for Director of Youth Ministry.¬† In the meantime, Scott Overpeck and I will be putting a plan together for our young people.¬† We may be contacting some of you to record a video to use in our youth ministry.¬† Thank you for your willingness to support our youth during this transition.
Looking forward to “seeing” you all tomorrow!


In Christ’s Love & Service,
Rev. Dr. Lance E. Allen, D. Min