Dear FPCSA Family & Friends,
In the midst of the news this past week, our country continues to face pain, racial tensions, frustration, and anger. As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” The question we must ask ourselves is this: Are we hearing the voices of those who are angry? Or are we dismissing them? And if we are able to hear them, are we seeking the institutional changes to correct the problem? May we act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).
Tomorrow is Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church, marked by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the people of God. I know you won’t be coming to the church campus tomorrow, but wear red anyway! My message title is “THE APOSTLES: 40 Days to Launch.”
Our Corona Task Force is putting together a questionnaire that is seeking to discern the sense of our congregation in regard to when and how we reopen. Our greatest priority is to honor God. And we do not believe putting our members at risk honors Him. So we are taking our time and seeking God’s best will for us as individuals and as a congregation. The questionnaire will be put forth in several formats so that everyone will have the opportunity to express their opinions on reopening.
Rev. Dr. Lance E. Allen, D. MinFirst Presbyterian Church Santa Ana
Intentional Intercultural Intergenerational Church Family