LABC Sunday Worship – January 29, 2023 (Annual Meeting follows worship)
January 28, 2023
A great day awaits as we gather in worship (In-person, YouTube, Zoom) at 10:00 this morning. Pastor Jim’s sermon will be “Here for the Hard Stuff.” The Voices of Lakeshore, Hallie Randall-Schrieber and Julian Nesbitt will be singing. This will be Stan’s final Sunday as our organist.
The Annual Meetings of LABC, OFBC, the LABC Foundation and the OFBC Foundation will follow worship. Voting and active participation will be In-person only but you will be able to view the meetings on Zoom.
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We are pleased to welcome 2 new members to the Healing & Transforming Communities team.
News Release from American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Sandra Lee will begin as National Coordinator for Mission Response on February 1, 2023. Sandra comes with varied experiences making her a very good addition to Healing and Transforming Communities unit with ABHMS. Minister Lee has served at Lakeshore Baptist Church (Oakland CA), the National Asian Caucus/Asian Alliance and the Evergreen Baptist region. Her passion for building connections and relationships has been valuable in her current roles and will be an asset to her work with ABHMS. In addition to her church and denominational experience, Sandra has served in the insurance industry, an asset for her work in disaster response management. Speaking of this role with ABHMS, Sandra sees the opportunity to blend her ministry passions and experiences working with people and communities in need. Minister Sandra has a Master’s of Divinity from Graduate Theological Union/American Baptist Seminary of The West (now Berkeley School of Theology) and a Bachelor’s in social welfare from the University of California-Berkeley. Sandra brings a rich and diverse history within our American Baptist family and ecumenical groups. Initially she will be remotely located and will relocate to the King of Prussia area in Q2 of this year.
And, we are pleased to announce the Rev. Kerwin Webb will begin serving as National Coordinator for Justice and Advocacy, effective February 1 2023. (This is a part-time position and primarily remote). Rev. Kerwin is an education specialist with Interfaith Neighbors in Asbury Park as well as youth pastor of Second Baptist Church in the same community. In addition, as the founder of “Renew My Word Foundation”, Rev. Kerwin seeks to nurture leaders who are committed to community initiatives. He is a bridge-builder actively engaged in organizing individuals and groups who are focused on addressing systemic disparities with a goal to better resource and serve under-served and marginalized communities. With a passion for capacity training, equity/diversity/inclusion and a certificate in coaching, Rev. Kerwin is an effective communicator, non-profit leader and problem-solver. Speaking of this role, Kerwin’s unique combination of experience with faith-based and community organizations is a value-add to ministries with ABHMS. Rev. Kerwin has an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; he is an ordained American Baptist minister.
Laura Miraz, Ph.D., SPHR
Associate Executive Director, Human Resources & Board Liaison
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