Welcome Interim Pastor Doug Felton

October 26, 2021

There are a lot of things happening at Parkview this month. Our Stewardship Committee has presented a budget for the upcoming year during two church wide readings. This budget reflects our current financial position so we can continue to minister to the congregation and our community in a responsible manner. Our Deacons have worked with the Personnel Committee to adjust the Position Description for the Senior Pastor and this will also inform the works of the Pulpit Committee as they prepare to resume the search for our next leader. The revised Position Description was presented at the quarterly business meeting on October 17 and the Personnel Committee will accept comments until noon on Saturday October 23, 2021, via email at calixte.jeanpaul@gmail.com.

Our Deacons Chair, Linda Ballard, has announced on Sunday, October 17, 2021, that Dr. Doug Felton has agreed to serve as our Interim Pastor for the next trimester starting on October 31, 2021. Our Deacons have instructed a young couple of newborn Christians in Class 101 on membership and discipleship. We celebrated the baptism of Dr. Reza Mirzai and his wife Alaleh Anvar at the beginning of our worship service on October 17. Praise be to God! The Worship team continues to prepare services that are uplifting both to those attending in person or online. Our Trus- tees are diligent in taking care of the campus and responding to inevitable emergencies that come up from time to time. They are planning a Fall clean up event on Saturday, November 13, 2021. If you have any personal item(s) stored on the church campus, please kindly remove them before that date.

Are there challenges? You bet, but God’s grace abounds even more. That reminds me of an essential truth which is that all of our activities, challenges, and victories are for one reason: to lead people to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. If we lose sight of this singular goal, then our attention will be captured by life’s challenges. When we focus on that singular goal, we are refreshed in our faith as we strive to learn, grow, and pass it on to others. It is a process. Let me encourage you to connect or stay connected with a small Bible study group, plug into our time of corporate prayer and discipleship on Wednesdays as these provide excellent opportunities for us to go through this process together.

Jean-Paul Calixte, SSD