Reaching out to our Hispanic neighbors has been our consistent and long-term calling from God. Decades ago, members of SBPC organized to help Latin American migrants in our community, many living in the canyons. A Spanish fellowship grew so much that we brought a Hispanic pastor on to our staff. Our Hispanic fellowship numbers around 80 adults and 40 children, and they are actively involved in many SBPC mission endeavors.
WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?
Every month the fellowship and volunteers offer sack breakfasts and lunches to the day workers waiting for work on street corners. Last year we served over 3000 meals to these day workers. Several of these recipients have since become active in our fellowship.
Locally we reach out to struggling Latino families by helping with school clothes and shoes. Gradually, the Holy Spirit led us into tutoring programs for Hispanic kids, a center to help with immigration and citizenship matters. Our Hispanic ministry adds much flavor and vitality to our whole church.
WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?
Friends and members of both congregations join together in reaching out to our Hispanic neighbors. Also, our Hispanic congregation gathers every Sunday at 11:30am for worship and every Wednesday evening in the Hispanic Chapel.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Anyone is welcome to join us in worship on Sundays or any third Saturday of the month to bring sack lunches to the day workers. Please contact Pastor Juan-Daniel Espitia if you want to connect or learn more.