Sharing the Good News of Jesus with New Jersey and Beyond
This past Friday, October 28, a double disaster struck the Indonesian island of Sulawasi. First, a shallow 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the region. Then, less an hour later, a 18 foot high tsunami tore across the island – devastating the cities of Palu and Donggala. Donggala remains inaccessible by ground, as the the main bridge into the city collapsed during the disaster.
As someone who has been on several search committees, both denominational and academic, I want to let the region know that this was one of the best I have had the privilege to serve on. It had a good balance between men and women, and both ethnic and racial diversity. It was also a good mix of both pastors and lay people. In every way it represented the ABCNJ family.
Over the past month Dr. Spitzer has been experiencing some difficulties which pointed to trouble with his heart. This week he recieved a diagnosis that one of his heart valves was wearing out and needed to be replaced. He will soon be undergoing surgery to receive a mechanical replacement.
Following the unanimous approval of the ABCNJ Council in August 25, 2018, and in accordance with our ABCNJ Constitution and By-Laws, our ABCNJ family is invited to meet with the candidate to be our next Senior Regional Pastor and Executive Minister, Rev. Miriam Méndez.
ABCNJ's Committee on Professional Ministry and Church Relations gathers for it's work.