Ben Martinez (Senior Pastor) Ph: 510-910-9467 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE OF THE CHURCH REPORT 2016-2017 We are profoundly blessed for being part of the 2017 Sierra Pacific Annual Conference and we join the conference of welcoming all ministers, delegates, and guests to this important event.
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.(Philippians 4:19). Enthusiastically, the local church has continued its efforts to build relationships among families and extended families of our existing members through personal contacts, sending out birthday cards and inviting them to attend Sunday worship and mid-week services. New families like the Corpuzes with 5 family members and the Fernandezes also with 5 family members have accepted our invitations and are now regular worshippers in our local church. The Fernandez Family has recently approached Pastor Ben and has indicated their intention to begin the process of becoming official members of Hayward FMC. Our church is committed to continue our collective effort of reaching out members’ families and friends living in the Bay Area.
CHURCH GROWTH AND MINISTRIES
Children’s Ministry. The Children Ministry has been successfully run by the Youth College Group of the local church with close supervision of Youth Pastor Amerae Bergado Martinez. The pastoral staff of children ministry is led by Russel Magpantay and Raygie Bergado, both of whom have demonstrated leadership qualities and passion to teach God’s Word to the children.
Youth Ministry –High School and College students with ages from 13 to 21 have comprised the Youth Ministry. This exciting group of young people represents the hope and future of our church. The group is led by our two youth pastors, Herbert and Amerae Martinez. These young people are passionate to connect and impact other young people at schools and the surrounding communities.
Young Adults Ministry – The group is comprised of young couples and single members and worshipers of the church with ages ranging from 26 through 45 years of age. A number of them are currently serving in the pastor’s cabinet. This group has shown great potentials to becoming future ministers and lay leaders of our church. Their mission is to bring more people to Christ and help them grow in the knowledge and love of God in Christ.
WMI Ministry– This ministry is the longest group ministry in our local church and has been the leading force in keeping church traditional values and practices that are consistent to the tenets of the Scriptures. For the last 18 years, these women have been the hands that provide food on the table during fellowship meals and social events. WMI continues to support Child Ministry International by supporting needy children in Africa. This year’s Women’s Retreat, two of these women, Louie Lavadia and Mary Ann Dollaga had voluntary served as Camp Nurse and Camp Physician, respectively.
MMI Ministry – Under the new leadership of Bro. Nate Suralta, the group is rebuilding itself by inviting more church men to be partakers of the Kingdom building. Consistently, MMI has been the arms and legs of the church to administer community outreach programs such as the “Coffee 4D Poor Ministry” and the “Pick up & Drop Off 4D Carless Ministry.” There are about 4 to 5 group homes of disabled and elderly within half mile radius from the church that benefited from this ministry.
CHURCH LEADERSHIP AND TRAINING
Herbert Martinez and Amerae Bergado Martinez are the two current licensed local ministers of the society. Their duties and responsibilities of the church are to assist the current senior pastor of the church as well as pastoring the Youth and Junior Youth Group in the local church. It is our hope and prayers that both of them can begin the process to become Conference Ministerial Candidates.
CHURCH FINANCE AND PROJECTS
Thanks be to God! The church once again had met its budget goals and paid all our obligations in calendar year 2016. Also, the church had gotten a $50K loan from FM Foundation and used it to complete the church Reroofing Project in September last year. The local BOA has included in the 2017 budget $4,000 to fund the replacement of two old heating equipment to support 10 existing rooms and two offices.
CHURCH PLANS FOR THE COMING YEAR
Plans of the local church for the coming year include the following: Support various group ministries accomplish its goals
Complete the construction and replacement of 2 heating equipment
Continue to assist both parishioners and non-parishioners in processing Medi-Cal Program renewals
Enhance and enlarge the existing Community Outreach programs