New Start: A group of 27 WELS members living in the Buffalo area have been worshiping weekly in the local civic center since March 2020, led by the pastor from Lord of Lords in Casper, Wyo. Core group members have started three different Bible study/book study opportunities outside of Sunday worship and Bible study and are actively inviting friends to join.
- Rev. Fred Schurman recently accepted the call to serve this new mission start in Buffalo.
- Eight prospects are awaiting membership classes, and several other prospects have expressed interest in joining.
- Core group members lead a women’s book study, men’s coffee group, and Saturday night Bible study each week.
- The pastor in Casper drives almost two hours one way to lead worship and Bible study each Sunday.
- Average attendance at Sunday services and Saturday evening Bible studies is in the high 20s.
Rev. Fred Schurman