History of the Alice Sisson Ministry Center

Alice Sisson was born in the house at 1516 Market Street on October 18, 1918. She was a member of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church for seventy-four years, from 1930 to her death in 2004.

When Alice died, she still worked as a counselor for Family services and was active on St. Andrews-Covenant’s Service and Outreach Committee as a supportive liaison for Family Services and the Elderhaus.  Alice was proud to be an elder of St. Andrews-Covenant and the Presbyterian Church (USA). Her mind was vivid and her heart warm.

Alice was passionate about helping people live full and healthy lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually. She selflessly gave her time and talent to the suffering and undeserved in our community.

She insisted that the church live up to its calling, identified by the prophet Isaiah and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim release to the captive and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18-19

In the manner in which Alice lived out her life we want this Center to be a place of learning, serving, deepening of relationships with God and with others while providing a most hospitable environment.

Alice Sisson