DID YOU KNOW that you can view this entire website in Spanish! Simply click the Spanish-language option at the bottom of any page.
Hispanic Ministry for English Speaking Congregations
Rev. Dr Enrique Lebron
Tuesday February 19, 2013
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm est
The Hispanic population is the largest minority and the fastest growing segment of the population in America. The census projections released this month shows that by the year 2060 nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic. And with 84% identifying themselves as Christians, Hispanic Americans are also shaping the face of American Christianity. In this webinar Pastor Lebron will share his practical experiences of how a congregation can use the resources available to them for the glory of God, the benefit of the Hispanic community and the blessing of the church.
Cost: $15 / Subscriber and $20 / Non-Subscribers
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Brought to you by the Parish Resource Center of Long Island
September 15-October 15 is designated as Hispanic Heritage Month in The United Methodist Church, giving local congregations the opportunity to celebrate the importance and contributions of the Hispanic culture in worship. United Methodist publications are rich in musical resources that may be included throughout the year, but especially during this month.
BOARD OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES AND HISPANIC MINISTRIES INTRODUCE
NEW RESOURCE WEBSITE!
We are excited to announce that the CantoMetodista website is now up and running at www.cantometodista.com .
The website is in Spanish but has English translation buttons for those interested in worship and resources for Hispanic ministries. Take a moment to click on the website link above, and check it out!
At the right under Hispanic/Latino Ministries, you will find some articles translated into Spanish by our NM Conference Hispanic/Latino Ministries coordinator, the Rev. Lourdes Calderon, to ensure even more accurate translation.
The Hispanic/Latino Ministries of the New Mexico Conference is working to develop Hispanic/Latino disciple-making communities where people are restored to full life in Christ, and to present the gospel to every generation of Hispanic/Latino living in or moving into the New Mexico Conference. Our mission is to offer opportunities for Hispanic/Latino communities to integrate culturally and spiritually with the communities of faith within this conference. We strive to offer opportunities for English speaking/Anglo churches and faith communities within the Conference to embrace the Hispanic/Latino community as part of their own. And, we work to teach and enable new leadership offering Bible Studies in Spanish and training opportunities to grow and to develop ministry.
One of our own missions working with an Hispanic/Latino/Mexican community is the Re/Creational Outreach Mission Center (UMC) in Presidio, TX, under the direction of the Rev. Francisco Escalera. This Center serves the community with childcare during the week, Sunday School for children and adults (in Spanish), Bible Studies and faith community gatherings in the homes.
Additionally, St. Andrew's UMC continues to serve the Hispanic/Latino/Mexican community of the South Valley of Albuquerque where the food pantry grows and has been joined by a monthly health clinic. The Clinic provides free screening for many health issues and works in partnership between St. Andrew's UMC and the medical faculty of the University of New Mexico. The Rev. Lourdes Calderon and her church congregation also are guiding three Spanish-speaking laypersons into leadership through the Pastor/Mentor and Lay Missionaries Module I from the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries.
St. Paul's UMC in El Paso continues with a thriving bilingual service that allows many of the surrounding community there to worship and praise in Spanish and in English.
There are others throughout the conference who are cultivating God's fields and bearing the fruit of growing Hispanic/Latino ministries.
Also of note, the United Methodist Church is connected with many missionaries in Spanish-speaking countries around the world. One such person is Becky Harrell who works through the Universidad Biblica Latina in Costa Rica (UBL). The UMC-General Board of Global Ministries, Missionary Advance Code for supporting her work is #15141Z. Go to www.unibiblica.net/ for more information on her particular program; and click on links below for a newsletter in Spanish about UMC Mission work in Costa Rica , and more!
You can also contribute to her work through Advance Scholarships, #10247B, or donations to the United Methodist Higher Education Endowment Fund (noted UBL).
Return to this page for resources and information relating to Hispanic/Latino Ministries. This section also will include stories, events and words from the Bishop as they become available.
Be prepared for the flu (influenza):
How can we respond to the need of the Latino population for medical attention? The church must be able to promote programs related to health. Click on the article below!