DePaz to staff EPA’s Latino Commission

The Rev. Maria Quesada “Lisa” DePaz, Pastor of Haws Avenue UMC in Norristown since, will become Coordinator of the Eastern PA Conference Latino Ministries Commission July 1. Currently the commission’s secretary, she succeeds the Rev. Lillian “Luky” Cotto, who will retire …

As JFON’s immigration cases grow, so does its need for help

Justice for Our Neighbors of the Delaware Valley (JFON-DV) has been operating immigration legal clinics for 13 months in three states, handling a growing docket of cases, as it looks for volunteers, especially language interpreters. The Eastern PA regional office moved …

Partnership of 2 churches offers children hope for the holidays

St. John’s UMC in Ivyland prepares for Christian holidays by gathering hope…and now members are sharing it with pre-kindergarten children at El Mesias (The Messiah) UMC in North Philadelphia’s tough Kensington neighborhood. The mission-minded St. John’s congregation dives into its …

EPA Latino Ministries coordinator to retire

The Rev. Lilian Lucrecia “Luky” Cotto has announced her retirement after three years as Coordinator of Latino Ministries in the Eastern PA Conference, effective July 1. She began that part-time, Connectional Ministries job in 2019, working with leaders of the conference’s …

Latino Commission celebrates growth, new ministries in 2021

Members of the Eastern PA Conference Latino Commission celebrated Christmas together Dec. 4, as families enjoyed feasting and fellowship, music and mirth, worship and witnessing to their faith. The Rev. Luky Cotto, Latino Ministries coordinator, was sadly unable to join …

Latino Commission Retreat for Young Adults

The EPAUMC Latino Commission will sponsor “Generation of Revival,” a weekend retreat for young adults, ages 16-27, to help them reconnect with God and with each other at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center. The cost is $25 for registration. …