Latino Commission nurtures faith formation for all

The Eastern PA Conference Latino Commission emphasizes faith formation and leadership development for all ages—from children who attend Latino Week Camp at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center, to adult learners, including the 21 who recently became Lay Missioners in …

La iglesia debe escuchar voces hispanas / latinas

Por el Rev. David Maldonado 24 de noviembre de 2020 | ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. La Iglesia Metodista Unida está compuesta por muchas voces. Como ha demostrado el debate sobre el futuro de la iglesia, no todos los metodistas unidos hablan con …

DACA Dreamers to share their stories, Oct. 31

Meet and learn about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immigrants, known as Dreamers, through a virtual encounter with several of them on Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 to 11:30 AM, on Zoom. That’s when several of these young, lifelong U.S. residents who are …

Latino Commission continues lay training classes on Zoom

The Eastern PA Conference Latino Commission has moved its lay theological education program online since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the end of in-person classes. Its popular classes resume this Saturday, Oct. 10, with a half-day session on Preaching II, taught …

Celebrando Nuestra Hispanidad*

By the Rev. Lilian “Luky” Cotto, Eastern PA Conference Coordinator of Latino Ministries** As a Guatemalan native, I rejoice in sharing a little about the great annual celebration of our Hispanic Heritage. It begins on Sept. 15, the Independence Day …

Bishop urges support for welcoming refugees in 2021

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, leader of the California Nevada Conference and Chairwomen of the UM Council of Bishops’ Immigration Task Force, has sent a letter to her fellow bishops appealing for advocacy on behalf of refugees needing to be resettled in …

Meet our missionaries through virtual visits on Zoom

Meet Luky Cotto and other missionaries supported by our conference The Eastern PA Conference has one UMC Board of Global Ministries missionary working here; and we can get to know her better through a virtual visit with her on Thursday, …

Racial groups speak out against racist oppression, violence

Three racial groups in the Eastern PA Conference have released anti-racism advocacy statements calling for an end to systemic oppression and violence against Black U.S. citizens, especially by police officers. The statements—by Philadelphia Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR), the Latino Commission and the Whites …