The Rev. Lilian Lucrecia “Luky” Cotto
Coordinator, Latino Ministries
610.666.9090 ext. 1022
United Methodists in Eastern Pennsylvania reach out to the Spanish-speaking communities by starting new Latino churches. Here is a list of Latino ministries, including contact information for the churches and their pastors.
When 6-year-old “Mariana” came from Guatemala with her aunt and cousin this year to join her mother in Warrington, Pa., she got separated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers at the U.S. southwest border in Arizona and placed in detention with other children. And then she got lost in the system.
Her mother, who came here several years ago to escape domestic violence, was frantic with fear. Lacking adequate English skills, she relied on her pastor, the Rev. Lillian “Luky” Cotto, to contact ICE officials almost daily with urgent appeals for updates on their search. After three weeks, “Mariana” was found at a center in nearby New York, and she was finally reunited with her family, who are members of Cotto’s Casa del Pueblo congregation at St. Paul’s UMC Warrington. Read more…
EPA Rapid Response Team on Immigration, Co-Chairs:
Learn more on our Immigration Ministry Concerns webpage