National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed in the United States from September 15 – October 15, celebrates the culture and traditions of Hispanic Americans. Resonating a strong commitment to family, faith and work, the positive influence of Hispanics—and Hispanic culture—on American life cannot be overstated. Over 50 million Hispanics and Latinos reside in the U.S.
The Michigan Area Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries is helping congregations gain awareness and increase outreach to the Hispanics and Latinos in the state.
The Committee invites clergy and laity to a Pentecost Journey workshop for non-Hispanic/Latino congregations interested in developing Hispanic/Latino ministries. The workshop will be held at Traverse City Central UMC, October 24, 9:00am to 3:30pm.
This workshop is a ‘how to’ develop ministries with Hispanics and Latinos. Participants will learn about Hispanic/Latino culture, different models of ministry, and challenges in developing the ministry.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have completed a plan with first steps to reaching out and being in ministry with Hispanics/Latinos. This experience is a safe space to come and ask questions and learn.
The focus is to help fulfill God’s vision of the church that was born on that day on Pentecost, a “church for all nations” and “a church that affirms the cultural identities and not just the language of those among whom we are called to witness.”
It is recommended that each church bring a team of at least three people to the workshop. For more information and registration, click here.