NCCD Invites You to Celebration for Course of Study Graduates
The Kentucky Annual Conference though the office of New Church and Congregational Development proudly invites you to celebrate the graduation ceremony of four Hispanic pastors who finished their five-year Course of Studies at Garrett Seminary. The four graduates are: Iosmar Alvarez leading "Fuente de Avivamiento" (Hope Springs) in Lexington, Marco A. Ballesteros serving "Corazones Cristianos" in Bowling Green, Alfonso Rodriguez serving at "Eben-Ezer"...
Corona de Vida Gets a New Home
"The Power of Place"
The word is "place," not "space," not "race," not "chase," all good words in their own right, but I'm talking about "place." "Place." I'm talking about the lunch room cafeteria in school and you come through the line looking for someone, anyone who will make eye contact with you, who will smile and perhaps scoot over, gesture to you and say, "Hey, sit here with us. Here's a place for you." I'm...
Cultural Focus on Latino Traditions Brings Growth to the Buechel Community
For three years, Buechel UMC (Louisville District) has offered English classes to our area Latino residents. Currently we have 22 adults and 11 children registered for classes each week. This enrichment program has been well accepted, and the students have bloomed in the church environment. In addition to our English classes on Thursday, our Sunday afternoon services are translated into Spanish via headsets by native speakers. Although this has been a good start to a program, we felt God was...
Corona de Vida Celebrates VBS
Corona de Vida Mission Congregation in Hopkinsville, Ky. celebrated its first Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, 2008. Directors Juan Gamboa and María Álvarez trained four teachers—Noraima Cruz, Filomena Cruz, Alondra Ortiz, and Rebeca Saldaña—who were in charge of the program with the assistance of some volunteers: Blanca Antonio, Macrina Rivera, María Rivera, Guillermina Zúñiga, Ana Larios, Lilia Tapia,...
Hispanic Ministries: Elizabethtown District Celebrates
On October 13th “Dios Siempre Presente” Hispanic Ministry resumed the Incubator meetings. This is the period where we prepare our leaders to get to know their gifts and functions. We started the study Jesus on Leadership: Becoming a Servant Leader, by C. Gene Wilkes. We finished this first meeting with Foot Washing, Communion, Baptism Remembrance, and Anointment with the power of the Holy Spirit. With this special service our leaders understood and experienced what Jesus did and felt for us to...
Gracias from The Rock La Roca United Methodist Church
The Rock-La Roca United Methodist Church is excited to welcome the Rev. Aaron Mansfield as our new senior pastor. We welcome Aaron and his family “home” to the Lexington District, as he was a member of First United Methodist Church and pastor of Dunaway UMC in Winchester. We are grateful to the Kentucky Conference and to New Church and Congregational Development for helping to form our conference’s first “Re-Start” church. Through your support and prayers over the last four years, The Rock-La...