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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Hispanic/Latino Committee shares report

    June 23, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference Hispanic/Latino Committee accomplished much in 2014, including developing a Hispanic/Latino strategic plan, completing a course for church planting, and starting two Hispanic/Latino new faith communities. Recent accomplishments have been detailed in the video below.

    After the merger of the four conferences, the dream for a Hispanic/Latino Committee became a reality, with the hope that the Hispanic/Latino United Methodist churches become a crucial part of the UNY Conference vision of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, the committee shared.

    The committee is aligned with the General Commission on Religion and Race in keeping with the mandate to continue to stand for racial justice in the Church. It is also working closely with the Episcopal Office, Director of New Faith Communities the Rev. David Masland, Director of Vital Congregations the Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens, and Conference Director of Connectional Ministries the Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding to plant vital Hispanic/Latino churches in Upper New York.

    TAGGED / Annual Conference 2015 / Connectional Ministries / New Faith Communities / Vital Congregations

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."