Thursday, September 18, 2008

Augusta Hispanic Ministry

The invitation is open to everyone interested for Hispanic Ministry meetings taking place Sundays, September 21 through October 19, 5:00- 6:30 PM at Trinity on the Hill UMC. We currently have a half dozen UM churches represented in the discussion as the conference and district churches have interest in establishing Carmen Welch in ministry in our district. Carmen is married to David Welch (son of retired clergy Don Welch) and is a native of Mexico, a graduate of John Wesley Seminary in Monterrey, and has been an Augusta resident and active at Trinity on the Hill for the last few years. Attendance at all the meetings is not necessary. We are especially hopeful that mission committees and laity will be active participants in this process. We will use the meeting time to grow a coalition between interested churches and individuals. In addition to the conversation and planning which will take place we will enjoy various Hispanic food and music (think authentic from Mexico, Puerto Rico, & Nicaragua!), have Rev. Nora Martinez from the conference office visit Sept. 28, and share where God is leading us and what area churches need from this opportunity. RSVP or ask questions of Rev. Scott Parrish by e-mail ( or phone (706-738-8822).

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