Hispanic Ministry

Radio show helps Hispanics learn English and more

     Virginia Smith, a member of Lanier UMC in Cumming, is reaching the Hispanic community in Gwinnett with her new radio show, English With Energy. Smith plays the role of Superteacher who rushes in to help language learners who are struggling with English or American culture.          Listeners of all levels of proficiency in English call in and practice English with her. She also teaches the cultural mores of the United States so that her audience can live more comfortably and with more ...

Latino Bilingual Celebration this Sunday

BY NORA MARTINEZ It was on Easter Sunday 2002 when the North Georgia Annual Conference celebrated its first annual conference-wide Bilingual Latino Celebration. This was a worship service focused on celebrating what God was doing among the Latino community in our area.   We have come so far since that Easter morning. At the end of 2001, the North Georgia Conference had 1,088 Hispanic members. Eight years later, at the end of 2009, our conference had 2,141 Hispanic members. We celebrate a ...

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