3 pastors licensed and 2 commissioned at UCIM Convention in San Juan, Texas

 

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The Annual UCIM (Union of Christian Mennonite Churches) convention was held in San Juan, Texas at the Good News Mennonite Church on Nov. 4th and 5th, 2016.

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Some of the youth and sponsors at the UCIM convention

Children Dancers from New Life Christian Center at UCIM Convention

Children Dancers from New Life Christian Center at UCIM Convention

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Worshiping at the UCIM convention

A great time was had by all.  The meetings were characterized by spirited worship, and inspiring messages were presented by several of the pastors of UCIM churches. Friday night’s message was presented by Ulises Arenas (Buenas Nuevas (Good News) Mennonite) while the message on Saturday morning was presented by Carmen Salas of Ministerios Vizion. On Saturday morning, the youth at the convention worked on a local service project.

Seminars were held after the morning sermon by Sandra Martinez (Hispanic Mennonite Church) and Ulises Arenas. This was followed by a wonderful lunch served by the Buenas Nuevas congregation.

On Saturday afternoon, three individuals were licensed:

  • Mayra Hernandez (Rey de Gloria)
  • Grace Tijerina (Corpus Christi Church Plant)
  • Carmen Salas (Ministerios Vision)

While three individuals were commissioned:

  • Rod and Norma Schmuker(Hope for the Broken)
  • Maria Elena Bennet (Nuevo Amanecer) were commissioned.
From Left: Lupe Aguilar, Grace Tijerina, Mayra Hernandez, Carmen Salas, Rod Schmuker, Maria Bennet

From Left: Lupe Aguilar, Grace Tijerina, Mayra Hernandez, Carmen Salas, Rod Schmuker, Maria Bennet

From Left: Lupe Aguilar, Eduardo Hinojosa, Israel Hernandez, Grace Tijerina, Alma Solis, Ulises Arenas

From Left: Lupe Aguilar, Eduardo Hinojosa, Israel Hernandez, Grace Tijerina, Alma Solis, Ulises Arenas

The new UCIM Executive board was also introduced:

  • Israel Hernandez – Moderator
  • Graciela Tijerina – Moderator Elect
  • Alma Solis – Secretary
  • Ulises Arenas – Treasurer
  • Eduardo (Lalo) Hinojosa – Congregational Life

UCIM is an organization of Hispanic churches that are part of South Central Conference.

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