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.
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:
While three individuals were commissioned:
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.