Ashley Pimental Named National Co-Chair of MARCHAs Youth/Young Adults

MARCHA stands for Methodists Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans or Metodistas Asociados Representando la Causa Hispano Americana. It is an organization that advocates and affirms respect for the dignity of  the Hispanic/Latino people inside and outside the church.  It offers accompaniment and mutual support to the people in the organization of the same and in the training opportunities to respond to their needs.  MARCHA also encourages the creation of spaces for reflection on the Hispanic/Latino pastoral,  promotes respect for human rights, commitment to peace and justice, freedom and equality and is in solidarity with the churches and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The group also works with other peoples and works in solidarity with other ethno-racial groups.

MARCHA’s vision is to be an instrument of advocacy of the Hispanic/Latino Methodist people that ensures that the contributions and cultural values ​​of the Hispanic/Latino people are received and appreciated in the church and the society.

Lindsey Moss & Paige Horn Receive Laity Service Award

Lindsey Moss and Paige Horn were named Lay Servants of 2018. They are most deserving of this annual award. They co-chair Central’s Preschool Committee which is the latest way Central is in mission to our church and community. The dual language preschool called Children of the World Learning Center opens September 4, 2018. Lindsey and Paige have attended numerous workshops and conferences learning the requirements needed to be in full licensure. They have researched and planned, met with committee members and outside consultants, written grants and proposals, ordered materials and hired workers. The list seems endless.  A reception was held August 26 to celebrate these two ladies whose diligent work and personal faith and commitment to God are examples for all of us to follow. The district event to honor them and all the Metro winners will be held at Hickory Grove UMC on October 21 at 3:00pm. CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES

Sofia Guevara

CONGRATULATIONS to Sofia Arely Guevara who has been awarded a scholarship from the WNCC UMW to attend the UMW Assembly 2018:  “Power of Bold” from Wednesday, May 16 to May 21.  She will be traveling on the bus with other WNCC women.  We pray that Arely will take full advantage of the opportunity and continue to develop as a woman of faith and that she will be empowered to serve others and move forward in her passion of Social Justice.  Upon her return from Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, Arely will be working as an intern in ministry at Memorial UMC.