hispanicplanlogoThe vision of the National Plan is that Hispanic and Latino people will experience new and abundant life as they experience God through Jesus Christ and that The United Methodist Church, by the very sharing of this message through word and deed, will be energized in new and exciting ways. Click on the logo to the right  for more information.    



Bishop’s Response to Executive Orders on Immigration

Bishop Sally Dyck has written a pastoral response to the recent Executive Orders on Immigration. Click here to read the full letter which provides several online resources for conversation and study as she calls all of us to action.


Help keep families together

Maricela* was six years old when her mom made the heart-wrenching decision to leave her with her grandmother in Mexico so she could find work in Chicago to support her young children.  Maricela remembers standing at the window calling after her mom’s departing figure, “Mami, come back, please, I promise I’ll be good.” Her mom wasn’t…

Advent Family Night 2015

Outreach ministry to Hispanic/Latino neighbors

New Lenox United Methodist Church is reaching out to their Hispanic/Latino neighbors in new ways while building meaningful relationships. This past December, New Lenox hosted an Advent Family night and invited their sister church Trinity/Cristo es el Camino in Joliet to attend. About 200 people from both churches came out to shop in the Christmas…

Migrants form a crowd at the Keleti pályaudvar train station Sept. 2 in Budapest while waiting passage to Germany, Austria and other wealthier countries within the European Union where the laws on refugee protection are better. Photo by Daniel Peters for UMNS

Responding to the Syrian Crisis

By Rev. Michael Mann Over the past two weeks, many congregations throughout the United States have vocalized their deep lament in response what has been called “the biggest refugee crisis since World War II” as nearly 4 million Syrian refugees have fled their country over the past few years. The Northern Illinois Justice For Our…


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