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.    



Hispanic/Latino Ministry Listening Sessions

Bishop Sally Dyck invites representatives from all churches in our conference that wish to be in ministry with their neighbors in the Hispanic/Latino community to come together with leadership from the National Hispanic/LatinoPlan to talk about how we can better train and resource all our congregations in this important work. If you have been in…


The Changing Face of Our Communities

The face of America is changing. The face of Northern Illinois is changing. The face of Chicago is changing. In most, if not all, of our cities, suburbs and rural areas, our face is changing. About 17% of Americans and people in Illinois identify as Hispanic. In Illinois, 74% of those individuals are from Mexico….


La Luz De Cristo Chartered as new UM Church

By Anne Marie Gerhardt La Luz De Cristo, (The Light of Christ), held a joyful celebration on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 officially becoming a new Hispanic United Methodist Church with 146 people committing themselves as chartered members. Nearly 200 people attended the chartering service led by Elgin District Superintendent Oscar Carrasco and Bishop Sally Dyck…


Expansion of DACA Delayed

In February, the EXPANDED Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program hit a “bump in the road” according to one immigration legal organization, after a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction which delays implementation. A number of top legal experts have indicated that the program will continue, but that the…


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