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Hispanic-Latino Ministry

We are a universal church, whose faithfulness, says theologian Justo González is “shown in its many hues, where all the colors pain a single landscape, where all tongues sing the same praise.”

And because we believe in the Reign of God, we commit ourselves in to be in ministry with the Hispanic-Latino community until the day when all of our hopes of being a truly inclusive church become a reality. 

The Baltimore-Washington Conference is seeking to address the needs and become relevant to multigenerational Hispanic-Latino communities, which include first, second and third generations and beyond. The Baltimore-Washington Conference acknowledges the diversity of the Hispanic-Latino community and the mestizaje with other races and ethnic groups. We are focusing on three areas in an effort to become more relevant to the Hispanic-Latino community: leadership development, congregational development and advocacy.

The need for this ministry is great. Nationally, and in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, Hispanics are one of the largest-growing demographic groups.

  • In Maryland, there are 489,000 Hispanic-Latinos, making up 8 percent of the state population with a median age of 28.
  • In West Virginia, there are 21,000 Hispanic-Latinos, making up 1 percent of the state population with a median age of 23.
  • In Washington DC, there are 58,000 Hispanic-Latinos making up 9 percent of the district’s population with a median age of 30.
  • In 2014, the Pew Research Center reported, there were 55.3 million Hispanic-Latinos living in the United States. By 2060, the U.S Census Bureau says, that number will grow to 119 million.

Every United Methodist church needs to be aware of this rich mission field and the possibilities for discipleship.

Within the denomination, there are 76,332 Hispanic lay members in the U.S. In 2015, the Baltimore-Washington Conference saw a 4 percent increase in Hispanic-Latinos membership; from 717 in 2014 to 746 in 2015. 
 

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Brook Hill UMC
8946 Indian Springs Rd
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443-938-6323
www.bhumc.org
Alexis Peña, Pastor

Vida Nueva en Cristo at
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321 W Burke St.
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Teresa Aguilera, Pastor

Nueva Vida Mission at
College Park UMC

9601 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park, MD
301-345-1010
Israel Suarez, Pastor

Epworth UMC
16501 Alden Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD
443-928-3771
www.epworthunited.org
Rev. Jen Fenner, Lead Pastor
Franklin Arias, Pastor
Rev. Yolanda Pupo-Ortiz, Emeritus Pastor

Hughes-El Buen Samaritano
10700 Georgia Ave.
Wheaton, MD
301-949-8383
www.hughesumc.org
Evelyn Rivera, Pastor

Millian Memorial UMC
13016 Parkland Drive
Rockville, MD
301-946-2500
www.millianchurch.org
Rev. Dr. Miguel Balderas, Senior Pastor

Salem UMC
3405 Gough St.
Baltimore, MD
410-276-8460
Jorge Moreno, Pastor