TERTULIA 2013: Accountability – Responsabilidad

Accountability Luz Berrios-Taveras “What of the wisdom from above? First, it is pure, and then peaceful, gentle, obedient, filled with mercy and good actions, fair, and genuine. Those who make peace sow the seeds of justice by their peaceful acts.” from James 3:17-18 The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King,Continue reading “TERTULIA 2013: Accountability – Responsabilidad”

Tertulia 2013: Accountability – Responsabilidad

Really? Maritza Angulo de González “Therefore, encourage each other and strengthen one another…” from 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Encourage and strengthen one another. Really? Where does my responsibility lie? How can I be responsible for those that do not want to hear, don’t want to see? When we define accountability, we need to remember that itContinue reading “Tertulia 2013: Accountability – Responsabilidad”

TERTULIA: The Power of Faith – El Poder de la Fe

The Power of Faith! Robert Ochoa “Yes Lord”, replied the Syrophoenician woman (a Greek) to Jesus, “but even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” From Gospel of St. Mark 7:28 Last year (2012) for two days, our UCC Hispanic/Latino brothers and sisters from New England, gathered and talked much about what itContinue reading “TERTULIA: The Power of Faith – El Poder de la Fe”


Authenticity Luz Berrios-Taveras “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” from 1 Peter 2:9 There was a time in my life I did not believeContinue reading “TERTULIA 2013: AUTHENTICITY – AUTENTICIDAD”

Can you see my tattoo? – Puedes ver mi tatuaje?

“Can you see my tattoo?” Maritza Angulo de González “I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Your walls are always in my presence.” From Isaiah 49:16 and “No one will snatch them out of my hand” from John 10:28 Have you ever received negative statements about yourself? Are those negative comments deeplyContinue reading “Can you see my tattoo? – Puedes ver mi tatuaje?”

Tertulia 2013

I ‘M UCC…I’M HISPANIC Reflection by Pérsida Rivera-Méndez The three A’s, Authenticity, Accountability and Actualization are words that are powerful and profound for they are representative of areas which we can embrace, affirm, and evaluate our ministries with and for the beloved community. Let’s begin with authenticity.  For me authenticity means bringing all that IContinue reading “Tertulia 2013”


Acts 2:7 MSG:  They couldn’t for the life of them figure out what was going on, and kept saying, “Aren’t these all Galileans? We have been talking about surprising gifts in strange places.  In order to celebrate these gifts, our minds and our hearts must be open to receive all that God has for us. Continue reading “DIVERSITY AND UNITY… DIVERSIDAD Y UNIDAD!”


Sorpresa! Sorpresa!  (Lucas 18:8-14) Read this story by yourself!  Pray that you are not found pointing your finger at others. Rather, loving and caring for those that might have less than, but love God anyway!  Because at the end of all, loving God it’s the best part! We do not want our Sunday Celebration toContinue reading “SURPRISE! SURPRISE! – SORPRESA! SORPRESA!”


Dia 6:  REGALOS SORPRENDENTES EN LUGARES EXTRANOS! You should really, really read Isaiah chapter 40:25-31, it is an awesome testimony of God’s ever present energy for those that are weary, lacking strength and running behind! We become so busy and so focus on decisions, multiple things to do, weary about life changes, bills, health, theContinue reading “MY EVEREADY BATTERY! – MI BATERIA EVEREADY!”