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"The Time is Coming"
Workshop, Worship, Praise and Liturgy
November 14 - 16, 2014
You are invited to a workshop on liturgy, worship and music with co-facilitators Rev. Irving Cotto and Rev. Gary Garay. God's Word says in the Gospel of John 4: 23-24, "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him."
This entire workshop will be conducted in Spanish.
This workshop (which also counts as a module of the National Plan for Hispanic / Latino Ministries) will teach us the means to communicate with God through praise and worship. We invite leaders of worship in their churches, Levites, pastors and lay leaders who lead praise and want to learn about the Christian symbols and the liturgical calendar. Space is limited with preference given to pastors. Sponsored by the Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the National Plan for Hispanic / Latino Ministries of the United Methodist Church and Christ's Foundry.
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3363 Park Ln. | Dallas, TX 75220
Registration without accommodations is $40.00 per person.
Deadline to register: November 1, 2014.
Accommodations can be arranged directly with the MCM Elegante Hotel & Suites by calling 214-351-4477. When making your reservations, mention that you are with the group, Christ's Foundry-SMU Perkins to get the special workshop rate. The rate is $80/night and includes breakfast. Additional meals will be offered in Christ’s Foundry's cafeteria.
MCM Elegante Hotel & Suites
2330 W. Northwest Hwy | Dallas, TX 75220
Hotel Website | 214-351-4477
For more information or questions, contact email@example.com or 214-768-2265.
Reverend Gary Garay
Reverend Gary Garay is an ordained minister with the Florida Conference. He has served in the ministry for 40 years, 30 of them as a pastor of the United Methodist Church. He recently retired in July 2014. He accepted the Lord while he was enjoying fame as a singer and actor in Puerto Rican radio and television.
He has been a church planter in Puerto Rico, Wisconsin, Florida and Honduras, where he served for four years as a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries. His passion is music and missions. He has recorded 15 albums of sacred music and is author of the book I will sow while I live.
Reverend Dr. Irving Cotto
The Rev. Dr. Irving Cotto is the District Superintendent for the Northeast District of the Eastern Conference of Pennsylvania. During 1999 to 2008 he was the senior pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Camden, New Jersey, and transferred to the Annual Conference of Greater New Jersey.
Under the initiative of Bishop Marcus Matthews of the Eastern Conference of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cotto was invited and appointed in 2008 to serve as Director of Congregational Development for the primary work of starting new churches and faith communities. During this time, Dr. Cotto was also director of Hispanic ministries. In 2012, he was appointed District Superintendent of the Northeast District by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson. His district includes 70 local churches.
Dr. Cotto has served in a variety of capacities as either a volunteer or as an independent contractor with different denominational agencies. He has facilitated training modules for lay missionaries, and has written and implemented Liturgy and Worship workshops as part of the National Plan for Hispanic / Latino Ministry.
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"Mas La Hora Viene"
Taller de Adoración, Alabanza y Liturgía
November 14 - 16 , 2014
Los invitamos a un taller de liturgía, adoración y música con los co-facilitadores Rev. Irving Cotto y Rev. Gary Garay. Dice la Palabra de Dios en el Evangelio de San Juan 4:23-24, “Mas la hora viene, y ahora es, cuando los verdaderos adoradores adorarán al Padre en espíritu y en verdad; porque también el Padre tales adoradores busca que le adoren.” Este taller (que también cuenta como un modulo del Plan Nacional de Ministerios Hispanos/Latinos) enseñará acerca de los medios de comunicarse con Dios a través de la alabanza y la adoración. Invitamos a los lideres de culto en sus Iglesias, levitas, pastores y lideres laicos que dirigen la alabanza y quieren aprender acerca de los simbolos cristianos y el calendario litúrgico. Espacio es limitado y pedimos el aval de su pastor. Patrocinado por la Escuela de Teología de Perkins de la Universidad Metodista del Sur, la Junta General de Educación Superior y Ministerio, el Plan Nacional de Ministerios Hispanos/Latinos de la Iglesia Metodista Unida y la iglesia anfitrión Fundición de Cristo.