Preparing for Latino Heritage Month

Letter from the Pastor
Jim Pickett
Jim Pickett

For the month of September we will once again be celebrating Latino Heritage month.  As we think about the contribution of being a church which not only enjoys the cultures of Hispanic peoples but, as is our custom, in February will celebrate the contribution of the African American church upon us as well.  This makes us a multiracial, multicultural church.  

And yet, it might be worth asking, are we really?  So one of our gathering classes starting in September (Sunday, September 9) is going to be designed for this kind of question to be asked.  Team taught, we are dedicated to helping you understand who we are as New City East Lake. Where did we come from?  How did we form and why?  What is our vision and mission and are we accomplishing these after almost ten years of ministry?   

As preparation, I encourage you to read “Thinking through the Multicultural Church,” by Ed Stetzer. It may help you to think about what it means to be a cross cultural church and to understand what East Lake is all about.  And, it may sober you with regard to what it takes to be a multicultural church.

Hope at the very least, all of you enjoy it.

Blessings, Jim Pickett

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