Gloria Vicente, our Mission Partner serving in Guatemala, will visit Kansas from May 15-25. Gloria also relates to our UCC partners in the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference, and will visit both Disciples and UCC churches and groups.
Gloria works with the Christian Ecumenical Council of Guatemala as a consultant for communication, interpretation, and women’s projects.
The Christian Ecumenical Council of Guatemala is a space for committed Christians to gather, reflect and act in support of peace, reconciliation and ecumenism in Guatemala in order to respond to the challenges that the current country and world puts upon all. It emerged in 1986 in part as a process with core work areas in support of peace and reconciliation during the political peace negotiations which lead to the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996 and subsequently the verification of their fulfillment.
Her church membership is University Church in Chicago, a congregation affiliated with both UCC and Disciples. Her parents found sanctuary there in 1986 when fleeing persecution in their native Guatemala. Gloria is married to Santos Par Vasquez a Maya; they have three children.
For events that include a meal, please call the host church to let them know you’ll be there.
Plan to attend one of these scheduled visits:
» Sunday, May 15 – Sterling, Midland UCC, 1955 22nd Rd, 620-422-3678
10 a.m. worship; lunch/program
» Monday, May 16 – Newton, FCC, 102 E 1st
10:30 a.m. program/refreshments
» Tuesday, May 17 –
Wichita, Pilgrim UCC with Fairmount UCC, 6000 E Harry St
10 a.m. program & refreshments
Hiawatha, Bethany UCC, 303 N 6th St, 785-742-2353
6 p.m. dinner & program
» Wednesday, May 18 –
Prairie Village, Colonial UCC, 7039 Mission Rd, 913-362-7735
Baldwin, St John’s UCC, 396 E 900th Rd., 785-594-3478
6:30 p.m. dinner/program
» Thursday, May 19 – Inman, St. Peter’s UCC, 111 N Pine St.
2 p.m. program/refreshments
» Friday, May 20 – Manhattan, First Cong. Church, 700 Poyntz Ave, 785-537-7006
6 p.m. dinner/program
» Sunday, May 22 –
Gaylord UCC, 502 Fifth St.
8:30 a.m. – reception & worship
Smith Center, FCC, 400 W Hwy 36, 785-282-3783
10:20 a.m. – speaking, worship, lunch
3 p.m. – community gathering
6 p.m. – meeting at Family Fun Night & Pizza Supper
» Monday, May 23 – Scott City, FCC, 701 Main, 620-872-2937
6 p.m. carry-in supper & program
» Tuesday, May 24 – Great Bend, FCC, 5230 Broadway Ave, 620-793-6603
Noon – bring-a-salad luncheon
» Wednesday, May 25 – Wichita, Riverside CC, 1001 Litchfield, 316-263-0900
5:30 p.m. – Dinner & Program (call by May 22 for meal planning)