Monthly Archives: March 2016


How many things can one endure? Since 2011 I have been struggling in a manner that I never imagine possible. Last evening I have this dream, I have not dream since 2011, about me going under the water and coming to the surface surrounded by children. So many things happened in this dream that I cannot mention but the most powerful and challenging moment was to find out that these children were all using mood altering substances because “it gave them strenghts to endure”. I just prayed for them and asked God to help me understand the meaning.

Today, as I am cleaning my emails I found pictures of a baby girl that died too soon; pain in my heart but happines as I know that God gifted her parents with another baby girl to join her brothers. The grandchildren of my sister/friend.

And then, I read an email I sent to another sister/friend/daugher that reads ” leaving things behind its always difficult. I do believe that in order to walk forward we cannot be looking backwards. See this year as a great journey, take all that was good to heart and those things that were not up to par, let them teach you a great lesson. When one travel in life it is best to travel light, so let go of those things that are too heavy and will tie you down!”

And this is exactly what I have been doing since 2011; “LEARNING TO TRAVEL LIGHT” removing all that hurt, all that damage and all that is not from God. Learning from my heart that “He is the Root of the tree of life”.

Pastora Maritza

Taste of Heaven (Fundraiser for NYE

We Invite you to join us in a / Le Invitamos a que se una con nosotros

Friday, March 11, 2016 (7pm to 9pm)

¡COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT! Soup/Chilli and Discussion

Friday, April 8, 2016 (7pm to 9pm)

¡EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH and CULTURE! Appetizers and Discussion

Friday, May 13, 2016 (7pm to 9pm)


(A Donation of $10 per person or $20 per family is Suggested)

Manantial de Gracia
“Spring of Grace”
The Auditorium of First Church
12 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT

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SURVEY – ENCUESTA UCC Hispano/Latinos(as)

As we focus on the future of Hispanic/Latino(a) Ministries and Leadership in the UCC, we have launched a church-wide electronic survey inviting the participation of Latinas and Latinos across the various settings of the church. We are deeply grateful to the UCC Center for Analytics, Data, and Research (CARD), for their support and expertise in the survey’s design.

Please share the bilingual (English/Spanish) survey throughout your networks. We encourage all UCC Hispanic/Latina(o)s to respond to the survey by March 31, 2016 at the following link,

Thank you and be blessed.

Mientras nos enfocamos en el future de los Ministerios y Liderazgo de los Hispanos/Latinos(as) en la UCC, hemos lanzado una encuesta electrónica a través de la iglesia nacional invitando la participación de Latinas y Latinos a través de los varias organizaciones de la iglesia. Estamos grandemente agradecidos por el Centro de Análisis, Data e Investigación (CARD) de la UCC por su apoyo y experiencia en el diseño de esta encuesta. Por favor compartan esta encuesta bilingüe (Inglés/Español) con sus contactos. Exhortamos a tod@s los Hispanos/Latinos(as) a que respondan a la encuesta en/antes del 31 de marzo de 2016 al siguiente enlace:

Gracias y sean bendecidos(as).

Manantial de Gracia / Spring of Grace

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