MARCHA creates memorial fund to honor the life and ministry of the Rev. Eli Rivera.

10955167_978057755559548_6267188105942305331_nIt is with gratitude to God that we remember and celebrate the life and ministry of the Rev. Eli Rivera. Rev. Rivera distinguished himself as an effective and beloved pastor and later as an influential leader of the United Methodist Church serving as Executive staff to the General Board of Global Ministries for several years. Among his many contributions are his service as Executive Staff to the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries. Rev. Rivera was a strong and faithful supporter of MARCHA. Today we grieve the departure of a good friend and exceptional leader, but at the same time we thank God for Eli’s life, his effective ministry among us, and his deep commitment to Hispanic/Latino ministries. [Read more…]

GCFA: Executive Assistant / Credentials Secretary of the General Conference

General Council on Finance and Administration

Position Title:  Executive Assistant / Credentials Secretary of the General Conference Level:  Grade 10 (Non-Exempt)

 

Reports To (Title):  Business Manager of The General Conference Department: Support Services Date: 6/5/2015
Basic Purpose:
Provides administrative, secretarial, and clerical assistance to the Business Manager and Secretary of The General Conference; handles all correspondence, updates registration database, assists with meeting registration and assisting with the billing of participants for The General Conference; supports the work of the Secretary of the General Conference and the Business Manager of the General Conference as the Credentials Secretary.
Essential Job Functions:
Essential Job Function  
1 Perform the administrative and clerical duties of the Executive Assistant for the Business Manager and Secretary of The General Conference.  
2 Serve as the Credentials Secretary of the General Conference providing significant support to the work of the Secretary of the General Conference and the Business Manager of the General Conference in the credentialing of delegates and in support of the visa process for international delegates.  
3 Maintains calendar of Business Manager and Secretary of The General Conference, scheduling appointments, travel and meeting arrangements for the staff of The General Conference.  
4 Manage the communications for the General Conference Delegates for travel and hotel arrangements. Liaison with Connections Housing for Central Conference Delegates housing.  
5 Reconcile and encode General Conference hotel master bills and other meeting vendor bills; troubleshoot incorrect billing; and prepare bills for external customers.  
6 Perform the administrative and clerical duties for the Commission on General Conference including arranging logistics of meetings, provide support to the Commission Chair, meeting support for Messaging Task Force and Interagency Legislative Task Force, and assist Central Conference Commission Members with visa process to attend meetings in the United States.  
7 Other duties as assigned.  
Major Accountabilities:
1 Supporting the Business Manager and the Secretary of The General Conference through administrative and clerical responsibilities
2 Maintain communication lines with the delegates for The General Conference to collect all necessary information
3 Attend all Commission on the General Conference meetings as well as General Conference to assist as needed
4 Provide administrative support to Chair of Commission on General Conference for various meetings of The Commission as well as conference calls, minutes and ancillary meetings related to General Conference.
5 Responsible to the Business Manager of General Conference in support of the work of the Secretary of the General Conference in the credentialing of delegates.
Job Standards:

Education

What is the minimum level of formal education required?

Associates Degree and/or training comparable to a two year degree; basic application of related principles and disciplines.

Other Specialized Knowledge

What other training and/or certification are necessary?

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel at the intermediate level; knowledge of registration software and/or database programs is essential. Highly organized; ability to multi-task.  Ability to work independently.

Experience

What kind and how much previous experience are needed?

4 – 5 years of directly related work experience; with emphasis on related organization experience – UMC or other religious or NFP operation – or other comparable work experience

Learning Period

How long would it take a new employee to learn the job?

Three months to learn the basic responsibilities, twelve months to experience the complete cycle of a year, four years to learn the scope of an entire quadrennium’s responsibility.
Applicant Information:

All resumes must be post marked by the closing date.

Full time w/benefits

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday  (36.25 hours per week)

Send cover letter and resume to:

 

Attn: Human Resources

GCFA

P O Box 340029

Nashville, TN  37203-0029

Fax: (615) 369-2325

Email: jobs@gcfa.org

Closing Date:

Friday, June 19, 2015

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Promotional Opportunities for MARCHA 2015 (Due Date Extended)

6/1/2015 – This year we are offering agencies and other interested groups different ways to promote their services and products during the MARCHA 2015 event. The different packages offer added value to vendors and agencies.

Note: Links to the order forms can be found at the end of this page.

EXTENDED DUE DATE: July 1st, 2015

Sponsorship

Ultimate Sponsorship ($1, 000) – only 1 more spots available

  • Full Page Color Ad (8X10) in the program book (back cover and interior covers)
  • Logo and link to your website in the event’s page in www.marchaumc.org
  • 1 Page Ad (Landscape) in Power Point Announcement Loop during the event (morning and breaks).
  • Mention during Leadership Banquet (3 minutes greeting and/or presentation)

Premier Sponsorship ($800)

  • Full Page B&W Ad (8X10) in the program book
  • Logo and link to your website in the event’s page in www.marchaumc.org
  • 1 Page Ad (Landscape) in Power Point Announcement Loop during the event (morning and breaks).

Gold Sponsorship ($625)

  • 1/2 Page B&W Ad (7 3/4 X 4 ½) in the program book
  • Logo and link to your website in the event’s page in www.marchaumc.org
  • 1/2 Page (Portrait) Ad in Power Point Announcement Loop during the event (morning and breaks).

Green Sponsorship ($375)

  • Logo and link to your website in the event’s page in www.marchaumc.org
  • 1 Page Ad (Landscape) in Power Point Announcement Loop during the event (morning and breaks).

OTHER PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Program Ads and Display Tables

  • Program Book Sponsor
    • Full Page Ad color $600
    • Full Page Ad (B&W) $500
    • ½ Page Add (B&W)  $250
  • Display Tables
    • Display Tables $100
    • Selling Tables $150

ORDER TODAY ONLINE:

For more information, contact us at marchaumc@gmail.com 

Ultimate Sponsors, as of 6/1/2015

Drew Theo Logo (NEW)

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Course of Study School & License to Preach School 2015

Session one: July 13th through July 23rd
Session two: July 27th through August 6th

Greetings! The registration deadline for the Course of Study at Perkins School of Theology is quickly approaching. As you know, Perkins offers Course of Study classes in English and Spanish, as well as the License to Preach in Spanish. The first session begins on July 13th and the second session begins on July 27th.

We also offer Advanced Course of Study classes in Spanish, they are “Adoración y Proclamación” by Rev. Dr. Rinaldo Hernandez and “Eclesiastes” by Dr. Timothy Sandoval.

The registration deadline is June 1st, so hurry!
For more information on registration, costs, etc. visit our website:

Information for courses in English:http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/PublicPrograms/COSS/COSSEnglish2015

Información en español:https://www.smu.edu/Perkins/PublicPrograms/COSS/COSSEspanol2015

Escuela de Licencia:http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/PublicPrograms/MAP/EscuelaDeLicencia

Feel free to contact at us 214.768.2265 or coss@smu.edu with specific questions.

National Hispanic/Latino Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Oprima aquí para ver noticias más recientes del Plan Nacional Hispano/Latino de la Iglesia Metodista Unida.

Press here to view the latest newsletter from the Hispanic/Latino National Plan of the United Methodist Church.

JOB POSTING: UMCom seeking an Executive Assistant to the General Secretary

 

United Methodist Communications / General Secretary’s Office / General Administration

 

Position Title:  Executive Assistant to the General Secretary

 

Basic Purpose:  We are seeking a candidate with a strong sense of dedication to the work of United Methodist Communications and the Church. This person will independently provide advanced, diversified and

confidential executive administrative support requiring broad experience, skills and knowledge of the agency operations, policies and practices. This person manages and coordinates the functions of the General

Secretary’s office. Manages administrative services, projects and overall daily functions for the office of the General Secretary. Serves as principal liaison for the General Secretary to the General Commission on

Communication (GCOC), the Council of Bishops, the Connectional Table, the General Secretaries Table, other church and secular leaders, and UMCom staff, to ensure a smooth transaction of business activities for

the General Secretary’s office.

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CFNA Seeks a Concur Travel and Expense Specialist

Position Posting

General Council on Finance and Administration

Position Title: Concur Travel and Expense Specialist Level: Grade 10 Non-Exempt
Reports To (Title):  Travel and Meeting Planning Manager Department: Travel and Meeting Planning Date: 4/24/2015
Basic Purpose:
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the administrator for the Concur Travel and Expense system. The Concur Specialist will be responsible for implementing, training, and troubleshooting Concur software for GCFA, other General Agencies, and Annual Conferences.  This position is responsible for reconciling the Travel and Meeting Department’s meeting expenses on a weekly basis. Primary responsibilities include customer support throughout the UMC organization among diverse levels of employees. Auditing of expense reports. Strategizing and implementing new Agencies on Concur Expense. Training the UMC community on the Concur software, to include but not limited to prepare and submit expense reports. Updating Concur master data as needed, processing and billing out expenses incurred in the Meeting and Travel Department as well as serving as the billing administrator for Concur internally for entire staff. Ability to understand and uphold the policies set forth in UMC’s Travel Policy and the Corporate Card Policy is essential. The ability to maintain confidentiality of employee information is required. The ideal candidate will be a person with strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude who takes pride in delivering exceptional customer service. The position requires solid Concur web-based system experience.
Essential Job Functions:
Essential Job Function
1 Process enrollments of new Concur Travel and Expense system users along with timely update of the system for personnel changes.  Manage and timely resolve inquiries on travel and expense report payment policies, procedures, and practices.  Monitor performance of Concur system, communicate any issues to Concur’s technical support team as well as the Travel and Meeting Manager, and partner with Concur until issues are resolved.  Serve as the main point of contact between the GCFA and all users enrolled in Concur Travel and Expense system.
2 Responsible for strategizing, implementing and training of Concur Travel and Expense to the UMC community.  This includes: listening and customizing the product to fit each General Agency’s needs, development of instructor materials, participant materials as well as facilitation.  Training would include; classroom, one-on-one, phone and or through WebEx.  Training and assistance to be provided to colleagues and constituents on how to use the Concur Travel and Expense system while promoting a positive experience.
3 Work with the Travel and Meeting Manager in order to properly record travel and meeting expenses incurred during a given accounting period. Ability to reconcile general ledger accounts for the Travel and Meeting Department as well as coordinate with the Travel and Meeting Manager to ensure all ACH payments are properly recorded. Ability to create and record month-end accruals as well as respond to external auditor requests is essential.
4 Troubleshooting day to day Concur user issues in a timely and friendly manner.  Being able to quickly update profiles to solve changes needed and follow up with Concur on any system wide issues.
5 Understand, develop and implement electronic audit rules within Concur designed to detect or prevent expense processing errors, thereby helping users/customers to maintain compliance with GCFA’s Travel Policy and IRS regulations.
Major Accountabilities:
1 Serve as the main point of contact between the GCFA and all users enrolled in Concur Travel and Expense program.
2 Implement, train, enroll colleagues, troubleshooting and problem solve Concur Travel and Expense issues.  Work directly with Concur Technical team with any issues that arise and notify the Travel and Meeting Manager of any major issues.
3 Reconcile general ledger accounts for the Travel and Meeting Department weekly.  Prepare reports and supporting documentation to the Travel and Meetings Manager for all billing.
4 Process data extracts for the Concur Travel and Expense system and any additional reporting needed from Concur to the Finance Department.
5 Responsible for composing all training including:  instructor format, materials, and scheduling.
Job Standards:

Education

What is the minimum level of formal education required?

Bachelor’s degree in related field; basic application of related principles and disciplines. Must have strong verbal and written communications skills with an excellent phone demeanor.

Other Specialized Knowledge

What other training and/or certification are necessary?

Web based Concur Travel and Expense administrating experience a MUST.  PC literate with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.  Must have strong verbal and written communications skills with an excellent phone demeanor. Strong customer service, training and troubleshooting skills a MUST.

Experience

What kind and how much previous experience are needed?

Minimum of two years’ experience in a business environment with a basic knowledge of bookkeeping, accounting practices and Concur Travel and Expense Software.

Learning Period

How long would it take a new employee to learn the job?

Six months to learn the dynamics of GCFA Expense practices, policies, other agencies, Annual Conferences.   Three months to learn the backend part of Concur Software and departmental billing.  Six months to be the main go to person with all Concur Travel and Expense troubleshooting, questions and training.
Applicant Information:All resumes must be post marked by the closing date. Full time w/benefits Work Schedule: Monday – Friday  (36.25 hours per week)

Send cover letter and resume to:

 

Attn: Human ResourcesGCFA

P O Box 340029

Nashville, TN  37203-0029

Fax: (615) 369-2325

Email: jobs@gcfa.org

Closing Date:

 

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Perkins Seeks New Director for the Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program & Regional Course of Study School

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Perkins School of Theology/Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program and Regional Course of Study School

(Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications)

Job Summary:

This position reports to the Associate Dean for External Programs at Perkins School of Theology and will provide leadership for the following two programs: The Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program (a program of Perkins School of Theology that serves the ministry and leadership needs primarily of United Methodist churches that are Hispanic or Latino/a in identity), and the Regional Course of Study School (a program of The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, which provides basic theological education, prescribed by the church’s Book of Discipline, to licensed local pastors who were not enroll in a graduate-level seminary degree program for their theological studies.) [Read more…]

MARCHA anuncia Presentador Invitado para su Asamblea 2015

Amaury104/20/2015 En el día de hoy, MARCHA anunció al Rev. Dr. El Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañon-Santos como el presentador invitado para su Asamblea 2015. Según explicó el Obispo Elías Galván, director ejecutivo de MARCHA, “en los últimos años hemos visto un resurgimiento alarmante de racismo expresado en actos violentos y en el discurso público. Las recientes muertes de personas afroamericanas y latinas a manos de la policía, la cantidad desproporcionada de personas étnicas raciales en cárceles estatales y federales, las palabras con las cuales se define a las personas sin documentos, demanda de la iglesia un rol especial. Estamos conscientes que el futuro de nuestra sociedad es multicultural y multirracial. Lo mismo podemos decir del futuro de nuestra amada Iglesia Metodista Unida”.

“El Rev. Tañon Santos nos guiará en un dialogo acerca del papel de la iglesia hispan-latina dentro del contexto multicultural en la cual vivimos en busca de la equidad, la justicia y la paz para nuestra nación”, añadió en obispo Galván.

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MARCHA Youth 2015 – Offers Workshop on “Social Holiness”

hispanic-millenials-healthcareAs part of the 2015 Assembly MARCHA is offering a leadership development workshop specifically designed for youth attending the Annual Meeting. The goal of the workshop is to help youth develop skills and knowledge to make them more effective in their own ministry in their local churches and in their communities. The 2015 workshop follows the general theme of Social Holiness as Spiritual Discipline and connect with MARCHA’s role of advocacy on behalf of El Pueblo Hispano/Latino. All the youth are welcome to attend. The workshop will take place from Wednesday August 12 at 9am, to Thursday August 13 at 10:30am. [Read more…]

Ways for your church to end family detention!

Excelente recurso de abogacía en favor de la comunidad migrante encarcelada!

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MARCHA Estrena Nuevo Portal en la Internet

NewWebsite4/3/2015 – En el día de hoy MARCHA, el caucus hispano/latino de la Iglesia Metodista Unida lanzó su nuevo portal en la internet www.marchaumc.org. La nueva versión del portal, el cual utiliza la plataforma de Word Press y Genesis, contiene un diseño fresco y fácil de navegar. Además, provee nueva funcionabilidad como blogs, formas interactivas y nuevas capacidades de expansión. “Luego de 2 meses de trabajo, nos sentimos muy satisfechos con este avance que nos permitirá fortalecer nuestra presencia en la internet y mejorar nuestra conexión con el pueblo hispano/latino. [Read more…]

CIEMAL repudia actos de violencia en contra de la niñez en Pakistan

En estos días nos ha conmocionado la noticia del asesinato de 132 niños en Peshawar, Pakistán. Como Iglesias Metodistas de América Latina condenamos esta irracional violencia que no hace más que contribuir a que crezca el espiral de la violencia, el odio y la intolerancia. Afirmamos que toda diferencia entre sectores sociales debe ser resuelta por el diálogo de las partes en conflicto, actitud que conduce a preservar la paz y la vida, y en última instancia a logra la convivencia sana a que toda persona aspira. [Read more…]

MARCHA’s Statement on the Recent Grand Juries Decisions

“How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality . . .give justice to the weak and the orphan, maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy . . .” (Psalm 82:2-4)
MARCHA, Methodist Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic American, sees with great concern, righteous indignation, and alarm the recent decisions of grand juries in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Great Concern. The recent cases highlighted in the news, are two more examples of the unequal application of justice in our nation, and the apparent lack of accountability and transparency of the mistreatment and unnecessary force, with tragic consequences, used by police against people of color. [Read more…]

Cumbre Iberoamericana sobre el tema de Migración

Durante los días del 18 al 20 de noviembre de 2014, líderes de las iglesias Metodistas de Centro América y México se reunieron en una Cumbre Iberoamericana para explorar maneras en las que las iglesias en Centro América pueden acompañar al pueblo inmigrante durante su largo viaje. El evento fue auspiciado por la Junta de Ministerios Globales y el Plan Nacional de Ministerio Hispanos-Latinos. Antes de finalizar el evento, los presentes redactaron una carta que refleja las intenciones del grupo. MARCHA, como miembro del Comité Inter Agencia de la Iglesia Metodista Unida, celebra y respalda esta iniciativa en favor del pueblo migrante.

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