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WCC’s Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters now have a service in which they can worship in their heart language. WCC Español, WCC’s first all-Spanish service, launched Jan. 14 with more than 50 people in attendance. WCC Español, which will take place the second Sunday of each month, is a Spanish worship gathering designed especially for WCC’s Hispanic community.

“The service provided an opportunity for our Hispanic community to worship and grow by experiencing God’s goodness and grace and hearing His Word naturally in their heart language,” said Pastor of Hispanic Ministries Sam Peña. “It has been three years since our Hispanic community has been able to gather to worship in Spanish. The gathering truly reminded me of Psalms 34:8, where we witness the beauty of a united church gathered, regardless of the spoken language.”

Despite subzero temperatures, 40 Hispanic adults, some with their families, and 10 volunteers (mostly Spanish speaking), participated in the service. Volunteers filled the roles of interpreters, greeters and host and served on the worship team.

“Today was awesome—not just seeing everyone worshiping, but also seeing those that were helping by serving,” said one Spanish-speaking attendee. “You could see the pride and kindness on their faces. This is our church, and I can’t wait to see what it grows into.”