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Members of the praise team sing during worship at the 2013 MARCHA gathering in Boston. From left are Freddie Bermudez, Damaris Hermida Grajales and Yolanda M. Santiago Correa. UMNS photos by Tim Tanton.

Hispanics share dreams for church

Eager young people. Growing numbers of new constituents. Passion and energy for the work of Christ in the world.

These items are high on the list of United Methodist leaders seeking to usher the denomination into a new era.

The Hispanic/Latino community has all of these - and more - and a spirit of excitement and possibility pervaded as the denomination's MARCHA caucus began casting a vision for the future this month.

"The church has a responsibility to reach the Hispanic community," said

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