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Mission Statement

Renewing spirits‚ strengthening disciples and increasing faith in individuals and congregations through progressive servanthood and developed leadership within the Body of Christ.

Meaning of DeColores

DeColores is a Spanish expression which means in colors. The DeColores song‚ a children’s folk song‚ expresses the joy of living and exalts the beauties of creation. It was readily adopted by the first Cursillstas who were returning home on a bus‚ singing and rejoicing‚ when they encountered bad weather. They found themselves in a frightening storm with lightning and thunder that had them huddling together in the bus on the side of the road‚ and even halted their singing. When the storm was over‚ the clouds parted and the sun peeked through. As the tension lessened‚ one Cursillista looked out the window at the farm the bus had broken down in front of and saw a rooster resplendent in color in the sparkling aftermath of the storm. The pilgrims began to sing the song “DeColores”‚ praising God and rejoicing in the shining colors of the countryside and that little rooster. The crowing rooster‚ radiant in color represents the many colors of God’s love and symbol-izes Christ’s resurrec-tion by rising early in the morning. When the world falls around us and we feel that God has forsaken us‚ we need to ask ourselves‚ “who has forsaken who” ? The realization that we are being loved by God in a way that is unparalleled and unconditional‚ cre-ates in our inner self‚ a feeling that is like an incredible rainbow. After this experi-ence‚ life is not the same; we have a new vision of the world‚ we act differently and we discover in the Christian community the many faces of Christ. Indeed‚ as the prism decomposes white light in a scale of various colors‚ so do those who are around us. Everyone of us has a different color‚ each one reflects an aspect of Christ. DeColores calls forth this joy caused by the discovery of God’s love and the presence of Christ in ourselves and others.

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