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Solid Rock Fellowship adds Hispanic worship service

Hispanic Worship Services will be held at Solid Rock Fellowship Church starting this Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m.

Pastor Refugio (Cuko) Garcia has felt called to reach out to the Spanish community here in New Richmond. 

Garcia and his wife, Carmen, who are from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, have been employed by Lakeside Foods for the past 10 years.

Cuko and Carmen were born and raised in Mexico, speaking mostly Spanish. They both attended and graduated from Iglesia Evangelica in Mexico. Cuko then attended Rio Grande Bible Institute in Edinburg, Texas. This is an evangelical, interdenominational Bible school and seminary for Spanish speaking people from Mexico, Central and South America.

Carmen and Cuko are the parents of three children; a daughter, age 23, who lives in south Texas with her husband; a son, age 20, who is presently serving in Afghanistan; and a daughter, age 19, who attends the University of Michigan at Lansing, Mich.

The Garcias have attended Templo Nueva Vida (New Life Temple) for several years, in Palm View, Texas, which is affiliated with the Mennonite denomination. Cuko has been involved mostly in the music ministry. He has approximately 20 years of preaching experience and he likes non-denominational church settings that can minister to a broad group of people.

There has been a desire for church services in the Hispanic community for some time. Along with giving a weekly message, Pastor Garcia also plays the guitar and sings with Carmen.

Any Spanish speaking people in the region are welcome to attend.

Solid Rock Fellowship is at 240 Wisconsin Drive. Directions are: Take Highway 65/Knowles Avenue south to Paperjack Drive. Turn right/west at the traffic light. Take Paperjack two blocks to St. Croix Street. Turn right, and the church is on your right. For more information call 715-781-6343.