Celebrando Esperanza Celebrating the Recovery Work in Vieques, Puerto Rico


On February 8-9, 2020 we will celebrate the good work God has done! Bishops Farr and Ortiz of the United Methodist Church of Puerto Rico will be traveling to the island of Vieques to celebrate our connection and the completion of the church in Esperanza. Festivities will begin on Vieques on Saturday, February 8 at 11 a.m. and conclude in the afternoon of Sunday, February 9. We invite you to join us in the celebration!

Saturday, February 8 will begin with a tour of the completed church, clinic and guesthouse. This will be followed by lunch and an afternoon of visiting houses that have been repaired in the community. Saturday evening will be free. 

Sunday morning we will join to celebrate with the congregation in Esperanza with a bilingual worship service led by Pastor Alex Gerena. Following worship we will have lunch on the beach with members of two Methodist churches on Vieques and members of the community.
Please note that attendees are responsible for their travel to and from Missouri and Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Attendees should arrange airfare to and from San Juan International (SJU). From SJU people may either fly to Vieques on a smaller aircraft (Cape Air, JetBlue and Seaborne all make this flight) or travel to the ferry terminal at Ceiba. Passengers may travel to the ferry terminal via car rental, taxi, Uber, Lift or a taxi service like Luquillo Taxies or Go Puerto Rico Shuttles.

The ferry schedule and ticketing information can be found at http://www.vieques-island.com/viequesferry.shtml.

While on the island, a limited number of attendees may stay at the guesthouse but other accommodations may be found through traditional hotel travel sites, Airbnb, or viequestravel.com. For more information or questions, contact Lucas Endicott, lendicott@moumethodist.org.