The Union Church of Monterrey is an inter-denominational, evangelical Protestant church dedicated to ministering to the English-speaking community in Monterrey. The church is completely autonomous. The congregation is international and represents a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, diverse church family made up of Americans, Mexicans, Europeans, Asians, and people from many other areas of the world.
The common thread that binds us is our love for our Savior Jesus Christ and our common English language. All facets of our worship services are in English.
The Union Church of Monterrey is a warm, caring fellowship that recognizes the diverse needs of an international congregation. With a strong and very colorful history, it can truly be said that the church has ministered to Christians who are now involved in a variety of churches around the world. A committed vision for the future brought the church into existence in 1945. This same vision will see The Union Church progress into the present millennium.
The mission of the church is to bring all people into the saving knowledge of our Lord and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to bind together followers of Jesus Christ for the purpose of sharing in the worship of God, and to make Jesus Christ better known, better loved and better served in all aspects of life throughout the world.
The leadership of the church consists of the pastor, elders, deacons, stewards, and other organization and department leaders. These elected leaders form the Church Administrative Board. The Administrative Board is the governing authority and meets monthly to conduct the business of the church. The church has one part-time and two full-time employees other than the pastor: the secretary and two custodians.
Elders are chosen for their exemplary Christian character. They are responsible for the spiritual life of the church. They advise and assist the pastor in spiritual matters.
Deacons are responsible for the fellowship of the members, care of the sick, visitation of members and prospective members, the charitable and missionary outreach of the church and the use of benevolent funds.
Stewards are responsible for the finances of the church, maintenance of church property, and policies with regard to employees other than the pastor.
Pastor Robert W. Wolcott
Monterrey is located about 150 miles from the border cities of McAllen and Laredo. It is the third largest city in Mexico with a population of almost five million. Situated in a valley surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains with lush farmlands and orchards to the east and desert to the west, it is a major industrial center. English is readily spoken by many of the native residents, especially the younger generations. At an altitude of approximately 1700 feet, the summer temperatures vary between 85 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, sometimes reaching 100+. Light freezes can occur in the winter, with December to February being the coldest months.
Monterrey is a bustling modern city with a large variety of markets, stores, entertainment centers, restaurants and hotels. Many of these establishments have recognizable American company names. Money exchange is readily available ? peso to dollar or dollar to peso.
International, bi-lingual schools are available throughout the city. The American School Foundation of Monterrey has a large student body and enrollment there is highly sought. Other accredited schools offer instruction in English and Spanish with many offering classes through high school level. The American Institute of Monterrey is accredited in the United States, Europe and Mexico.
Monterrey is the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon and proud home of the state university. There are more than five other universities here, including the well-known Universidad Tecnologico de Monterrey, considered to be Latin America?s leading university. Good hospitals and medical care are available in the city with many English-speaking health care providers. Both private and government hospitals are available. In many cases, medical and dental standards approach those in the United States.