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DeColores EnCristo

logo de DeColores EnCristoDeColores en Cristo ("The Colours of Christ") is a Christian renewal Movement founded in the Cursillo "method" with the purpose of strengthening the desire for greater lay activity in the Christian Churches. 

De Colores en Cristo welcomes all persons seeking a deeper faith in Jesus Christ.  It neither seeks church status, nor does it offer the Sacrament of Baptism. It's weekend activities are designed to reinforce individual commitment to Christ through Piety, Study, and Action.  It also promotes a repentant life style.

There have been some changes and refinements to the Cursillo method since that first weekend in 1949 to accommodate the interfaith experience.  For example, the Catholic Cursillo is centered around the Mass, while DeColores is centered around the Word. The movement operates under the authority and control of the Muskegon DeColores en Cristo Secretariat, located in Muskegon, Michigan.

The first De Colores was held in Muskegon in 1980.  In 1981, the first De Colores was held inside the walls of Muskegon Correctional Facility.  An attempt was made to hold two weekends each year.  This was possible for many years until over-crowding in the facility interfered.  Two weekends were held in Camp Geneva in Holland and others in Grand Rapids in January 1985.  De Colores officially expanded to Grand Rapids with that secretariat being the first offspring.  Other areas in Michigan with secretariats include Detroit, Southwest Michigan, Michigan West Shore Ministries, Traverse City, and Effingham, Illinois.  Who knows where God will take this Movement next.

This resumy is an excerpt from the DeColores EnCristo - Muskegon, MI  website