Slideshow: Singing the spirit in Cuba

Surrounded by Caribbean colors and seemingly timeless street scenes, the growing Methodist Church in Cuba is making its presence known. 

Experience lively worship and glimpses of Cuban life with a selection of photos by UMNS photographer Mike DuBose, set to music by Cuban Methodist worship leader Rosmery Díaz.

Writer Linda Bloom and Photographer Mike DuBose traveled to Cuba in November 2016 on behalf of United Methodist News Service to learn more about the Methodist Church in Cuba. Their report, Singing the spirit in Cuba, covers worship, evangelism and ways the church has combined Wesleyan and Pentecostal elements to form a unique identity.

Four-part series debuts Jan. 31 and Feb. 2. Read more.

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