Winter Warmth Drive for Refugee One

Refugees arrive with hardly anything.  And a Chicago Winter is almost upon us.  Let’s give them a Warm Welcome.

Refugees come in all shapes and sizes.

New & gently used  outerwear (infant through adult) will be collected by First Church through October 14.

Boots ~ Winter Coats ~ Hats ~ Gloves ~ Mittens ~ Winter Socks 

All will be gladly accepted.

Please bring items to the marked bins in Wesley Hall from September 30 – October 14.

Winter ware will be delivered to Refugee One in Chicago on October 20.

For more information please go to:

 

http://www.refugeeone.org/uploads/1/2/8/1/12814267/ro_donations_october2018_p1a.pdf

CALL TO ACTION on AUGUST 5: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Advocacy Meeting 

August 5, 2018 at 10:45 am.

Here’s an opportunity to follow up on ways to  advocate for immigrant children who are in this country without parents or guardians.  In a powerful talk, FUMC member Anne Mathias recently shared her volunteer experiences as a Child Advocate  for Unaccompanied Migrant Children.  Pastor Joe also talked about the UMC teachings on immigration.  As a result, we will reconvene in August to explore this issue more thoroughly. The next meeting will focus on steps we can take individually and as a congregation and will include opportunities to write postcards to our legislators.

To receive more information,  please fill out the CONTACT US! form on the menu under Welcome.