Begun in 2017, our Refugee Response Ministry is our newest social justice initiative. Led by Tim Catts (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Diana Kyser (email@example.com) the Refugee Response
Ministry Team broadly oversees:
*Detention center visits to undocumented immigrants who have no one to visit them. This program is coordinated through our partnership with First Friends of NY/NJ
*Trainings for Know Your Rights
*Support for our sanctuary congregation
*Advocacy for immigration reform
In June 2017, our congregation passed a resolution to become a sanctuary congregation. We are proud to continue the legacy begun by Rev. Waitstill and Martha Sharp who brought us the symbol of the chalice when rescuing refugees from Nazi persecution. We believe it is an essential act of our faith to be a sanctuary for all people.
Come join us on the journey!