Your Church – Your Opportunity

White’s Chapel UMC is assisting our community’s documented asylees and refugees via a number of caring programs.  These Strangers in a Strange Land come to us with needs ranging from enhancing their English skills to providing help navigating grocery stores, doctor’s offices, and the work place.  We answer the call.

1 John 3:18 guides us: “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”   Here are two opportunities to learn more about the world these newcomers deal with and your chance to make a lasting difference.  Please join us as you are able and motivated. 

Strangers In A Strange Land

Loving outreach to legal refugees and asylees

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 7-8:30 P.M.

Rawlins Lecture Hall Room #3103

Guest Speakers

Graham Bateman, Exec. Director JFON

Mark Hagar, Area Director Dallas RST

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White’s Chapel United Methodist Church 185 S. White Chapel Blvd

Southlake, TX 76092

For more information, click here.

www.refugetexas.org for stories and photos www.whiteschapelumc.com for “outreach missions”

Refugee Initiative Director

Ann Davis davis.ann.k@gmail.com Refugee Welcome Coordinator Holly Walsh walsh.hol@gmail.com

ELL Coordinator

Laura Bussell lbussell8@gmail.com

Want to know more about the English Language Learning (ELL) program at White’s Chapel?

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

7:00-8:30 P.M.

RAWLINS LECTURE HALL

Interested in teaching English to adults or

helping with special ELL projects?

Then, we invite you to come take part in our:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING (ELL) WORKSHOP

Our own master teachers will share tips on teaching English to eager adults. We’ll then break into
small groups to look at an actual lesson across 5 different levels in our Ventures curriculum!

Let’s see how exciting we can make English when we collaborate!

WHITE’S CHAPEL UMC

185 S. White Chapel Blvd. Southlake, TX, 76092

For more information, contact Laura Bussell Coordinator lbussell8@gmail.com

Welcoming our newest neighbors

By Holly Walsh
Thank you for all of your contributions to help the family of nine get settled last month. They are from Afghanistan. The Father worked for our U.S. Military as an interpreter.
At the last minute, I was called to help pick them up at DFW when all 9 of them and their luggage couldn’t fit in the 2 cars already there! I was thrilled to get to meet the family. When we arrived at the apartment, they were in awe and had tears of overwhelming joy. The Father kept asking me how much he needs to pay for everything. I was finally able to help him understand people from our community all contributed to help them get off to a good start as they rebuild their lives. They were so grateful, surprised and kept saying thank you over and over. I promised I’d pass that expression of gratitude onto you. I apologize it’s taken me so long to let you know.
Refugees amaze me with their resilience, humility and gratitude. I’m so proud of us as a team that we can make monumental things happen in record time. Thank you for all you do and contribute to welcome the stranger and help rebuild lives.

Outing to the Dallas Museum of Art to meet Clemantine Wamariya

Took our guys to DMA to hear Clemantine Wamariya share her story as a Rwandan genocide survivor and author of “The Girl Who Smiled Beads”. She gave them autographed copies of her book and had an inspirational conversation with them after her presentation. The experience was very meaningful to our guys and helped them in their healing process.