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

#FaithOverFear

An inspiring story of people living out the way of Christ from https://wechoosefaithoverfear.com/.  They write:

We are a movement of people whose faith has called us to open our hearts and our communities to refugees.

Supported by Religions for Peace, UNICEF, and a global coalition of religious leaders, we invite people of all religions to let their values guide them in the service of others.

Faith in action

“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked”
Psalm 82:3–4

“… seek justice,
correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless”
Isaiah 1:17

Jesus asked his disciples to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matt 9:38). WE are those laborers – and deeply blessed to be so! See below for ways to help!

An invitation from UNHCR

Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes. People like you, people like me. To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – everything except their hopes and dreams for a safer future.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency believes that all refugees deserve to live in safety.

Add your name to the #WithRefugees petition to send a clear message to governments that they must act with solidarity and shared responsibility.

We stand together #WithRefugees. Please stand with us.

Click Here to sign the petition

Common Statistics from Refugee Services of Texas

  • 65.3 million forcibly displaced people worldwide (2015)
  • 21.3 million refugees registered with UNHCR (2015)
  • Less than 1% of refugees are resettled
  • U.S. resettles 80% of refugees
  • TX is the #1 largest resettlement state
  • Refugee Services of Texas is the largest resettlement agency in Texas
  • Currently our clients are from Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Syria, and the D. R. Congo

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