You are cordially invited to a special meeting of WC’s Refugee Initiative at 7:00 p.m. on June 8 in Rm 3204 of our Adult Ed Bldg. With 24,000 newly arriving refugees expected by Sept. 30, 2017, your efforts are more appreciated now than ever!
Please join in our talent team leaders’ discussion of ongoing and future activities. Hear compelling stories of members’ recent work and learn about “Art as Conversation”, a youth initiative happening under WC’s refugee banner on June 17. This unique event will gather American and refugee youth from nine different cultures, all focused on the emblems that matter most in their lives. If you can drive 3-4 refugees from Ft.Worth to or from Southlake on June 17, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other current opportunities:
Justin Nsenga’s non-profit PFRE needs help with grant writing. He also has several families desperate for mentorship and a large group of adults ready to learn English on Sat. mornings. If you can help, please contact him at Justin@pfre.org .
If you trained for general outreach through RST (Refugee Services of Texas) and want to receive emails citing a specific week’s volunteer options, please contact Ayesha Hassan at 682 200 3834. Commitments can be long- or short-term.
White’s Chapel’s Refugee Initiative is not standing still! New members are welcome! Come run with us – starting on June 8!
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.
“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”
“… seek justice,
bring justice to the fatherless”
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!
On March 25, 2017, Initiative member Lily McClure introduced team leaders to TRELLO, an organizing app for small groups. Her Power Points are printed below. You may also go to www.TRELLO.com for a tutorial.
“United We Play” will feature four world class harpists, as well as other members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Opera Orchestra. Chosen composers share a common musical response to personal persecution. The outcome is a glorious collection of repertoire that celebrates abiding love and beauty, as well as the virtuosity of its performers. The concert is free but 100% of any donations will benefit the International Rescue Committee.