“For I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35) – A Three-Part Forum Exploring the Meaning of Sanctuary
Sundays, through May 7, 10:30 a.m., Nourse Hall
All of us are affected by the current public rhetoric around the issue of immigration, which is stirring up violence and racism, and further dehumanizing the population of immigrants in the United States. Current efforts to ramp up immigration enforcement efforts--including raids, detention and deportation--are sowing fear and tearing families apart. How do we, as Christians, respond? Join us for the remaining two Forums in our series.
- Sunday, April 30: Sanctuary--Faith in the Public Square
Lacy Broemel of The Episcopal Church will discuss what the church and individual dioceses and parishes are doing.
- Sunday, May 7: Sanctuary--Know Your Rights
A bilingual session led by the Rev'd Debbie Kirk and Laura Stump Kennedy on the rights citizens and undocumented residents have under the law. Small group discussions will be held in English and Spanish.
Supporting Refugees -- Eastertide Water into Wine
Afghans and Iraqis serving as US military interpreters and their families find their lives, threatened when the US pulls out. No One Left Behind helps bring them to safety and supports them in setting up a new life in the US. From April 23 – May 14 we are collecting supplies for NOLB’s diaper bank. Please bring diapers (any size), baby wipes, baby lotion, and baby powder to place in the bins in the nave. Contact: Sandy Kolb
Candidates for Vestry and Diocesan Delegate Announced
The Nominating Committee has assembled the following slate of candidates for four open Vestry positions (three-year terms) and one Diocesan Delegate position (a two-year term). Parish Bylaws require two candidates to be nominated for each opening. The candidates’ photos and brief statements are available in the narthex on Sunday mornings or by clicking here.
Candidates for Vestry (four to be elected)
Candidates for Diocesan Delegate (one to be elected)
Raffle Tickets Available NOW at the Gala Table in the Narthex
The popular Gala Raffle is back! Enter to win a subscription for two to The Washington Chorus’ 2017-2018 season or a basket of “Made in California” wines and other Golden State items. Tickets are $5 each, and proceeds benefit our three schools. What a great way to support the Gala and join the fun even if you can’t join us on May 13th! You need not be present to win. Contact: Donna Palmer
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