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Refugee Awareness

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Children's Message, Immigration/Refugees, Prayers/Litanies, Scripture/Readings, Slideshow, Special Sundays/Services | 0 comments

Refugee Awareness

In response to the UN’s World Refugee Day (6/20), mindful that 1 in 110 people in the world is currently displaced for one reason or another, and in conversation with Scripture, our church held Refugee Awareness Sunday on 6/23/2019.  Here is an outline of our liturgy to inspire you and to be adapted for your setting. Words for Contemplation: “As far as I could tell, the world was not going to stop producing refugees. The plain, irreducible fact of good people being made nomad by the millions through all the kinds of horrors this...

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If the World Has a Heartbeat

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Call to Worship, Immigration/Refugees, Scripture/Readings, Slideshow | 0 comments

If the World Has a Heartbeat

The following  could be used as a brief Greeting & Welcome or a Call to Worship.  It was written in June 2018 as the United States Government, citing Scripture as justification, was separating children from their parents and guardians at the southern border.  This is a reminder that we are compelled by our faith in Christ to offer radical hospitality and to welcome the stranger.  (Biblical citations below are from the New Revised Standard Version).  If the world has a heartbeat it’s this: welcome the stranger. None of us know the mind of...

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