March Meeting Recap

Our March 10 meeting on immigration, held at Emmanuel UMC, was well received.  The program focused on immigration issues.  Ms. Marjorie Herbert, a retired attorney, discussed what the Central Texas Chapter has learned about immigration and some of the actions the local congregations in Georgetown have taken.  We met new friends interested in this issue.  Those in attendance have created an email list to communicate ideas and opportunities.  Reverend Madeline Carrasco Henners, Associate Pastor at Northwest Hills UMC, has scheduled  training to lead the faith-based immigration study, “Transcending Borders,” in your local congregation.  Laity and clergy who are interested in starting conversations about immigration in their local church are invited to this training.  The 6 week study topics are as follows:

–      Session 1: Getting Started
–      Session 2: Immigrants of the Bible
–      Session 3: The Alien, Orphan & Widow
–      Session 4: Welcoming the Stranger
–      Session 5: Citizens of Heaven
–      Session 6: Our Christian Response

The training will be from May 15th – June 19th, Sundays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, Family Life Center.  Please register by emailing mc.henners@nwhillsumc.org.  The cost of printing the document is the only fee, $10.  For more information contact Rev. Madeline C. Henners at (512)345-1743 or via the email noted above.

“To refuse to welcome migrants to this country—and to stand by in silence while families are separated, individual freedoms ignored, and the migrant community in the United States is demonized by members of Congress and the media—is complicity to sin.”
— The Book of Resolutions 2008

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