November Chapter Meeting on Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)
The November 8 MFSA meeting will focus on the Justice for Our Neighbor (JFON) ministry. The speaker will be Rev. Liliana Padilla, pastor at the Emanuel UMC in San Antonio where the new JFON clinic opened on October 20. Rev. Padilla was an ordained UMC minister in Mexico before immigrating to Texas. As a former JFON client, she is familiar with the difficult journey through immigration policy and laws. Prior to opening the JFON clinic in San Antonio, she was involved in the JFON clinic in Dallas. Her husband, Miguel, is the leader of the JFON site team at Emanuel UMC.
The Austin District will select a UMC site in Austin in January 2013. The request for proposal (RFP) deadline is December 4. Information from the Austin District RFP:
To expand our capacity to be in ministry with our community, the Austin District seeks a host site for a permanent JFON Immigration law clinic within the Austin District limits. The JFON Clinic will provide free immigration legal aid to qualified individuals to assist them to attain full resident status with the USA. JFON will also provide education to the public and advocacy services on behalf of people with immigration problems.
Please join us on Thursday, November 8, at Saint John’s UMC, 2140 Allandale Rd., for this interesting program. Snacks and visiting begin at 6:30pm; the program begins at 7:00.