Bishop Middleton Invites All to Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform

Bishop Middleton Invites All to Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform

4/9/2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Grace and peace to you in the name of the risen Christ!

I would like to invite you to participate in the Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform that will take place on April 25 at 11a.m. at St. Paul and St. Andrew UMC (263 W. 86th St.) in New York City. I am delighted to partner in this important work bringing awareness to the present issues that our immigrant brothers and sisters face every day.

This Prayer Vigil is being sponsored by the NYAC Immigration Task Force and the Conference Board of Church & Society, the social justice advocacy arm of the conference, in an attempt to bring awareness to the raids and deportation taking place in the United States. At the prayer vigil, we will be in prayer for the Supreme Court as we await a ruling on DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) that effects more than five million undocumented immigrants.

Friends, our scriptures tell us that we are called to draw the circle wide and embrace all that we meet – put simply, when we see the immigrant, we see Jesus (Matthew 25:35). I pray that you will make every effort to join us and invite your congregation to this event as well. We are so much stronger as a conference when we involve local church participation in our efforts to build the beloved community.

If you have any questions please contact Rev. Karina Feliz, chair of the task force, at karina.feliz@nyac-umc.com, or via her mobile number, 201-982-6652.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in the task force’s work and for the work you already do with our immigrant brothers and sisters.

In Christ’s love,

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton