Church Members Called to Support those in Peril

Church Members Called to Support those in Peril

7/9/2019

Debora Barrios-Vasquez is living in sanctuary at St. Paul and St. Andrew UMC in Manhattan; Nelson Pinos, below, is at First & Summerfield in New Haven.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The federal government is issuing fines of up to $500,000 to some immigrants living in sanctuary churches as they fight deportation. Currently, nine United Methodist congregations – including two in the New York conference – are serving as hosts. The United Methodist Immigration Task Force is urging all church members to support these persons by praying for them and sending postcards expressing support. The denomination’s Board of Church and Society, Board of Global Ministries and United Methodist Women have joined in this call.

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