Wednesday, October 28, 2015

November Forum - Refugees and Immigration

In a world becoming increasingly globalized, more people are leaving their homelands to seek better lives and opportunities in new countries. Their reasons for leaving are diverse and complex. The U.S. has long been a nation of immigrants and we are consistently conflicted about this. We gratefully welcome immigrants and their contributions; and we exclude them, discriminate against them and, at times, inflict grave harm upon them. As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors. The Bible is clear in calling us to welcome aliens and strangers and to love them as we love ourselves. In these times, let us listen to the voice of the still-speaking God as we learn how to respond to these new sisters and brothers residing among us. (ucc.org)

November 1:  Intergenerational Forum  Go around the world with us! Visit such places as India, China, Costa Rica, and Germany through the eyes and hearts of our friends who have recently returned from their travels. Be engaged, moved, and inspired, as we discover transformative experiences abroad.

November 8:  Cancelled.

November 15: Speaker from World Relief.  Adam Clark, Director of World Relief in Durham, will talk about immigration. Adam grew up in the Triangle, went to Wheaton College, attended seminary in Louisville, and severed refugees in Kentucky for several years. He appreciates the opportunity to work with churches and the refugee community.

November 22: Cancelled.  Our speaker has been called out of town.

November 29: Thanksgiving break.  We will not hold Forum on Thanksgiving weekend.

Forum meets each Sunday, 9:30-10:15, Fellowship Hall.

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