Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sanctuary Workshop at CUCC - "Sanctuary Matters:Testimony and Best Practices"

Invite your friends from the community who have expressed an interest in how they might be involved in a group effort to provide sanctuary.  Register here

Sanctuary Matters: Testimony and Best Practices
Sunday, September 17, 2-5 p.m.
Community United Church of Christ
814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh

In light of recent events involving the deportation and fears of our immigrant brothers and sisters throughout the state, the NC Council of Churches' annual Faith and Immigration Summit will focus on the topic of sanctuary this year.

photo of Rev. Noel Anderson
Rev. Noel Andersen
The Sunday afternoon training session at Community UCC is for congregations and clergy leaders interested in providing support and sanctuary for vulnerable individuals in North Carolina. We will discuss the many ways that your congregation can stand up against hate and dehumanization at this moment. Topics will include Rev. Noel Andersen, Grassroots Organizer for Church World Service out of the Washington, D.C. office.
testimony from people who have been in sanctuary and congregations that have opened their doors as sanctuaries, as well as training for congregations that are in the discernment process. The keynote speaker is

Registration costs $5, which can be paid by clicking here. (No lunch will be served.)

Can't make it Sunday?  The same workshop is being presented on Saturday morning in Chapel Hill.  The Saturday Chapel Hills workshop registration costs $10 and includes a Peruvian lunch, which can be paid by clicking here.

Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chapel Hill

On Sunday, September 17, Rev. Andersen will preach at the United Church of Chapel Hill at the 8:45 and 11 a.m. services with music offered by his wife, Nina Marie Fernando, a singer-songwriter with a jazzy-folk sound. He will also lead the Adult Forum at 10 a.m., speaking about "A Conversation on Creating Sacred Space in Social Action."