We received many words of support and some offers to participate in the Immigration Ministry after last Sunday’s meaningful service, Who Is My Neighbor, that focused on the immigrant experience, It was a pleasure and an honor to host our asylum-seeking family as well as The Rev. Dr. Ruth Bersin, executive director of Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM) and special guests from RIM’s Metro North Cluster of which we are a part.
We invite the MUUC community to participate in the important work of our IM. Here’s a list of things you can do:
- Housing is a #1 priority. We are in need of temporary host homes or a connection to a more permanent housing situation. The cluster is able to compensate hosts.
- Would someone like to organize a film showing? We’d like to present an inspiring film on the topic of immigration. We have members who are experienced with showing films who could give some pointers.
- Add your name to the list of potential drivers. From time to time, transportation is needed for the family. Email Michelle to be added to the list.
- We are planning a trip to The Harvard Art Museum on October 26 to view Crossing Lines, Constructing Home, an exhibit about displacement and belonging. Harvard has graciously offered to waive admission fees for our group.
- Be creative! Do you have an idea that would enrich the Immigration Ministry? Join us to discuss the idea and to organize an event or activity.