The Immigration Task Force of the UCC Minnesota Conference by yxb16690

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									The Immigration Task Force of the UCC Minnesota Conference invites all UCC churches
throughout Minnesota to join the Immigration Task Force and other people of faith this
holiday season in a number of ways as we begin to prepare ourselves and our elected
officials for humane and just immigration reform this coming year. In this season of
Advent, let us prepare the way for those who have no inn to receive them or who are
forced to flee.

1. Holiday Postcard Campaign: join the national Interfaith Immigration’s Coalition’s
Holiday Postcard Campaign. This holiday season individual and faith communities from
across the country will come together to send a simple message to a member of
congress: Help keep immigrant families together by supporting comprehensive reform
now. There are two ways to request postcards for your church. You may email
liza.lieberman@hias.org to request postcards to be sent directly to you or you may pick
up postcards at St. Martin’s Table (2001 Riverside Ave. in Minneapolis or you may them
up from the MN UCC office.

2. Faith Action at Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul
The UCC Task Force and UCC churches along with Jewish Community Action are co-
sponsoring this Faith Action at Ramsey County Adult Detention Center on December 6,
2009 called Light in a Time of Darkness. Please join us as we celebrate the meaning of
light in our faith traditions through prayer and song. Join as we gather to hear the
prayers of the family and friends who have someone detained inside. This monthly Faith
Action goes from 2:30-3:00 PM at the end of visiting hours.

3. No Human Being is Illegal: Community Forum on Immigration Reform-
January 30-31, 2010 at St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Wayzata.
Evening talk with questions and answers with Dr. Luis De La Torre from Illif Seminary in
Colorado. Sunday afternoon community forum with workshops and meeting with our
elected officials. Join the Task Force and other members of our faith communities in
learning about the issues and mobilizing for reform.

Please feel free to contact your Task Force for worship ideas for the season of Advent
and Epiphany related to immigration or to have one of us come and preach or lead an
Adult Education forum.

Thank you for your support and believing we can make our society more equitable and
are immigration system more humane. We are still in the process of recruiting new
members for the Task Force so if you are interested, please contacts us.

Peace and Blessings, Your MN UCC Immigration Task Force:
Rev. Loren McGrail, Chair
Rev. Don Christensen
Bob Malles
Rev. Paula Bidle
Rev. John Gutterman
Rev. Luis Alvarenga

								
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