This ministry was put on hold due to COVID restrictions. As with our Justice and Ministry Connections, FCCF will reinstate our ministry with Immigrant Welcoming as we return to more regular church programming.
The church has an important role in the immigration discussion. Our faith tradition and sacred texts are saturated with stories about immigrants. We have a special ability and calling to reach out and love the neighbor—all of our neighbors. But it takes education, face to face encounters, and an
effort to engage the sensibilities of our faith.
We are proud to partner with El Pueblo de Flagstaff, a grassroots immigrant advocacy group that works in the following areas:
- Mutual Aid
- Rapid response and Community Defense
- Sanctuary Support Network and Deportation Defense
- Know Your Rights Trainings
For more information on Immigrant Justice efforts from the United Church of Christ:
Download the toolkit for Communities Supporting Central American Families Seeking Asylum by Rev. Randy J. Mayer, pastor of Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita, AZ.
Watch a recording of the webinar: Keep Families Together: UCC Webinar on Family Separation at the Border (June 21, 2018)
And see the most recent updates on border realities and forced migration from our partners, School of the Americas Watch: