Support Immigrant Children
Our team has been invited to visit the Tornillo Facility again this weekend to lead worship, do crafts, and connect to the teens there. Rev. Owen Ross of the North Texas Conference will lead that team, which includes Rev. Victoria Robb Powers from HPUMC and other Christian
If you wish to help fund the travel and materials for these teams you can do so by clicking on the button below.
Under the leadership of Rev. Elizabeth Moseley, HPUMC organized an interfaith team to lead worship at the Tornillo Facility for unaccompanied minors who have entered our country. They led worship for 400 teenagers being held there. They also had the opportunity to do crafts and talk with the teens. If there are future opportunities to minister to children who are away from their families, we will post those here.
If you wish to donate you can do so by clicking the button below. We will assess the needs and direct your gifts to faith-based groups working with the children.
“What does the Lord require of you? Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Are you feeling compelled to provide assistance immigrant children in our state? As we support teams that are ministering to the children and youth in US custody, please consider donating to help us send these teams as described above.
The official statement of the UMC regarding the rights of immigrants states that "we recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We affirm the right of all persons to equal opportunities for employment, access to housing, healthcare, education, and freedom from social discrimination. We urge the Church and society to recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all. We oppose immigration policies that separate family members from each other or that include detention of families with children, and we call on local churches to be in ministry with immigrant families.” (The United Methodist Book of Disciple)
Read an update from Rev. Elizabeth Moseley's experience visiting the Tornillo Facility.
Further, our Senior Minister has issued the following letter.
A letter from Laura Bush.
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