Let’s celebrate our recycling funds raised to support Africa through for Hands of Hope and International Health Partners. In the morning, at worship, we will dedicate our recycling funds. Then on Sunday evening it’s time to celebrate! Join us at the Lott’s 10435 Royal CRST in Glenshire at 5:00 p.m. We will eat around 6:00p.m. Each year our recycling funds go to a project in Africa. Who would have believed that by saving bottles and cans we used to throw away, we could make such a difference! Besides that, we help the environment, and it doesn’t take one penny! Everyone is welcome! Come planning on good food, great fellowship and a fantastic time! If you have questions, call or email Edie Lott.
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has convened ELCA ecumenical and inter-religious partners in a statement addressing concerns over a recent U.S. government policy calling for more stringent enforcement of federal immigration laws. The policy will most likely result in an increase in family separations.
The letter follows:
Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives, we are deeply disappointed and pained to hear this news.
We affirm the family as a foundational societal structure to support human community and understand the household as an estate blessed by God. The security of the family provides critical mental, physical and emotional support to the development and wellbeing of children. Our congregations and agencies serve many migrant families that have recently arrived in the United States. Leaving their communities is often the only option they have to provide safety for their children and protect them from harm. Tearing children away from parents who have made a dangerous journey to provide a safe and sufficient life for them is unnecessarily cruel and detrimental to the well-being of parents and children.
As we continue to serve and love our neighbor, we pray for the children and families that will suffer due to this policy and urge the Administration to stop their policy of separating families.
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