Morning Forum Option at the May Presbytery Meeting
by Jim Krapf
"Immigration connects us," declared Amanda Craft at the Network Meeting of Guatemalan and U.S. partners in January. Amanda is previously one our mission co-workers in Mexico and Guatemala. She is now leading our office on immigration in Louisville.
You are invited to attend a forum on immigrants during the morning of our May 16 Presbytery meeting in Worthington. You will be supplied with resources from Amanda. You will hear presentations from and have opportunity to dialogue with local people. Participating will be the delegates visiting from our sister presbytery of Occidente, our police chief, an immigration attorney, human resource director of the meat packing plant, priest and staff of the Catholic Church, and representatives of a number of organizations as well as our immigrant neighbors.
If time and numbers permit, there will also be opportunity to tour the food pantry (located in Westminster) and a citizenship class (located in a center a half-block away.)
The objective of the forum will be for you to strengthen faithful connections by addressing fears, challenging naïve perspectives, and releasing your compassion as a follower of Jesus Christ.