All are invited to learn about the work of the Sanctuary Ministry Team, on Sunday, March 18 in Loper Chapel at 11:45 am.
Victoria Purcell-Gates will share a video on the work of Las Patronas, who have gained international acclaim for their work providing food and water to riders of the infamous La Bestia, the “death train” ridden by immigrants from Central America as they pass through Mexico.
The Nueva Esperanza Preschool Team will also make a presentation about how they are working with young Ma’am children from Guatemala to prepare them for success in US schools. The preschool, located at a church in the Fruitvale, is entering its third year of operation. The First Church 2018 volunteers include Victoria Purcell-Gates, Director, Carolyn Cox, Ken Iha, Jonell Lucas and Kathryn Parmeter.
We will also hear from the new Accompaniment Team (shown in the photo)—Rev. Molly, Carolyn Ash, Stan Boghosian, Andrea Trexler, Becky Smith and Tanya Lawrence—as they describe their work with a family from Central America.
Come help us focus on new ways to support our work with immigrants and refugees in the Bay Area.