Syrian Refugee Crisis; an update and our moderator’s views

 

Syrian refugee update from the United Church of Canada – Dec 1 2016 

As of Advent 2016, UC congregations in Canada have raised over $8 million to sponsor more than 900 refugees. In addition more than $1 million was raised for the Syrian Refugee appeal for helping out  Mission & Service partners assisting refugee camps.   ( source – advent letter from Moderator – received late Nov. )

To donate to M&S  – go to UC web site or call 800-268-3781 x 2738.

Locally there are many United Church’s sponsoring Syrian families or fundraising to support other church’s. ie Calvary United, Byron United to name a few. If you want to help Calvary, the contact there is Steve Hebden at 519-636-8814.

For More Information – For more information about this humanitarian crisis and for details about how to make a donation, please visit The United Church of Canada’s webpage on the Syria Refugee Appeal.

See the thoughts of our new Moderator, the Right Rev Jordan Cantwell on this issue and 3 steps you can take to help. Moderator’s thoughts and plans re Refugee crisisportrait_cantwell

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