Refugee Resettlement: What’s Happening?
Five St. Mark’s parishioners and representatives from other Capitol Hill churches attended a meeting with Lutheran Social Services to discuss plans to welcome a family from Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan to the US. Lutheran Church of the Reformation has made the commitment and is taking the lead for the Capitol Hill faith network to prepare.
At St. Mark’s, we have had conversations about the refugee crisis for a number of months and now we have an opportunity for partnership with the Lutherans, Presbyterians and other members of the Capitol Hill community. This is a global crisis and lending our support is consistent with our faith values. A family may arrive very soon, and help is urgently needed in the following areas:
- Food and Clothing
- Housing and Furnishings