Refugee Sunday!

Written by Melanie Lamere on Aug 03, 2016 in Uncategorized - No Comments
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refugee sunday, college church, Northampton, world vision, pioneer valley

Merlin/DMC keyword: SYRIA_REFUGEE_RESPONSE A Syrian family receives a tent at Za’atari Refugee Camp, where at least 120,000 people are registered. Za’atari is the second-largest camp in the world and the fourth-largest population center in Jordan. 

You’re invited!

Brothers and Sisters,

We are hosting a Refugee Sunday on August 21st to inform the Valley and its churches about the refugee crisis and how we can share the love of Christ. We are partnering with World Vision to provide a 360-degree virtual experience with state-of-the-art Oculus goggles. The short film is 8 minutes long and walks the participant through the life of a young boy and his family.

We will be offering this from 11am-12pm after our 10am service, as well as 6pm-8pm that night. Over 1,000,000 refugees have fled from the Middle East to Europe over the past few years, millions more have been displaced- and they are hurting. This is a crucial time in which the Church can really be the hands and feet of Jesus to these people.

Our hope is that this will be an educational time for the Church and will give people ways (prayerfully and financially) in which they can act.

refugee sunday, world vision, pioneer valley, college church, northampton

Merlin

Here are some links for more information. If you have any questions, please email Cassie.

Question and answer about the refugee crisis

https://www.worldvision.org/wv/news/Syria-war-refugee-crisis-FAQ

http://www.worldvision.org/our-impact/syrian-refugees

We hope to see you there.

College Church
58 Pomeroy Terrace, Northampton
413-586-0057
Pictures taken from worldvision.org. There some great resources there to learn more about this crisis.