As a community of faith, Robbinsdale United Church of Christ is committed to opening our doors to an immigrant family in need of sanctuary. We are open to this call at any time, day or night. We will do what the U.S. Congress has refused to do: protect immigrants from an immigration system that is separating families and deporting people who are woven into the fabric of their communities and congregations.
When we hear the cries of the people, we open ourselves up
This means that when we hear about this need, we would provide shelter, meals, and other basic needs. It may be for one day or, in rare events, a year. In any case, the more we sacrifice with this family, the more we learn about the capacity of God’s love and our hospitality. We can only do this with the support of the congregation, the wider church, and the open-hearted space of the Holy Spirit.
We also thank our partners in the Minnesota Conference UCC and the National Setting of the UCC who are willing to provide resources if, and when, a family came to need our congregation. When we hear the cries of the people, we open ourselves up to the sacrifice and love that comes with living our Gospel message.