The diocesan Eucharistic Festival is this weekend, and there is a long tradition of designating half of the offering to benefit a ministry beyond the diocese. Bishop Matt Gunter has determined the recipient for 2022 will be Episcopal Migration Ministries. EMM monitors and oversees the work of 11 affiliate partners in implementing major programs and initiatives. These services include welcoming families when they first arrive, providing initial housing, ESL classes, medical resources, job assistance, youth programs, and more.
This is a critical time for Episcopal Migration Ministries and the life-saving work they do. EMM has welcomed and resettled more than 100,000 refugees through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program since the 1980s. In 2021, EMM welcomed individuals from 24 countries to 12 communities across the U.S. It continues to offer a ministry of welcome that allows continued resettling of vulnerable populations, assisting arriving Afghans, and respond to the crisis in Ukraine.
"In these days of dislocation caused by strife of all kinds, including war, supporting the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries is so important" Bishop Matt Gunter shared. "Serving refugees during their initial days in the U.S. through a process of finding employment and building a future in new communities Is something we can all support. I am reminded of the verse in Hebrews (13:1-2) that showing hospitality to strangers may be showing hospitality to angels without knowing it."
Let’s join together and support a voice of welcome and hope for our refugee neighbors and friends. If you are unable to attend the Festival, you are still welcome to give to support EMM at episcopalmigrationministries.org/donate-now.
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