Supplying Help at the Border

7/19/2018 — Has your church been looking for a way to help in the crisis at the US / Mexico border? Here are two collections of supplies that your church can contribute to now. Our fellow UCC churches are doing the work at the border directly with both the children and adults who are coming across the border, being detained, and being released.  This is a tangible way to make God’s love and justice real and a way for us to help our sister churches doing the work.
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Missions Message: Sharing National UCC Response – “Keep Families Together”

In response to current events at the border, regarding the separation of children from their families, the Missions Team is sharing the information below with friends and members of Jackson Community Church. This reflects the response of the national United Church of Christ and offers a path for individuals who feel moved by this issue. For anyone who wishes, envelopes will be available at church to make contributions to UCC Ministries, specifying the Keep Families Together fund.

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Church & Community Service Opportunities

Community Service: • Serve as coordinator for county Emergency Food and Shelter Program to distribute FEMA funds to local nonprofits • Volunteer on the Jackson fire department. • Come by and tackle a church “honey do” task. • Sign up to prepare coffee, serve refreshments, greet people at front door, or offer special music during worship. • Consider joining a church team. • Donate tents or sleeping bags and toiletries to day resource center for housing-insecure valley residents.

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