Border Mission Trip Presentation
On Saturday April 13th, 3:00-4:30 pm, a group from Plymouth UCC in Madison will be presenting “Bringing the Border Home: Reflections on Immigration and the Wall,” sharing stories and reflections of their trip to the southern border of Arizona in January. Plymouth UCC is located at 2401 Atwood Avenue; street parking available only. Child care is available.
In addition to the slide-show presentation, Fabiola Hamdan, Immigration Affairs Specialist from Dane County Human Services, will provide some insight into the immigrant experience here in southern Wisconsin, and how we all can get involved in providing humanitarian aid and advocating for humanitarian immigration policies. Information will be available on how you can volunteer in local efforts. A free will offering will be gladly accepted at this event, to be distributed to local organizations working to help our immigrant neighbors.
Green Valley Arizona, where Plymouth’s mission group stayed, is just 40 miles from the border. Migrants, escaping violence, high unemployment, and poverty in Mexico and Central America, cross the border, mostly by foot and ill-equipped, through the harsh desert, desperate to find work and new lives. We traveled to Nogales (both sides of the wall) and learned of humanitarian efforts to help asylum seekers and migrants in distress, in part through desert water drops, desert searches for those needing assistance, and help for those deported across the border to Nogales, often having all their personal belongings taken from them before being sent back. We witnessed Operation Streamline, the immigration court proceedings. As one of our travelers noted, “One cannot help but be moved to action when one witnesses to what is actually happening at the border, as opposed to only listening to the politically-based commentary.”
Family Game Night
Saturday Nov. 17, 5-7 pm
Rev. Randy Mayer visit: public presentation and worship November 3-4, 2018
Annual Halloween Carnival for UNICEF
Saturday, October 27th, 2-4 pm
Make Music Madison
Join us for great music as we again are a host site for Make Music Madison on June 21, 11 am-4:30 pm, and 6 – 9 pm. Artists will be performing in our front yard (or inside if rain); some chairs provided, or bring your picnic blanket.
Plymouth Church to Host Conversations with Immigrants and Dreamers
“Promised Land, A Conversation” on Sunday afternoon on February 25, 2018
Sunday October 22
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Plymouth again is a host site for Gallery Night, this fall on Friday October 6th, 5-9 pm. On display will be amazing artwork by Lowell Elementary students, as well as some other (grown-up) artists. Refreshments will be served. Come and enjoy and be inspired!