New group aims to support immigrants
Want to help your immigrant neighbors? Want to find out how to increase our church members’ involvement in helping immigrant neighbors?
From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, Falcon Heights Church is hosting the inaugural meeting of CAN, the Coalition to Accompany (Immigrant) Neighbors. We will be activating a group of concerned neighbors to provide support to immigrant families in our community facing issues today. Come and find out what it’s all about and how you can get involved!
6:00 — Welcome and introduction to CAN
6:10 — Individual introductions: Name, where you live, what community of faith you are connected to
6:25 — CAN: immediate needs vs long-term goals
- Immediate needs: equip a small group of people to provide support to immigrant neighbors as an extension of Ana’s ministry
- Long-term goals: engage congregations in the IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory), have quarterly meetings for CAN group to gain support, insight, education, expand partnership by building relationships with other nonprofits, advocacy groups, and community organizations.
- Tonight we are focusing on the immediate need of activating a group of concerned neighbors to provide support to immigrant families in our community facing issues today.
6:45 — Current situation and urgent needs: Describing the current situation and needs, explaining desired form of communication between her, families, and CAN members, ways that CAN members can accompany families.
7:20 — Accompaniment vs. “saving”
7:35 — Note on confidentiality and privacy
7:45 — Group inventory – interests, availability
8:00 — Closing prayer