We are called to welcome the stranger and love our neighbors, both foreign and domestic, just as Jesus demonstrated in his care for the most vulnerable.
Spotlighting refugees and immigrants in your Sunday services is a way to live into this call.
Four Ways to Spotlight Refugees and Immigrants at church
Host a Refugee Sunday. Hosting an annual Refugee Sunday is a practical way for your church to stand with refugees and the displaced. We encourage pastors and churches to devote 1-2 Sundays per year to focus on loving our newest neighbors. We recommend promoting your Refugee Sunday at least one month out. Here are some resources you can use:
Spotlight refugees during announcements.
Pray for refugees during service. We invite you to pray for refugees and immigrants during your service or distribute prayers cards in your bulletins. (Praying for refugees).
Set up an informational booth. If you would like to set up a World Relief booth in your lobby we can provide you with printed materials to pass out. We would also be happy to host a booth and send a World Relief representative, if needed.