Las Misiones District and San Antonio Region Justice for Our Neighbors will present a Who Is My Neighbor Now? Workshop on churches’ possible responses to the immigration crisis for any interested, on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon, at University United Methodist Church, in the John Wesley Room, at 5084 De Zavala Road, San Antonio. All are invited. Though advance registration is not required, it is requested! Please send name, email and phone number to Rev. Sharon Freeto at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the District Office at 210-408-4520.
Information will be shared about the options churches have in mission, the legal implications of the variety of possible responses, ways in which individual Christians can become more involved, the on-going work of the San Antonio Region Justice for Our Neighbors, (our faith-based legal aid organization), and the many ways in which the United Methodist Church is responding on regional and national levels. Dialogue and discussion will be encouraged.
The San Antonio Region Justice for Our Neighbors Staff Immigration Lawyer, Juan Castro will address legal issues for churches and individuals wanting more information via video. Mr. George Chumillo, local Immigration lawyer, and SARJFON Board Member, will be present to answer specific questions following the video. Abel Vega, Rio Texas Conference Director of Outreach Vitality, will outline the response of the Rio Texas Immigration Response Team.
In addition, Rev. Suzanne Isaacs, Executive Director of San Antonio Region Justice for Our Neighbors, an Immigration Ministry of the United Methodist Church, will share the organization’s mission and ministry.