At the beginning of Tom’s sermon on December 6, he mentioned Ahmad Majid and his family, which includes his pregnant wife, along with a small group of refugees from Syria. This past summer Anemona Hartocollis, a journalist with the NY Times, joined this small group of desperate people as they traveled from Syria to find sanctuary. To read a full account of their story please click this link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/22/world/europe/syrian-refugees.html?_r=1
The Missions and Social Action Committee of our church has attended a couple of informational sessions to see how the people of the Upper Valley can be of help. A group of several churches and synagogues is forming and researching ways to assists families in need. On January 31, the Missions and Social Action Committee will be providing the sermon for the morning centered on the topic of our response to this refugee crisis. Please feel free to talk to Holly Young, Lucia Button, or Tina Towle, or you can also contact Ginny Moore at 802-222-9675 or via e-mail (VirginiaMJMoore@gmail.com) if you would like more information or would like to help out.