The Peace Partner network consists of individuals and institutions (congregations, dioceses, seminaries, etc) who are seeking to grow their peace and justice ministries with the support of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship
https://epfnational.org/. Explore this website and consider if you would like to get involved at this level of developing St. Andrew’s as a member of this national group who are supporting each other in local peace and justice initiatives.
Volunteers can continue to work each week end at the Habitat neighborhood build site or for an important one time day of volunteering see the Frame Day below.
* Special call for FRAME DAY Volunteers comes up Sept. 9 & 10. Sign up here as new housing starts get there walls put up.
* Click here to see our NEW video of the joint even and thanks for supporting this work of alternative housing for lower income people.
Registration is open for the Fourth Annual Border & Migration Ministry Summit, a virtual summit for anyone engaged or interested in migration ministries. Attendees will gather October 21 – 23 to learn from experts and reflect on migration topics through the lens of refugee resettlement, asylum & border ministries, and accompaniment. Early-bird rates will be available through Saturday, September 11.
Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) – of the Episcopal Church U.S.A. – is currently working in partnership with the U.S. government to assist Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders with resettlement and direct services through a network of 12 affiliates across the U.S. Support and/or read more here.
Immigrants are certainly ‘strangers and outsiders’. We seek to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Here is the latest from the Diocesan Immigration Ministries for September 2 addressing what’s happening on the Texas border with Mexico.
Respite Center San Antonio Respite Center opened its doors as a day-time resource for people seeking asylum. Located outside of San Antonio’s downtown hub, the respite center will welcome individuals and families referred by ministry partners along the border who continue to experience high numbers of people requiring shelter, after being approved and dropped off by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Originally scheduled for this Sunday August 15 has been postponed as the parish hall remains under repair due to the flooding in July. If and when alternate means to serving lunch comes to fruition, such as ‘to-go-meals’ we will inform you then.
Volunteers worked this past Saturday 8/7 at the Habitat neighborhood build site.
Click here to see the NEW video of the event and thanks for supporting this work of alternative housing for lower income people.