Refugees flee their countries amidst violence & persecution in search of a safe place to start over. They are vulnerable and marginalized. Our Christian tradition calls us to reach in love and community of faith has partnered with a local refugee resettlement organization called Opening Doors to help welcome refugee families over the last year. We raised over $6,000 in 2015 to support refugee resettlement. Then, in the fall of 2016 we welcomed a family of 4 from Iraq. We welcomed a family of 5 from Afghanistan early in 2017 and welcomed another family of 3 from Afghanistan in March.