We will begin collecting for our 2017 family that will be assigned to us soon. We will again be furnishing a home for a family fleeing the violence on the other side of this world we live in. Donations can be dropped off in the donation box in Fellowship Hall. For furniture donations, please contact Jim Speicher to arrange pick-up.
In 2017, the United Methodist Church of New Lenox will once again work in partnership with another congregation to help bring hope to a family from the other side of the world that has faced persecution and are looking for a better life here in America.
Last year, we helped a family fleeing a refugee camp in Africa. Two years ago, with the help of our congregation, we furnished an apartment for a family from Africa. We are thankful for our congregation who donated lavishly to support this family. This widowed mother of four now has hope for her family that had been living in a refugee camp in not the best of conditions.
In 2013, we helped to furnish an apartment for a family of 9 that had fled Iraq. They are now living near other family members in the Evanston area.
For more information on the Refugee One Program an Illinois Affiliate of
Church World Service go to http://www.refugeeone.org/