It is estimated about 10% of the people living in Georgia are immigrants. Some have documents and some don't. Regardless their legal status, they are our neighbors, and we as the body of Christ have a responsibility to love and welcome them. This is not a political issue (although there are political aspects to it), it is a theological one. It has been said, "If you take immigration out of the bible, we have no Bible." Immigration is a huge part of our faith stories, and yet many of us in the church do not know enough about the theological, legal, and personal realities welcoming our un(der) documented and documented neighbors to know where to begin in ministry.
Until now... Join us at Trinity United Methodist Church in Dalton, Georgia on Saturday, September 7 from 10 AM - 3 PM at the "Immigrants in Our Backyard" conference. There we will hear from a theologian, a lawyer, and a United Methodist immigrant to learn more. For more information you may contact Rev. Ash McEuen by phone or text at 423-777-0357.
Continuing Education Credits available upon request: Attending .5; 1 point for reading after the workshop. Contact: Juan Quintanilla
if interested in receiving these credits.