St. Paul’s to hold ‘Stand to Support Refugees’
CENTREVILLE — There are more than 65 million forcibly displaced people in the world today, the highest level ever recorded; 21 million are refugees. Over half of all refugees are children. Episcopalian Migration Ministries (EMM) is the Episcopal Church’s refugee settlement agency, saving lives and restoring hope for thousands of refugees that EMM welcomes and helps to resettle to the United States every year.
On Sunday, June 25, St. Paul’s Parish in Centreville will hold a “Stand to Support Refugees” Sunday. The observance will feature a service with special music and prayers as well as a featured speaker, Jenny Siegel.
Siegel is the refugee child protection coordinator at the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops where she monitors the placement of refugee children separated from their biological parents in the USCCB affiliated network across the United States. She has worked to protect the lives and interests of vulnerable children both domestically and internationally and is committed to creating just and welcoming communities for these youngsters.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Parish, 301 South Liberty St. Parking is available in the lot behind the church, which is entered from South Commerce Street. St. Paul’s is accessible for those with mobility assistance needs.
Everyone is invited to enjoy coffee and snacks following worship and then to walk with the congregation to the town’s Courthouse Square for public prayer. Please join the St. Paul’s community and “Stand to Support Refugees” at home and abroad.
For more information on “Stand to Support Refugees Sunday,” call Rev. Mary Garner at 443-988-8968. For more information on Episcopal Migration Ministries, visit www. episcopal migrationminintries. org.