Neighbors in Need Special Mission Offering

Support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the US. SUPPORT NIN

Neighbors in Need (NIN) supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. This years theme is “All Children Have the Right to Simply be Children.”  One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry. Two-thirds of the offering supports a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. The Neighbors in Need offering will be collected Sunday, October 3rd or you may give online at any time: SUPPORT NIN. One initiative supported by Neighbors in Need is described below.

Hope Station Nogales to provide reverse sanctuary to deportees in Mexico

A United Church of Christ sanctuary church offering immigrants refuge in the Arizona borderlands will soon be offering a place of hospitality, support and hope on the Mexican side of the border for people who find themselves deported from the United States. The Shadow Rock UCC Sanctuary Action Team and the Rev. Ken Heintzelman, in an extension of the spirit and intent of their ministry of sanctuary in Phoenix, are in the process of establishing Hope Station Nogales, in Sonora, Mexico.

The thought is Hope Station, which was funded in part by a $10,000 grant from Neighbors in Need, can be a place of transition, a place where people who are deported but have family in the U.S. can find a meal, safe lodging and assistance.

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