Newsletter: October 5, 2018

October 5, 2018 at 4:13 pm Categories: E-newsletter

October 5, 2018

The Message is Hope

First Alliance Church


First Alliance Family!

Thanks for your generous response to our appeal last Sunday to help resettle a refugee family. We raised more than enough! But money isn’t the only way that you can help. We have put together a team of folks that are going to continue to be involved in other various aspects of settling this family for

at least the first four months.

Our family is a young family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who have been in transition in Uganda for some time. The husband and wife are in their early thirties with a 4 year old son and a 3 year old daughter.

We will have a table set up in the atrium this Sunday to give you an opportunity to join this team. Here are some of the opportunities to serve:

  • Donating items to furnish their apartment. For a list of items needed, Click HERE.
  • Help stock their pantry before their arrival.
  • Meeting the family at the airport on Wednesday, October 17th (Time TBA)
  • Helping them shop for clothing after arriving – many refugees arrive with little more than the
  • clothes on their backs.
  • Providing transportation for appointments, school enrollment, English classes, etc.
  • Helping with English practice.
  • Providing food for the first 2-3 weeks.
  • Taking them shopping and helping them learn the “American system” of shopping.
  • Helping the family to gain familiarity with our community.
  • Spend time building friendships with our family.

Come see us at the booth on Sunday, and sign up to be involved! If you have furnishings to donate, check the list first and then contact

This is an opportunity to serve, but also to get another perspective on life, and to practice hospitality.

Blessings on your weekend,

Kerry Dorrell

Pastor of Missions & Worship

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