I do understand that some of us may not have the financial freedom to participate in this way.
Another way we can make a difference is by collecting donations for hygiene kits that the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is sending to these detention camps. Click here for the list of supplies. We will make announcements about when we will come to church to pack these kits, but I also heard some folks talking about having their own packing parties at home. If you are one of those, here is a link for assembly instructions and a packing label to Sager Brown.
If any financial contribution is a stretch for you, then you can call your Congress person. Friends as I said in church -- not all of us can do everything but every one of us can do something! Let us commit to doing what we can so we can make this world a better place for at least one other person.
On a different note -- I am excited to get to spend another year with you all at Broadway. I look forward to growing with you as a human and as a person of faith! Let us try new things! Let us not be afraid of failing or falling. Let us live boldly, love passionately and serve compassionately. Our God calls us to show love, share love, and respond in love. May we find ways to express our faith in the love to all who may intentionally or unintentionally cause us harm.