The Washington Association, which is a regional grouping of UCC churches like ours and whose main function nowadays is to offer educational and/or worship experiences, such as the combined worship services we’ve held over the years at Harwood Union High School and the Barre Opera House, will be meeting on November 6 at 1pm at the Bethany United Church of Christ in Montpelier.
The program for the meeting will feature Dr. Leslie Turpin of the School for International Training in Brattleboro speaking about refugee resettlement. Our Vermont UCC churches passed a resolution at our full annual meeting last April to educate ourselves about the refugee situation and to support Vermont’s efforts to be home to refugees. She will be speaking about her own experience working in a refugee camp in Cambodia in the 80’s and will talk about what it is like to be a refugee attempting to make a home in foreign land with foreign cultures, languages and religions.
You can read a copy of that resolution here.