Church of the Resurrection has chosen the season of Advent to give our time and our resources to one of our local mission ministries. Just as God reached down to love us in this season, we want to reach out to love others.
This Advent, we are focusing on refugees through World Relief. We are collecting Welcome Kits and assembling a Good Neighbor team. Here's how you can participate:
A Welcome Kit contains most of the items needed to furnish an apartment for a newly arriving refugee family (other than big furniture and appliances.) Items include kitchen utensils, cleaning supplies, linens, dry goods etc. Contribute items from our online registry below.
A Good Neighbor Team is matched with a newly arriving refugee family and helps them adjust to their new life in the United States. Team members have specific roles including airport pickup, ESL tutoring, job skills mentoring, and health advocacy.
Resurrection currently has two teams already serving, and we're launching a new one in the spring/summer.
Over 65.6 million of the world’s population has been forcibly displaced. Families have been forced to flee their homes, communities, and the worlds they know. The refugee crisis is one of the greatest, most complex humanitarian crises of our generation. –World Relief
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want go far, go together. –African Proverb
As a church we have the opportunity not only to assist families with acute need, but to build relationships that will last and facilitate transformation. World Relief provides excellent volunteer training and resources that come from years of working with refugees from all over the world.
Learn more about World Relief DuPage-Aurora by visiting their website.
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