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World Refugee Day

Refugee Ministries Sunday

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 11:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House

On Refugee Ministries Sunday, join our rector Simon Mainwaring for a panel discussion about issues affecting refugees with three guest speakers:

  • Dr. Gulshan Harjee is a physician who has fled more than one country because of war, and currently serves diverse communities that include former refugee and immigrant patients
  • Mary Baxter is the ESOL Coordinator of World Relief, a refugee agency that is a new partner of our Refugee Ministries program
  • Anamaliya is the author of memoir, Terrorized in Rwanda, Healed by Grace, that describes her experience surviving the Rwandan genocide

We also have an interfaith art exhibit that was created by children from Vacation Bible School and Refugee Ministries and a photo display of them creating the art together. Today’s coffee is from Refuge Coffee Co., a nonprofit coffee shop that provides intentional job training, mentorship, and community support in Clarkston.

Questions? Contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Opportunities to serve with Refugee Ministries…

Help Drive Refugee Children to and from Swim Lessons

Saturdays, June 22 through August 10, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.,
Wade Walker Pool, 5605 Rockbridge Rd SW, Stone Mountain, GA

All Saints’ has a partnership with YMCA Atlanta to provide swim lessons for refugee children thanks to the efforts of parishioner Buck Winfield. We invite volunteers to drive refugee children to and from Clarkston and their lessons at the Wade Walker YMCA in Stone Mountain. Volunteers are welcome to work out while they wait for the children to finish their lessons or swim with your own children in the free swim area. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Refugee Ministries: Swimming Buddies

Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m., Lyman Lake House;
Saturdays, July 20, and August 24, 10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m., locations TBD

Cool off with Refugee Ministries this summer and enjoy some swimming fun in the sun with our refugee friends. This is a great opportunity for families with children, and we can provide service hours for teens. We also need volunteers to transport our refugee friends; drivers must be at least 25 years old. The June 29 event is a wonderful trip the Lyman family’s lake house (located an hour outside of Atlanta) and includes boating and jet skiing. For locations and more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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