Our Father’s Day Project this year is going to be a little different. We are asking members of our Congregation to work with The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan working in Madison.

We will be doing this by putting together Resettlement Kits for families settling in Madison. We will have various containers in the narthex with tear-off lists of items that are needed to complete each kit. We invite you to tear off the items you are willing to provide and bring them to church on or before June 30. Even with the present refugee ban in place, LSS continues to provide intensive resettlement services to the more than 140 refugees who arrived in the three months prior to the ban. LSS works with refugee families to help them get established. When refugees arrive, LSS needs to have housing ready for them, equipped with beds and basic household items. They also provide English classes and cultural orientation, enroll their children in school, and connect them with doctors and other community resources, and help them find employment, all in an effort to help them become self-sufficient members of society.

We hope that you will participate by buying a few household items in honor of the fathers in your life and fathers all over the world.

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