Seeking Justice for Immigrants: After 41 years of being involved in the lives of refugee immigrants through sponsorship and resettlement, Church of the Servant is seeking God’s direction regarding our involvement in the lives of undocumented immigrants. Our response as a congregation could take several different forms and our purpose now is to study the different options before us and prayerfully seek God’s will as to which option presents the best opportunity for us to follow God’s call faithfully into the future. To help guide us in this decision, council asks that each of us at Church of the Servant engage in the following actions: pledge to pray daily for vulnerable immigrants, attend the Church Between Borders interactive workshop on the Wednesday nights of March 22 and 29 from 6-8:00 p.m. to help us engage immigration from a Biblical perspective, and review the Sanctuary Movement documents posted below. You are also encouraged to build relationships with the Latino community by signing up with other COS members to attend a worship service with our brothers and sisters in Christ at Comunidad Cristiana de Grand Rapids. This opportunity is available monthly but is limited to 8 people at a time.

Below are some links to resources on what it means to be a “Sanctuary Congregation.” As members of the church discuss this topic, it may be helpful to explore some of these resources.

Office of Social Justice: Immigration Reform

Office of Social Justice: Church Between Borders

What it means to be a Sanctuary Congregation