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St. James’s Episcopal Church Begins Discussion on Refugees

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Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services Executive Director Chris George will be the featured speaker on Sunday, Dec. 13, at St. James’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford.

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Many have been weighing in with their opinion about the Syrian refugee crisis in the past few days. “Here at St. James’s we welcome all people, and are excited about the opportunity to sponsor a refugee family,” said the Rev. Bob Hooper, rector of St. James’s West Hartford. “We as people of faith are called to serve all–especially the stranger or the refugee, it is in practically every book in the Bible.”

On Sunday, Dec. 13, after the 9:30 a.m. service (approximately 11 a.m.), Chris George, executive director of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) of New Haven will speak on the Syrian refugee crisis, and how, as a faith community, St. James’s Church can help out.

Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services provides lifesaving support, including temporary housing, clothing, food and health care, English language lessons, childcare, employment and legal services, all things essential toward self-reliance and successful integration into a new culture and society.

For more information about the program, please contact the church office at (860) 521-9620.

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