Dear Belmont friends,

At times, I will confess feeling overwhelmed by the events unfolding on our national stage. Many of you have been moved by Mike DuBose's photos from the border or seen heart breaking photos in the media this week. Our baptism vows and the prophetic tradition calls us to lift up our voice and speak out against all forms of injustice, evil, and oppression. Let us remember that Jesus was a child refugee received by the people of Egypt, and that Jesus tells us our lives and legacies will be judged at least in part by the manner in which we welcome the stranger and the immigrant. So I invite you to join with other Methodists and raise your voice by contacting our elected officials and encourage them to legislate and govern with compassion and justice for all of God's children.

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Pastor Paul

Photo by Mike DuBose