- General News
Dear Partners in Faith, Happy New Year!
As you know, we at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church have provided physical Sanctuary for Rosa Gutierrez Lopez since December 10, 2018. In the past three weeks we have set into motion specific protocols and support systems to provide security, hospitality, and comfort for and with Rosa and her family.
Your outpourings with offers of generous support have been encouraging. Cedar Laners have been present 24/7 from the beginning. We feel confident in the protocols we have put into place over the past three weeks. We are ready to accept your offers to share in providing volunteer support to Rosa in Sanctuary as long as she needs it.
To that end, we need you to be present and to share with us the responsibilities and delights of walking with Rosa through this extraordinary time.
We have scheduled TWO volunteer trainings at Cedar Lane for our close-by DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network partners. Please attend one or both.
- Saturday, January 5, 9-11am; refreshments at 8:30 am
- Thursday, January 10, 7-9 pm; refreshments at 6:30 pm (repeat of January 5 training)
Please send all your interested volunteers to this vital and necessary training so that we can share with you what’s required to keep Rosa safe and comfortable. She will be present at each training. Volunteers who are interested in helping our Crew Leaders in the area of daytime and nighttime companionship are most needed at this time, but there are opportunities for many different types of participation. Spanish speakers are encouraged to participate. Everyone must be background
checked before they can serve and Cedar Lane will execute that process.
We will expect that each congregation that participates will have a point person with whom our Crew Leaders can communicate on a regular basis. Please appoint someone now to serve that role and encourage them to attend one or both of the trainings.
Come to learn more about how we all can be a part of the community supporting Rosa!
RSVP is critical. Send your replies to Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 4.
Please email if you need more information.
In hope for peace and justice through love,
Charlene Belsom Zellmer for Sanctuary Leadership Group
Immigrant Justice Ministry Team
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church