New Hampshire faith leaders have announced that they plan to trek from Manchester to Dover in a four day “Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice.” The walk will mirror the trip an immigrant who is detained by I.C.E. takes from the Federal Building in Manchester to the Dover Jail and possible deportation. The Walk is being planned by many faith groups that have held prayer vigils outside the Norris Cotton Federal Building in Manchester over the past year. It will pass through Continue reading Solidarity Walk 2018: Manchester to Dover – Wednesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 25
We invite members and friends of OSLC to nominate one or two persons in our congregation to be recognized as a MICAH Award winner(s) this fall. There are forms in the Narthex to be filled out with the name of your choice to be put in the designated box. You may also submit your choice by e-mail to the church office. Please give the name and a short description of why you chose that person.
We recently received this update on Wilfred, our Godson in Tanzania. Godparents for Tanzania provides scholarships for fifty young Tanzanians to attend secondary school, vocational training, college, and university. Through this program, we are sponsoring Wilfred. We have also received a letter from Wilfred, posted on the bulletin board at church.
Wilfred is 19 years old. He is a Form 6 student at Vunjo Secondary School, a Lutheran boarding school on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, near Moshi.
In his advanced level secondary studies (Forms 5 and 6), Wilfred is focusing on three subjects: history, geography, and English. English is Wilfred’s third language. His first two languages are Iraqw (the language of his tribe) and Swahili (the national lanugage of Tanzania). When we met with Wilfred in June, we were impressed with the improvement in his English over the past year. Continue reading Wilfred, Our Godson in Tanzania
Help Ensure the Powerful Presence Continues at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which continues to ask immigrants without documents to return for check-in meetings in Manchester, sometimes with airline tickets in hand. Our presence has made a difference in slowing down deportations especially for 60+ Christian Indonesians who came to the US many years ago. The next vigil will he held Tuesday August 21. Vigils are from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester. Carpool departs from the CCBA at 7:00 a.m.. We will return to the CCBA by 11/11:30 a.m. Please signup here.