As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. God uses our voices, through our advocacy efforts, to restore and reconcile our world. To advocate regularly, sign up with ELCA Advocacy, or other partner organizations, to get occasional advocacy requests/opportunities by email (or check CTK’s Facebook regularly, where we post these requests):
AMMPARO is a mission of the ELCA to Accompany Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities.
As a congregation we are commited to support and advocate for compassionate immigration policies that affect migrants from Central America on Texas’ Southern Border as well as our neighbors in the Houston community.
Our June Mission Offering will support the Christ the King AMMPARO Committee’s activities. The committee reviews needs and resources on an ongoing basis. Recent initiatives include:
- Enhancing efforts by St. James Lutheran Church/Santiago Apòstol to provide financial and other assistance to immigrants often excluded from government programs, and
- Supplementing the Christ the King Lutheran Church Foundation’s 2021 grant that will provide funding for application fees for young people applying for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to our partners at BakerRipley, there is a high need for financial support of these applicants and this is a very impactful way to donate
Here is a link to the ELCA AMMPARO update: A wholistic approach to migration
Watch a video
Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Contact Beverly to join.
Pastoral Intern Sergio Rodriguez will lead an open Zoom discussion group over the recent movie, Just Mercy, and its portrayal of contemporary justice issues. Join us on July 7 at 6:00 p.m. for this important talk on systemic racism and our spiritual and moral values. Don’t worry if you can’t see the movie. Participants will be able to appreciate the conversation around the movie’s themes.