2 Toronto churches to sponsor an LGBTQ2S+ refugee.
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church is embarking on a new journey in partnership with Jubilee United Church. In late July, the United Nations identified a person living in a refugee camp in eastern Africa as an individual at risk of harm because of their identification within the LGBTQ2S+ community. In response, the United Church of Canada put out a call to congregations who would be prepared to sponsor this person as a refugee to Canada. We are pleased to announce that this call was heard and we are taking action. This will be a long journey for our community in relationship with this person. Three volunteers from our congregation will join together with three volunteers from Jubilee United Church in Don Mills to support this work directly. We ask everyone to keep the people involved in your prayers as we welcome a new person to this country, offering them an opportunity to live an authentic life without fear of abuse or torture for simply being who they are. We will provide updates and requests for specific assistance as we go forward. If you are able to support this work, please connect with Rev Greg Daly.
Rev. Gregory Daly
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church
33 East Rd, Toronto ON M1N 1Z9