Immigration and Faith is Focus of Advocacy Day
United Methodist Advocacy Day 2011
The theme of this year's UM Advocacy Day is "Immigration and Faith." It will begin with a Service Project Partnership with CFUM (Children and Family Urban Ministries) in Des Moines on Monday, January 31st, at 4:00 PM, at Trinity UMC, 8th and College. Later that evening Carmen Lampe Zeitler, Executive Director of CFUM, will share some of the programs they offer, and ways local congregations can engage in outreach in their own communities.
On Tuesday, February 1st, the 2011 UM Advocacy Day will begin at 9:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 606 E. 9th, with workshops on immigration issues, followed by a visit to the Iowa State Capitol to meet with legislators in the afternoon. Keynote speaker for the event is Kristin Kumpf, a UM young adult lay person in the Northern Illinois A.C., where she is the Associate Organizing Director for the national Interfaith Worker Justice organization.
There is no registration fee, though free will donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the lunch and resource materials. To register, please go to: http://www.iaumc.org/events/detail/1414.
For more information, please go to the Advocacy web page, or contact Kristin Clark Nolan (email@example.com or 515-974-8911) or Naomi Sea Young Wittstruck (NSY.firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-974-8908). Please bring friends, family and coworkers to participate in living out their faith in transformative ways!