Is your church interested in becoming a Sanctuary Church? Use the documents and links on this page to learn more.
If you want more information or are interested in signing up as a Sanctuary Church in the Massachusetts Conference, please contact John Allen of the Immigration and Refugee Concerns Task Team. Already voted to be a Sanctuary Church? Please contact Karen Methot to let us know.
A recommended new webinar offered by the United Church of Christ through the Insurance Boards. Access here.
Becoming A Sanctuary Church (PDF)
By the MACUCC Immigration and Refugee Justice Task Team
Sanctuary Not Deportation: A Faithful Witness to Building Welcoming Communities (PDF)
Provided by The Rev. Dr. Felix C. Villanueva, PCC
Conference Minister of the Southern California and Nevada Conferences, UCC
Becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation (PDF)
By UCC Justice & Witness Ministries
The Sanctuary Movement and Legal Risks (PDF)
A memo from UCC General Counsel Heather Kimmel, Jan. 6, 2016
Sanctuary Congregations and Harboring FAQ (PDF)
A fact sheet from the ACLU
How to Build a Coalition (Word)
4 Ways Your Faith Community Can Prepare for Sanctuary
Sanctuary Movement Sees Post-Election Resurgence. Here's How to Get Involved
By Donna Schaper, Dec. 5, 2016, for Sojourners
From The Washington Times: "Churches Vow to Offer Sanctuary to People in U.S. Illegally"
From the United Church of Christ:
"Commentary: Giving People Shelter is a Moral Duty", Witness for Justice