Newsletter: Documented by Love - May-June, 2017

Documented By Love
is an Action Network working on issues related to documentation of immigrants, Sanctuary churches; educating ourselves, our churches, Annual Conferences and Jurisdiction on issues; providing resources.  

We are reminded that the immigrant deportation in the USA is NOT a new problem.  The Director of CAUSA in Salem, OR, commented that Trump is just carrying out Obama's policies but using much more vitriolic language.  OK, it got my attention, and I have learned much from our work together. 

We have three things to offer in this May-June WMJM Newsletter:
1) Join our NETWORK 4th Tuesdays, 9 am PST;
2) Celebrate INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE DAY on June 20 (worship resources on PDF below);
3) Ideas for workshops for your AC or area.
      If you have questions feel free to email me, Brenda Wills at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with DOCbyLOVE as the subject.

 1) Join our NETWORK 4th Tuesdays, 9 am PST

We invite ANYONE to join our monthly Zoom meetings to share resources and network.  This is especially true if you are NOT in a big metropolitan area or feel isolated for whatever reason.  Join us for our next meeting, 9 am PST on the 4th Tuesday of the month (JUNE 27) by simply downloading the FREE ZOOM app on you computer (also may simply call in)   On June 27, at 855 am PST just join us at this Zoom link!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,946305797# or +14086380968,946305797#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 946 305 797
International numbers available here.

Half-page flyer for Annual Conference Handouts: (PDF - 2.6mB)


JUNE 20 is International Refugee Day.  This is NOT a new day – see  the website for information is and then check resources.  For GREAT WORSHIP RESOURCES check the website is http://www.ccm and then go to the section on "Commemorate Persons who Lost their lives on their way to seek safety. The CCME resource is Euro-centered but can be adapted to the US situation and/or used as part of the education about the global issues of immigration.  
See worship resources on PDF, thanks to Carol Seckel. Additional resources (PDF)

3) Ideas for workshops for your AC or area

Thanks to Claudia Roberts (Web link):

Bystander Training | 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Led by Rev. Terri Stewart
Who is my neighbor? What must I do? Jesus answered with a parable. We know the story of the good Samaritan….Join us to learn good strategies to use in your daily life to interrupt racist, homophobic, or sexist behavior that leads to the safety of all involved. This workshop will be led in a Peacemaking Circle format.

Sanctuary Training: Building a Sanctuary Community | 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Led by Kristin Kumpf, team members Rev. Lyda Pierce, Rev. Jorge Rodrigues, and Claudia Roberts.
From the most ancient biblical period….Those fleeing persecution and those most in need have sought sanctuary with Christians.   At this workshop, we will explore practical helps and resources as we walk through the process of learning how to begin the Sanctuary process and build relationships cross-culturally.