Love the stranger, for you were strangers

On Sunday I preached about God’s call for us to love and welcome the stranger in light of the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe and around the world. Our scripture was Deuteronomy 10:12-22 with a focus on verse 19, “You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” As people of faith we are all called to work for God’s justice in the world particularly for those who are most overlooked and ignored. Below are a few ways you can learn more and get involved with the refugee crisis in particular. You can also check out the SPUMC mission page where you can connect into our mercy and justice ministries locally.

Grace and Peace,

Rev. Nicole


Learn More:

  1. Learn about the crisis by looking at the most recent statistics from The United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Do something:

  1. Donate through The United Methodist Committee on Relief.
  1. Donate through the International Refugee Committee (IRC).
  1. Email Katherine Nutile to be a part of SPUMC’s response through the International Refugee Committee. The IRC is seeking people to donate clothing, become mentor families or offer employment for refugees in Baltimore.


  1. Get advocacy materials here through Church World Service.

Do something through SPUMC missions for those in great need in our surrounding communities. Check out the SPUMC Missions page.