Immigration

Local Church
Niurka Meléndez, a founder of Venezuelans and Immigrants Aid, offers practical information and advice to newcomers trying to navigate New York City. The aid group is a partner with the United Methodist Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in assisting the recent influx of asylum seekers there. Photo by K Karpen.

Learning to 'live welcome' in response to human need

New York church aims to fill a need through a migrant ministry that relies upon partnership to provide practical support to newcomers.
Immigration
The Rev. David Maldonado. Video image courtesy of IMU Latina (Iglesia Metodista Unida Latina) via YouTube by UM News.

United Methodists are called to care for the vulnerable

For migrants seeking safety in the United States, vulnerability becomes a constant companion. United Methodists are called to care for the vulnerable, be it physical, financial, legal or political.
Social Concerns
Olena Koval, a Ukrainian therapist who fled Kyiv when the war began, talks about the therapy groups she created for other women refugees living in Romania. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ministry offers therapy to Ukrainian refugees

A Ukrainian therapist who fled Kyiv when the war began had an idea to create therapy groups for women refugees after seeing that none existed, and The United Methodist Church in Romania helped make that a reality.
Mission and Ministry
Maria (left) and Daryna, who fled the war in Ukraine, have set up a business making embroidered baby blankets and other fabric items in a spare room at the United Methodist Hotel Hanul Fullton and community center in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Church helps Ukrainian refugees start business

The United Methodist Church in Romania runs a hotel that hosts a variety of ministries. They helped two Ukrainian women begin a sewing business on site.

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