Sanctuary Working Group
This group was formed to address the growing need of the immigrant community in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The work utilizes webinars and dialogs to become better prepared to offer assistance, protection and sanctuary. We work closely with American Friends Service Committee and Casa Freehold, among other groups and help in a myriad of ways, including volunteering, fundraising, accompaniment, and participating in rallies for Immigration Reform.
In early 2019, the governing body of the township where UUCMC is located officially opposed New Jersey’s status as a “sanctuary state.” In response, Rev. Virginia crafted a letter (read it HERE) that was signed by religious leaders in our community. She was able to read the letter at a Middletown Township committee meeting on April 15. See the picture below.