“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
University Christian Church has partnered with Refugee Services of Texas to help welcome newly arrived refugees from Afghanistan and other countries. There are many ways you can help welcome our newest neighbors and provide support during their transition to Fort Worth/Arlington- from welcoming families at the airport, donating household items, setting up apartments, providing rides to and from appointments, shopping for groceries and much more.
Refugee Services has welcomed over 150 Afghan individuals to Fort Worth over the past 2 months! With so many families arriving at once, they have not been able to secure housing for everyone. We are currently providing temporary housing for a family of 11 at the church and need volunteers to help serve as hosts at the church. The family we are hosting will move in to their own apartment after Thanksgiving (date TBD) and volunteers are needed to help move and assemble furniture, and serve mentors after the family is settled. To learn more or sign up to serve, CLICK HERE.
If you are able to provide temporary housing in your home and would like to learn more contact Rev. Jessica Vacketta
We are currently collecting household items for a newly arrived family of 4 and the family of 11 who has been staying at the church. Please review the Apartment Shopping List to see current needs and learn more. We ask that you do not drop off items without signing up for them first or contacting Meg Pitts.
Afghan Cultural Considerations
We ask volunteers to be considerate of Afghan culture and customs as they work to welcome new arrivals to our community.Learn More
Refugee Services of Texas
Learn more about the resettlement process and how you can help refugees beyond what we are doing as a church.
Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
We join Disciples across the country in welcoming Afghan Refugees!
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