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This Undocumented Mom Is Taking Sanctuary at an NYC Church to Fight Her Deportation

By Edgar / June 26, 2018

via Colorlines The southern border isn’t the only theater of immigration-based family separation. In New York City, Debora Berenice Barrios-Vasquez is fighting to stay in the U.S. with her two young citizen children. Click here to continue reading.

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Methodist minister Lea Matthews is on a mission to stop an undocumented mother from being deported

By Edgar / June 26, 2018

via Mic.com When Rev. Lea Matthews answered her phone in early June, she did not realize the call would be a divine one. “I got a call on a Saturday night and was informed that there was a family that needed an immediate safe space,” Matthews said in a video interview. “And would this church […]

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SPSA Providing Sanctuary for Immigrant Mother

By Edgar / June 26, 2018

via the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Earlier this month, the Church of St. Peter and St. Andrew United Methodist (SPSA) in Manhattan was asked to put into action a commitment they had made in January 2018 to become a sanctuary church… Click here to continue reading.

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Home Sweet Home!

By Hector / March 20, 2018

Upper West Side Church Offers Homeless a Home, and More : March 28, 2010 in The New York Times.

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Even in Churches, Wall Street Protesters Can’t Escape Watch of Police

By Hector / March 20, 2018

Even in Churches, Wall Street Protesters Can’t Escape Watch of Police: November 17, 2011 in The New York Times.

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Bottle-Cap Christmas

By Hector / March 20, 2018

BOTTLE-CAP CHRISTMAS TREES€ BRING DELIGHTED SMILES Charlene Floyd’s trash tree in front of the parsonage, from the November 2012 Interpreter Magazine.

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A Sweet Story

By Hector / March 20, 2018

A sweet story about a couple who met doing a play in the SPSA theater 20 years ago who returned to SPSA  to get married.  The New York Times, Oct. 27, 2013

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A Great Mission Team

By Hector / March 20, 2018

St. Paul & St. Andrew in the Community  A how-to by SPSA member Christie House, in the January-February 2014 issue of New World Outlook

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Theater About, And In, A Church

By Hector / March 20, 2018

Theater About, And In, A Church. A play about St. Paul & St. Andrew, performed in our theater http://www.westsidespirit.com/city-arts-news/20150217/theater-about-and-in-a-church West Side Spirit, Feb. 17, 2015

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Divest Endowment of Fossil Fuel

By Hector / March 19, 2018

  St. Paul & St. Andrew Divests Endowment of Fossil Fuels. The Board of Trustees’ historic decision is starting to ripple through the United Methodist community and beyond.

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