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What’s New? 

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, MPUC and Beth Jacob Congregation hosted the monthly Interfaith Coalition on Immigration monthly prayer vigil  To view remarks from the event, click on the names below.  To learn more about ICOM, click here.

Paula Mackey

Rabbi Amy Josepha Ariel

To view a description of the Biden-Harris U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 click here.

If you would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities with our Sanctuary Work, please click on this Volunteer Form.

Our Apologia

Leviticus 19:33-34 (NEB)   When an alien settles with you in your land, you shall not oppress him. He shall be treated as a native born among you, and you shall love him as a man like yourself, because you were aliens in Egypt.

Isaiah 1:17 (NEB)    Pursue justice and champion the oppressed; give the orphan his rights, plead the widow’s cause.

Matthew 25:37-38 (NEB)    Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and fed you, or thirsty and gave you drink, a stranger and took you home, or naked and clothed you?

In January 2017, Macalester Plymouth United Church voted to become a Sanctuary Church.  Our Christian call to this ministry is twofold:

  • U.S. immigration policy demands we bear witness. Our faith compels us to pursue justice and to champion the cause of the oppressed. (Isaiah 1:17)
  • Our undocumented neighbors who are threatened by the current situation deserve personal compassion. Our faith compels us to offer these neighbors hospitality and refuge. (Matthew 25:37-38)


From Isaiah:
Roles of Sanctuary and Supporting Churches (PDF)

From the UCC:
How to Become an Immigrant Welcoming Church (PDF)
Memo on Sanctuary Movement 2014 (PDF)
Legal Risks (PDF)

From the PCUSA:
Update on post-election Sanctuary Movement
Webinar on Sanctuary Movement  (free registration required)
Story of Rosa Robles housed at Southside Presbyterain Church, Tuscon (article)

From Auburn Seminary:
Sanctuary in a Trump Era (video)

Sanctuary Toolkit (PDF)
Sanctuary Tactics and Strategy (PDF)

From New York Times:
Houses of Worship  to Serve as Trump Era Immigrant Sanctuaries