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Working Together to Support Syrian Refugees!

On the evening of November 23 we joined with the Vineland UM Church to help make hygiene kits for Syrian Refugees.  Over 300 kits were made and will start shipping out right away!

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The Dardar Family is in the news again!

The Dardar family was invited by the Mayor of St Catharines to attend the State of the City luncheon.  Bashar and Afifa posed for a photo and made the front page of the paper.  They feel very safe here and they were happy to meet the Mayor!  (Photo from the St Catharines Standard, Jan 30, 2016).

The Dardar family were invited to the State of the City address as guests of the Mayor of St Catharines.

The Dardar family was invited to the State of the City address as guests of the Mayor of St Catharines.

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Meet the Dardar Family!

We sponsored a family from Syria and they are here!  You can learn more about them in the slideshow available in two different formats at the following links:

Powerpoint: Dardar-Family

PDF: Dardar-Family

Many people from inside and outside of the church have helped to support this effort.  Special thanks to all who contributed!

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The First Menno – In The News Again

The St Catharines Standard just published a great article on our Refugee Sponsorship program!  You can see the article as follows:

Refugee News – Standard

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The First Mennonite Church is in the News!

We made local newspapers last week with discussion of our Refugee Sponsorship program.  In case you don’t get Niagara This Week or News Now you can see these articles at the following links:

Refugee_News_-_Niagara_This_Week

Refugee_News_-_News_Now

Many people are working together to support the family we are sponsoring.  If you would like to help as well just let us know!

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