After the positive results of the straw poll at the June UUAA Annual Meeting, the Immigration Action Coalition is moving forward to prepare for a special fall vote on UUAA becoming a level-one sanctuary congregation. Level-one congregations agree to be ready and willing to physically host someone in sanctuary when the need arises.

A Sanctuary Task Force has been formed and is made up of staff members, the Ministerial Team, the Board, and the Immigration Action Coalition. This task force is working to finalize logistics and legal details in preparation for an affirmative vote. On Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm, The Immigration Action Coalition is scheduling additional programming on the topic, including listening to a recorded presentation put on by the American Friends Service Committee on how to provide sanctuary, which will include a segment given by Jeanette Vizguerra about her experience when she was in sanctuary in Denver.

Other preparations are taking place as well. Betsy Price is leading a joint effort to make a handmade quilt for our potential partners living in sanctuary. Congregants have been eager to participate and make this physical symbol of caring and welcome. The quilt has been named "The Village Quilt" and is coming along quite quickly. We look forward to the quilters showing off their hard work soon! Thanks to all those making this quilt! Questions? Look for the Sanctuary Table during Social Hour or contact Cesilie Cordovilla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..