The Justice For our Neighbors (JFON) Peace and Justice Clinic is a joint ministry in partnership with the Western NC Conference. Here is an opportunity for you to participate or to go for needed services. We have a real need for Spanish interpreters in this critical ministry that shares the love and hospitality of Jesus.
“Professor Sean Lew and 15 law students from the Charlotte School of Law who are taking an advanced immigration course will join the other volunteers at the March 12th Peace and Justice Clinic at Matthews United Methodist Church. They are interested in seeing and participating in the clinic’s hospitality ministry associated with the delivery of high quality free immigration legal services. They will be at the clinic from 9 a.m. until 12 noon on that date.
Matthews United Methodist Church is located at 801 S. Trade Street, Matthews NC 28105. The clinic is held in the Boy Scout facility called the Eagle’s Nest. The Eagle’s Nest has a sign which says “Troop 39 Matthews United Methodist Church.” There are also clinic signs on the day of the clinic to guide you there.
This is a unique opportunity for the clinic and our communities. Whereas we only schedule appointments for 8 to 10 clients at a normal clinic, we have the potential of seeing many more at this March clinic. The clinic’s appointment line is 704-815-1947. Please call for an appointment. Or, if you’d like, e-mail Trish Pegram, the attorney/deacon for the clinic, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In addition, with this opportunity, we also have need of more interpreters than usual. Please e-mail Trish if you can volunteer as an interpreter for this special event.”
If you would like to support this critical ministry through your donations, you can simply place your offering in any United Methodist Sunday offering with it noted: P&J Clinic – S00198. You can also mail your donations by sending to: Peace & Justice Clinic – S00198, P.O. Box 60053, Charlotte, NC 28260-0053. 100% of your gift to the Peace and Justice Clinic will be used in this specific JFON ministry.
If you would like to support the general church ministry that provides the framework for JFON ministries across our nation, you can give to Justice for Our Neighbors, UMCOR Advance #901285. You can give on-line at: JFON Advance.
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