AMMPARO stands for “Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities”.
All Sierra Pacific Synod congregations are invited to become AMMPARO Welcoming Congregations. Three workshops will be offered in the Synod to introduce the AMMPARO strategy, give participants information from community experts about accompanying and advocating for migrants, and tell the story of an asylum-seeker and her sponsor and the congregation that is accompanying her through that journey.
Workshops will be the following dates and locations.
- August 26, 10am-2pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 20080 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA
- September 30, 10am-2pm at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1550 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA
- October 14, 10am-2pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. Pleasant Avenue, Lodi, CA
Pre-register and state your lunch requests at the Sierra Pacific Synod AMMPARO website. Registration fee will be $10 per person if pre-registered online by August 23, September 27, or October 11 prior to each workshop. After those dates, registration will be $15 per person. Checks can be written to the Sierra Pacific Synod, noting “AMMPARO” in the memo line. All checks will be accepted at the door.