June 18, 2019
Our friend, Jose Robles, has been living inside Gethsemane Lutheran Church for 365 days on June 28. He chose to do this rather than being deported and separated from his wife, 3 children, a grandchild, his extended family and his community. His U Visa application is still in process, so if he steps outside of the church, he is subject to deportation.
Courage for the Road Ahead. Marking the one-year anniversary of welcoming Jose Robles into sanctuary, Gethsemane Lutheran Church (911 Stewart Street) will host a gathering 9 am Friday, June 28, to deepen our courage to speak up for Jose and other immigrants, to hear from Jose, and to celebrate our community of care, support, and solidarity. Plymouth’s Immigration Ministry Team urges you to join us at this event at Gethsemane Church to show Jose we haven’t forgotten him.
Note: GLC parking spaces are reserved for speakers. On-street and local paid parking available nearby. Customers at Whole Foods on Westlake get free parking (5 min walk). We estimate about 45 minutes in the Sanctuary with optional refreshments afterwards, so hopefully those of you who work downtown could also join us. Thanks very much, Carol Mooney,
Immigration Ministry Team