Ontario Church Cooks Up Ways to Help Refugees

Over the past 7 years, the Refugee Committee of Meadowlands Fellowship CRC has helped eight (8) families move from places of desperation into a place of peace and hope for their futures. In order to support another refugee family, the committee recently held a unique fundraiser; an online Arabic cooking class!

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NewGround Partnership Helps Church Love Refugees

“The refugee crisis desperately needs churches to show up in ways that further hope, healing, and reconciliation in the world,” Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan, Open Homes Hamilton’s team leader, shared.

With the help of a NewGround grant, New Hope Church in Hamilton, ON showed up to partner with Open Homes Hamilton. This new partnership has allowed New Hope to welcome refugee claimants into communities of belonging and has reminded them of the transformative power of the ancient Christian practice of hospitality.

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