10 Christian pastors decided to have a service in the field next to the Federal Prison in Sheridan on Sunday Morning.
They wanted to bring the people together and protest in a holy way. Although, President Trump has supposedly stopped separating families there is still work to do. His new policy is confusing and unworkable. And, he has already separated thousands of families and is not putting them back together.
Over a hundred men are being held in the Sheridan prison because they got caught in Trump's Zero Tolerance policy. Some of them have been separated from their families. They are also being held without communication to the outside world. They haven't had visitation of any kind. No lawyers, no outside help. Remember, they are being held in a prison without due process!
When the Sikhs heard about the Ecumenical Service (a Christian service across denominations) they asked to be a part of it. Now the service is Interfaith, and, additionally, the Sikhs are serving a Langar (community meal).
Action of the Week
Attend and worship together with Christians, Sikhs and many others. The service is in a field outside of the Sheridan Federal Prison this Sunday, the 24th, at 11pm (tomorrow).
Sheridan Fishing Pond, South Side Park
SW Ballston Rd, Sheridan, OR 97378
Details are here! Read up on the location, parking and what to bring. Think about chairs and a good sun hat. The forecast is for sun, and a high of 84. For continued updates check the Facebook page.
If you want to help out -- they still may need volunteers.
They need volunteers to help with parking, shuttling, security, and traffic. If you can help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and arrive at 9:30am for an orientation.
Sound System: They are still looking for a good sound system. It needs to be battery-operated. Or, if you have a small generator that can power a sound system, please let email@example.com know ASAP.
Lunch: Is there a person or congregation willing to bring biodegradable sectioned plates, spoons, napkins, water cups for 300? Will you firstname.lastname@example.org know?
Van & Driver: We’re looking for a van and driver that can help shuttle people between the worship site and overflow parking. Might this be you? E-mail email@example.com.
In Love and Faith,
Rev. Katie Larsell
PS During this moral crisis for our country, I have been sending out Actions of the Week a little more often than once a week. It seemed like the right thing to do.
Sept 15 -- Oregon Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice Annual Social Justice Conference. Mark your Calendar
Printable PDFs of
Action of the Week here.