Syrian Refugees

The Syrian Refugee Crisis is complex and challenging. Of course no country wants to import terrorism but Lebanon, Jordon, and the EU are not letting that stop them from providing compassionate refuge for those fleeing from Syria. The church has always been there to help resettle refugees and we want to help now! Remember the story of the Good Samaritan? Those who lived in fear walked by on the other side. Those who lived by humanity and love jumped right in.  The National Council of Churches adopts the call of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services to receive 100,000 new refugees this year in the United States. National Council of Churches endorses Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services Call to Receive Refugees


About Lorne Bostwick

I'm Senior Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and have completed the academic work for a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling at the Lloyd Center, San Francisco Theological Seminary. While labels can be confusing and definitions imprecise, I consider myself to be a theological progressive. I believe there is space in the room for all of us. The only exceptions are if you opt out because it is too hard for you to embrace the diversity in the room.

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  1. It sounds like you guys are doing great work!
    I run a local nonprofit (Little Hands Can) that gets kids connected to the community through community service and am looking for a way to get our kids involved in helping refugees. Do you do anything as a church that we could help out with?

    Check out our website at

    Can’t wait to hear back from you! Just email me at This could be a great partnership.

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