All Saints is honored to partner with the Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) by welcoming refugee families to the United States. CRIS works to insure that the families become self-sufficient. the advocate to ensure that the families are not exploited, discriminated against, or taken advantage of. CRIS is among the first to welcome a family and befriend them by providing emotional support.
At All Saints, we complete cultural education, along with training to understand what it means to be a refugee. With congregation donations of furniture, household items, food, hygiene items, and money, we are able to help set up an apartment and assist families with rent costs. We also help to stock a family's pantry, take them clothing shopping, to doctor appointments and church activities, and engage in conversation. Last August the Sunar-Kami family, some extended family who already were settled in the Columbus area and All Saints volunteers took a break from moving for a photo.
The Refugee Ministry group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month.