Belmont Religious Council Annual Meeting
The Belmont Religious Council’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the First Church of Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The theme is a kick-off for a potential consortium of faith and community groups to work together to help resettle refugees coming to Massachusetts. Organizers will provide information and open dialogue about the feasibility of Belmont’s residents becoming a partner in the Resettle Together – Partners in Local Refugee Resettlement program led by the International Institute of New England (IINE). IINE’s Director of Partner Engagement, Cheryl Hamilton, will describe the resettlement process and discuss actions concerned Belmontians can take to help locally alleviate the consequences of the world refugee crisis.
After a brief business meeting, Cheryl and her staff will speak for 45-minutes, followed by an opportunity for Q&A. At the conclusion, interested people can meet to explore getting to work, i.e., next steps. We will need a quorum for the business meeting, so please make an effort to send at least one representative from your congregation to arrive by 7:00 when the business portion of the meeting will begin. The BRC has many exciting potential projects ahead of it, like the resettlement program, but it needs representation and support from all our member congregations. Please join us for this exciting meeting!