Thanksgiving Awards Luncheon Set for October 16th!

4 Hands together - interrOn Friday, October 16th, Justice For Our Neighbors DFW will hold its first Annual Thanksgiving Awards Luncheon to honor churches and individuals for their devoted work on behalf of immigrant communities in the region.

The luncheon, featuring live music and a meal catered by Paradise Cove Restaurant, is being hosted by Grapevine First UMC, 422 Church Street Grapevine, TX 76051. Festivities begin at 11:30 AM and the program is scheduled to conclude by 1:00 PM.

Individuals to be honored at the luncheon will include Rev. Dr. Larry George and Rev. Dr. Gary Lindley, who will receive the Advocacy Award. Grapevine First UMC, Arapaho UMC, and Genesis UMC, all host churches for JFON DFW clinic sites, will each receive the Justice Award. Pleasant Mound/Urban Park UMC and Polytechnic UMC will each receive the Pioneer Award for their long-time support of JFON DFW.

Deadline for ticket purchases is Monday, October 12th.


Genesis UMC Monthly Clinic an Impressive Success!

Genesis UMC Pastor Jim Conner and staff member Troy Chapman talk with JFON DFW Staff Attorney Maria Macias during the first clinic at Genesis UMC.

Genesis United Methodist Church in Fort Worth began a monthly JFON DFW intake clinic July 8, and the team there got off to a terrific start!

The congregation is located in an area with numerous pockets of immigrants from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and more. This exciting new addition to the program at JFON DFW provides an opportunity for immigrants to begin their journey toward legal status in their own community. JFON already has a monthly clinic at Grapevine First UMC and Arapaho UMC in Richardson.

JFON is specifically targeted to low income families and individuals, so if you know of someone who needs immigration legal services, tell them to call 817-310-3820 if they are from the Fort Worth area, or 972-231-1005 if they are from the Dallas area, and leave a message describing their need. Their call will be returned and they can begin learning if they qualify.

Pass on the word about JFON everyone you know who could benefit from our service. It’s a way in which you can make a difference in the life of an immigrant today!

And there is so much else going on at JFON DFW… check it all out!

JFON DFW Program Offerings:

* Our trained presenters are ready to come to your church or group to shed light on what’s behind the immigration problems our nation faces. Go to LEARN in the navigation bar above to learn more about our Immigration 101 presentation.

* JFON DFW is ready to help your church start ESL (English as a Second Language), Citizenship Classes, Life Skills programs and more! To learn about the services we offer, go to CREATE CHANGE in the navigation bar above!

Surf around our site and let us know how we can serve you as you serve the newcomers in your midst!