Dear Friends:

the first thing I want to say is THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your help during my 5 year stint as your Missions chair. It has been a lot of fun and a lot of work from all of us as we got together to try and make our world a little better. You have been so responsive every time I asked for help and also by helping me make my proposals become actions. It has been a true joy to have your company along the way, getting to know you all much better and being able to accomplish so much! I will not leave Missions, still work with Missions, just not be chair :-)

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Annapolis Immigration Justice Network (AIJN) Fundraiser

On Sunday February, 17 from 6:00 pm to 9 pm, AIJN, One of our Missions, is holding a popular Fundraiser at Metropolitan Kitchen Restaurant on 175 West Street / 2nd floor.

“Crossing Borders” There will be Music, Stories of refugees actually going through the ordeal of Crossing the Border this past year; heavy Hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction. Cash Bar is available to buy drinks.

We had a very nice get-together last year (it is limited to invited guests for security reasons) . Please consider coming and helping this very needed Mission for our undocumented neighbors.

‘CROSSING THE BORDER’ Tickets are going fast, but because we are one of their sponsors there are some available to our church members. Please email hcardaci@gmail and I will send you the evite to get your tickets! Tickets are $30.00 /person.

You can still donate items for the Silent Auction by emailing Stephanie Anderson at sjacape@gmail.com

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Anne Arundel Connecting Together (ACT)

The Affordable Housing Group of ACT

On Thursday, February 21 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, we will hold another training session at St. Phillips Episcopal church on 170 Bestgate Rd, to help us prepare for Door Knocking to meet some of the neighbors in our area subsidized housing areas; we will try to find out from them what they think the worst problems are and how we might help them address these problems with the owners/landlords. This will be a county wide effort on March 30 from 9:00 am to 1:30pm. More info on this will follow.

I attended the last session and found it very, very good and useful. We should support this effort! Please come if you can, especially our core teams should be there ! ! It was a great eye-opener for me to hear from some of the representatives of the se housing areas about the problems they run into - Wow!

Hildy Cardaci, Missions Chair