As we can all see, immigration is a controversial and complex issue, and there is no single easy solution for it.  But we are convinced that the problems with our immigration policy can be solved, and a solution can be found that is better for everyone.  The Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly this year is focused on immigration reform, presenting a way for us to get involved with the issue.  What will your role be in creating a new story?

These were the closing words from yesterday’s YRUU service, an exploration of some of the many sides of the immigration issue in the United States.  The service was engaging and thoughtful, and I am grateful to the youth for all of their hard work in putting together an inspiring and thought-provoking worship experience.

You may have heard already about this year’s General Assembly in Phoenix, AZ.  If not, you can find more information here.  As we prepare to send members of this congregation to Phoenix, we have a great opportunity to explore ways our congregation might get involved in supporting immigrants in our community.

Some of you have already approached me with ideas for things we could do here in Asheville — and I’m interested to hear more.  Please leave your comments here on the blog, or send me an email ( if you are interested in this issue.

Stay tuned for opportunities to contribute to or benefit from scholarship assistance for this year’s General Assembly.

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