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In Jesus’ words, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Matthew 25:35

Come worship with us as we seek God’s heart and compassion for our immigrant & refugee communities.

Pastor Joel Sommer from Access Covenant Church will be preaching about the biblical foundations for “welcoming the stranger” and sharing about his recent immigrant immersion trip at the US-Mexico border. There will also be personal testimony from Lisa Nguyen and tangible ways to continue learning, act, and respond. 

In order to show solidarity, everyone is invited to purchase here and wear a T-shirt on October 20th.  To purchase, click the link here


As the son of a German/Jewish-American father, and a Filipina Immigrant mother, crossing cultures and bridging differences has been an unavoidable reality of Joel's life. He planted Access because he is passionate about making places for folks who don't have a place; and because he loves celebrating the richness of many cultures coming together around the unusual story of Jesus.

Join us for this special Sunday Oct. 20 as we hear from Pastor Joel on God's love for our immigrant & refugee neighbors!

 The Biblical Justice Ministry Team charter is to: 

1) Move the congregation and community towards God’s vision for shalom and justice, 

2) Address systems of racial, gender, and economic injustice within our community through education, advocacy, and experience, 

3) Prepare our congregation to give an open-hearted welcome to all people.

For more information and upcoming events, contact Dr. Heidi Cao at