Asylum Hospitality Opportunity This Weekend

On Saturday, June 29, Ktizo United Church of Christ, in partnership with Shadow Rock UCC, Pinnacle Presbyterian and Brophy Prep communities, will welcome an estimated 35 refugees from Central America seeking asylum in the United States.

The refugees — mostly mothers and fathers and their children — will be with us as we help them make contact with their families, friends and sponsors throughout the U.S. We thank you for considering helping us in this effort. Ktizo provides them with a place to sleep, shower, eat and recover from the first leg of this perilous journey as they prepare to begin the next phase.

There are many ways to serve from helping to translate if you speak Spanish, to driving them to the bus station or Sky Harbor International Airport, serving meals, cleaning cots, laundering blankets and towels, bringing clothes, shoes, diapers, food, toys and games to emptying trash and washing dishes.

Our partnership has expanded as the needs have grown. To help coordinate this effort, please go to THIS LINK. This website has Ktizo’s location, jobs to be done and time slots to serve. The sign up is fairly intuitive, but if you have any questions or would like to simply submit to me the times and jobs you are willing to help, I will be happy to fill out this form for you. Email me at or call me at 480-263-3308.

If you are unable to help this weekend, but would like to serve the next time (Aug. 3-5) or to donate money or supplies to this effort, again, please contact Susan Felt at or call me at 602-300-6689

We respect the privacy and safety of our refugees, so please be discreet in sharing any details such as the dates and location of this hosting event.

Thank you so much. We also invite you to worship with us Sunday, June 30, at 10 a.m. The service will be bilingual and our guests will be attending. Pastor Kega Nasios will lead us in worship.

Again, thank you for considering donating your time and resources to helping these asylum seekers. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me.


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Susan Felt

Ktizo UCC