Posada in Solidarity with Immigrants
Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

Posada in Solidarity with Immigrants

Please join us for a Posada in solidarity with immigrants! This is a local twist on the traditional reenactment of Mary and Joseph's pilgrimage in search of an inn where they hoped to find welcome and community. 

All are invited to meet at Christ Church UCC in Maplewood. Then, you are invited to join your choice of two groups: the marching group, who will walk about three-quarters of a mile back to the Church, to honor Central American immigrants en route to the US; or the inn-keepers, who will be waiting at Christ Church, eager to welcome them. Transportation will be provided for the marching group to the starting point; the pilgrimage will process back to/arrive at the Church for the posada ritual. Once together, we will enjoy tamales, atole and other delicious Mexican treats. 

May our joy be our resistance.

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Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec
11
to Dec 12

Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! The celebration begins at 10pm and continues through the night with prayer, song, mass, and food! Details below.

10:00pm- Gathering, prayer, and song

1:00am- Mass in Spanish

2:00am- Las Mañanitas, prayers, dances, song, and breakfast

4:30am- Rosary and reenactment of story

6:00am- Mass in Spanish

7:00am- Breakfast

9:00am- Mass in English

10:00am- Brunch


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IFCLA's Week of Gratitude: Salsa Swap and Program Fair
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

IFCLA's Week of Gratitude: Salsa Swap and Program Fair

Close out our Week of Gratitude by coming together to snack, mingle, and learn together as a community! Bring your own salsa and recipe to share! Hang out with IFCLA and friends while learning about the different programs IFCLA has been working on in 2018 and how you can help support IFCLA in 2019!

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IFCLA's Week of Gratitude: Lotería Night
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

IFCLA's Week of Gratitude: Lotería Night

  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join IFCLA and friends in the parish center of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for a fun night of loteria, margaritas and dinner! $10 will get you two tickets, which are each redeemable for one loteria card or one margarita. Become an IFCLA sustainer and receive two FREE tickets!

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IFCLA's Week of Gratitude: Dinner Diálogo
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

IFCLA's Week of Gratitude: Dinner Diálogo

  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join IFCLA in St. John the Baptist's Parish Center for a conversation with St. Louis advocates of immigration justice about the power of local community! Stay tuned for speakers. This event will be potluck style; IFCLA will provide chilli and guests can bring any side they'd like to contribute!

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IFCLA's Week of Gratitude: Monthly Meeting Happy Hour
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

IFCLA's Week of Gratitude: Monthly Meeting Happy Hour

  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (Midtown) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help IFCLA kick off our Week of Gratitude with a special iteration of our monthly meeting - a happy hour at the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in Midtown! Join us in Urban Chestnut's event space to learn about how IFCLA's community has grown and thrived in 2018! Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available to purchase drinks and food.

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Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Board Meeting

IFCLA’s Board of Directors meets regularly. Meetings are not open to the general public, but if you have questions or concerns you’d like to bring to the board’s attention, please contact Rev. Tyler Connoley, Co-convenor of the Board, at board@ifcla.net.

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Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

IFCLA October General Meeting

  • 5021 Adkins, Room 122 St. Louis, MO 63116 (map)
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Please join us for our monthly General Meeting.

Whether you have been involved with IFCLA for a long time or are brand new to the organization, we invite you to come spend an hour with the staff and board and get to know the organization, and find out how you can be involved.

The address is 5021 Adkins, Room 122, St. Louis, MO, 63116. Please ring the doorbell to enter the building. See you soon!

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Board Meeting

IFCLA’s Board of Directors meets regularly. Meetings are not open to the general public, but if you have questions or concerns you’d like to bring to the board’s attention, please contact Rev. Tyler Connoley, Co-convenor of the Board, at board@ifcla.net.

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Dinner Diálogos: El Salvador
Oct
2
to Oct 7

Dinner Diálogos: El Salvador

SAVE THE DATE!

IFLCA is proud to announce an October Dinner Diálogos event, in collaboration with International Partners in Mission.

Join us on Friday, October 5, at the Parish Center on the campus of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, from 6:30-9pm. Our panel will include: Fatima Pacas, the Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean for International Partners in Mission; Marissa Ornelas, student and IFCLA volunteer who recently completed a 10-week internship with the CARA Pro-Bono Project at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas.

Dinner will be served, so please RSVP online in advance so we can order the most accurate quantity of food. Payment may be made online or at the door (but please RSVP online regardless!).

Suggested donation: $20 general admission, $15 JPS members, or $10 students/low-income.

*Please check back soon for event details and online registration.*

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ICE Accompaniment Project Training
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

ICE Accompaniment Project Training

Many of our neighbors are forced to appear at regular check-ins at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and sub-contractor offices during the process of their immigration case. Accompanying individuals in solidarity to these check-ins can be a successful tool to protect against the threat of deportation and can offer a space of community and comfort during traumatic times.

IFCLA has over 100 volunteers currently trained, and we are in need of more. Specifically, if you identify as clergy and/or are bilingual and could serve as an interpreter, we would love you to get involved!

You do not need to speak Spanish to participate. Attending a training does not obligate you to participate in the program. So please, join us!

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

General Meeting

Please join us for our monthly General Meeting.

Whether you have been involved with IFCLA for a long time or are brand new to the organization, we invite you to come spend an hour with the staff and board and get to know the organization, and find out how you can be involved.

The address is 5021 Adkins, Room 122, St. Louis, MO, 63116. Please ring the doorbell to enter the building. See you soon!


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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Board Meeting

IFCLA’s Board of Directors meets regularly. Meetings are not open to the general public, but if you have questions or concerns you’d like to bring to the board’s attention, please contact Rev. Tyler Connoley, Co-convenor of the Board, at board@ifcla.net.

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Alex Belongs Here: Week of Action
Sep
16
to Sep 23

Alex Belongs Here: Week of Action

September 21 marks one year that Alex Garcia has been living in sanctuary in Missouri. Alex, his family, the congregation and the community remain committed to justice. When the rights of some in America are threatened, all of our rights are threatened. We will stand with Alex until he is able to return home to Poplar Bluff and live a life of dignity with his family.

There are many events and opportunities to support Alex and his family during this week. Please visit the Week of Action website for details.

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