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 Dear Friend,

2021 has seen a huge outpouring of generosity to people arriving in the UK - particularly those arriving from Hong Kong and Afghanistan. It has been a privilege to be part of the UKHK and Afghan Welcome initiatives this year; mobilising a phenomenal 700+ UK churches to welcome over 5500 people. Together, the UK Church is responding to the Biblical call to welcome the stranger - an incredibly humbling thing to be a part of when we remember that Jesus said that when we welcome the stranger we welcome him. Taken literally, that’s 5500 times that Jesus has been welcomed by local church communities across the UK in 2021!

In celebration of the diversity of the UK Church and the incredible response we have witnessed this year, Welcome Churches has produced a multi-lingual, collaborative version of Joy to the World featuring Welcome Network churches from across the UK.  We would love for this to be a part of your church Carol Service this year and join us in celebrating the incredible welcome that is being offered to refugees and asylum seekers by the local church.

Sign up today to receive a link to Joy to the World when it is released on Friday 10th December.  

We are so humbled by the incredible generosity that we have seen from churches and individuals across the country whose selfless giving has helped Welcome Churches offer a welcome to over 5500 refugees this year.  

We would also like to ask if your church might consider making your Christmas collection for Welcome Churches? Your donation would help to continue this amazing work of welcoming thousands more people seeking refuge in our communities in 2022.

2021 has been an incredible year for Welcomes. 
If we all come together, imagine how amazing 2022 could be! 

Let’s bring Joy to the World this Christmas and help refugees and asylum seekers find their Welcome.

I want to bring Joy to the World!
That's all for now
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