Refugee Sponsorship


Red Deer Lake United Church is sponsoring a refugee family!  This is great news of welcome, love, and life!

Red Deer Lake United Church is currently in partnership with Okotoks United and Turner Valley United in sponsoring a family through the Mennonite Central Committee.

All throughout our faith story, God has called people to make room for others, especially those fleeing violence, persecution, and oppression.  Sponsoring a refugee family and giving them a chance to have a home here in Canada is one of the most gracious, faithful, Christ-like things we can do as a community of faith.

Ways to Get Involved

There are all kinds of ways to get involved in this:

  • first and foremost, celebrate with us and share the news
  • respond to needs for clothing, furnishing, toys, friendships, transportation, etc. (this list of donations needed will be posted shortly)
  • help us through either donating to this cause or attending future fundraising events

We were sent some great pics of the apartment for our refugee family, which is now ready for their arrival. Our 3-United Church Steering Committee put in a lot of work into cleaning and donated some furniture, curtains, and other household goods. As well, the LDS church ladies quilting group in Okotoks donated 40 crib quilts to the Okotoks Refugee Support Committee, an Okotoks municipally sponsored organization. Our 3-United Church sponsoring group picked out a pink one for the refugee family we are sponsoring.