St. John’s Baptist Church

Worship | Sundays @ 10:30am

We’re Invited to a World Refugee Day Festival!

On Saturday, June 22 St. John’s mission partner, Refugee Support Services, will be hosting a celebration of World Refugee Day. This is an annual international day, organized by the United Nations and designed to celebrate and honor refugees from around the world.

The celebration in Charlotte will be an outdoor festival from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM near the entrance of Aldersgate Retirement Community at the intersection of Shamrock Drive and Willard Farrow Drive. With games for children, music, dancers and other performers, cotton candy, multi-cultural food, and neighbors from around the world dressed in colorful festive attire, it is an event for families to enjoy.

Assisting in the event are ourBridge for Kids and BOOM, along with a host of volunteers, again including volunteers from St. John’s who will be working at the photo station, providing festival attendees with mementos of this joyful occasion.

This is an opportunity for us to be instruments of peace, as we help welcome people from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Cambodia, Vietnam, Central America and other parts of the world and show our appreciation for them and their cultures.

Drop by anytime between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM and stay as long as you like. You don’t have to speak any of the languages. Just smile!!

If you are interested in volunteering or just want additional information, contact us on the Contact page.