Plano Church to Aid Ukrainians

A lot of people, small businesses and private institutions were the first to show their support and efforts for the Ukrainians and now, the religious sectors are also making waves of efforts according to a KRLD Newsradio article which reports, 

 

“Inspired by the struggle of the people of Ukraine, St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano is holding a benefit concert Monday night.

 

“United with Ukraine: A Benefit Concert” will begin at 7 p.m. and feature songs of solidarity from some of the finest orchestral musicians across Dallas and Fort Worth, including members of the Dallas and Fort Worth symphony orchestras, as well as St. Andrew’s Chancel Choir.

 

“I selected music that I thought would unite us,” said Taylor Davis, director of music and worship arts at St. Andrew UMC. “We’re pulling the best possible energy and sensibilities so that we’re participating in the solution and not just the problem.”

 

All of the money raised will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, a no-overhead organization that will distribute the funds where they are needed the most for the people of Ukraine.”

 

Meanwhile, a North Texas Church which houses Russians in Texas is also extending their hands in every way possible, including voicing out for the Ukrainians according to a Fox 4 News article from March 16. They say, 

 

“A North Texas church with a large Eastern European congregation, that has services spoken in Russian, is doing what it can to help Ukrainians both in and outside of the country.

 

Many of those helping came from Russia and still have family there.

 

Some North Texans who are from Russia are doing what they can to help people in Ukraine, but they’re also speaking out about Russian propaganda

 

They’re working with Pastor Leo Regheta of River of Life Dallas Church.

 

“Our world is messed up. There’s too much evil in this world,” Regheta said. “God doesn’t pay attention to what country we were born in, what language we speak…I think the entire world is hugging Ukraine right now.”

 

They’re sending money and supplies to people suffering in Ukraine and refugees who got out.

 

The Church does not only house Russians and Ukrainians in their institution but also Maldivians, Uzbek, and Kazahk who all hail from Europe and are all united in this unwanted conflict. 

 

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