You’re not alone if you’re horrified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And with the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan, people are being forced to flee their country with no place to go at a record pace. Unfortunately, this type of aggression is nothing new to the thousands of families, many of which are women and children, who annually flee from their homeland because they are in danger of being persecuted. Samaritas and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service have taken the lead in resettling New Americans and their families and is currently looking for assistance in supporting refugees coming to Michigan.

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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” So said Geena Davis’s character in the 1986 version of The Fly. No, she wasn’t talking about the predominant driving force behind much of our current public discourse, but it would be easy to apply her prescient words from decades... Read More
Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust.
Written by Cadillac Reverend Richard A Anderson I’m certain that the above words are familiar to most of you. These words are read at a Christian Committal Rite prior to the body, or ashes, being placed in the ground. Similar words are said on Ash Wednesday (the... Read More
Stinkin' Thinkin'
Written by Saginaw Chaplain Susan Hand “Do not be conformed to this world…but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” Romans 12:2 Keeping our mind active is important for our overall health. But the way we think actually determines how we live and who... Read More
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The Fessenden Family

This is the story of 6 siblings who found their forever family through Samaritas adoption and foster care :)

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