A free downloadable toolkit is available to help congregations participate in the DREAM Sabbath on a Sunday between Sept. 16-Oct. 9. The packet includes planning resources, sacred readings, reflections, links to videos and sample bulletin inserts.

The United Methodist Council of Bishops Committee on Immigration, the United Methodist Interagency Immigration Task Force and the General Board of Church & Society encourage congregations to observe a DREAM Sabbath.

The interfaith observance will enlist churches, synagogues and mosques across the country to dedicate time during or around their regular weekly worship service to a conversation about the DREAM Act. The bill, “Development, Relief & Education for Alien Minors (DREAM),” gives undocumented students a chance to earn legal status if they came here as children, are long-term U.S. residents, have good moral character, and complete two years of college or military service in good standing.

The DREAM Sabbath packet includes planning resources, sacred readings, reflections and more to help plan an event. Congregations should feel free to adapt materials to their own needs, and are encouraged to share the toolkit with others. The packet is available at DREAM Sabbath Toolkit.