First Parish Holding Benefit June 29th for Immigrants & ILAP


The Historic First Parish Church, 425 Congress Street, Where the Bean Dinner and Dance Will be Held

A Bean Supper and Dance will be held on Saturday, June 29th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm to benefit the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) and their effort to help asylum seekers solidify their legal status in the US.  It is to be held at First Parish Church, 425 Congress Street, Portland.

Starting in mid-June 2019, over 200 refugees fleeing horrific political violence in he Democratic Republic of Congo have arrived in Portland by bus from the US southern border, according to the press release issued by First Parish Church.  They join dozens more already in POrtland awaiting assistance with their asylum requests. Most of our newest neighbors are in a ‘defense asylum’ immigration status in need of expert legal advice from Maine’s Immigration Legal Advocacy Project to fight deportation and claim lawful status..

As a part of First Parish’s Faith in Action Program, this Bean Supper and Dance benefit event is open to the public and tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $10. per person or $20. per family.  All are encouraged to join together for a night of food, fun and fellowship for a good cause.  To RSVP and /or volunteer, contact Angus Ferguson at 207 749-6618 or at:

Thank you in advance for supporting this very important effort.