Supporting Refugee Families

RBC is one of the founding churches of ACCA. ACCA has approved funding to partner with Lutheran Social Services (LSS) to support a refugee family for one year.

A small group of members and staff from ACCA churches are working to educate the community and recruit the 25-30 volunteers needed to support a family that will be resettling to our local community.

As a first step, three ACCA congregations are hosting a film series to illustrate the challenges faced by these families. Each film includes dinner cooked by a recently resettled family, from their native cuisine; and a discussion panel following the film.

Dinner & Film Series

Saturday, june 9, at john calvin Presbyterian church

registration is required for dinner and/or child care (children 10 and under ).


5 to 6 p. m.  An Afghan meal prepared by a resettled family. $15 per person payable at the door with cash or check (we cannot accept credit cards). Must register for dinner.

6 to 8 p.m. Film with panel discussion. Film, TO BREATHE FREE, a documentary following 5 year journey of a Syrian family fleeing war who end up in D.C., and the volunteers from Maryland who help them create a new home. No charge for film portion of program.

Register for dinner or child care. Email Amy Meli