Refugee Ministry Team

Hillhurst United Church responded to the Syrian Refugee Crisis by sponsoring a family.  Thank you to all donors who generously supported the sponsorship by giving to a dedicated fund. Because of you we are able to be a bright, passionate, effective ministry making a real difference in the world.









A Look at the Yassin Family's Life in Canada

The Yassin's became refugees when they were forced to leave their home in Syria. After spending several years in Lebanon, they were sponsored by Hillhurst United Church and given the opportunity to come to Canada. They arrived in Calgary on February 3, 2016.  

What a journey it's been. There have been many challenges, but the Yassins and volunteers with Hillhurst's Refugee Ministry Team have accomplished a lot. When you look at these photographs we're sure you will agree that it has been an amazing journey!

Looking Ahead

Our Refugee Team has exciting news - we are sponsoring a new refugee family! A mother, two daughters (age 7 and 11), and a son (age 4) from South Sudan. The family is expected to arrive at the Calgary airport on November 7 at 4:20 pm.


Help us – Build a Home Sweet Home

Help is needed to put an entire household together for the arrival of the family. Around seventy percent of the items on the board were selected Sunday; 43 more items need donors. See the list here.


To donate a general item come see us in church the next two Sundays (Oct 20 and 27) or email us at  

Our current priority is finding donors who have furniture in excellent used condition for the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms. We are calling upon anyone who has any of the furniture on the donation list to send an email including photos, dimensions, and details to: John Groen,


Because the space has not been selected yet, we will be collecting information from anyone who would like to donate furniture.  Once we lease the apartment we will be selecting furniture from submissions that best suit the space. 













Looking for other ways to get involved? Please email our Refugee Ministry Team:


Gift in Kind Donations

Please click here to see what our refugee family needs.

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