St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 120 N. Easton Rd., Glenside, will use its annual Oktoberfest celebration to mark its partnership with next-door neighbor congregation St Luke Catholic Church on refugee resettlement. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 12 to 6 p.m.

Over the past year, both congregations have worked to settle the Tukhenya family – refugees from Congo – in Wyndmoor. The partnership has been joined by other area congregations — Abington Friends Meeting, the Bryn Athyn New Church and Bethany Christian Services – a diverse collection of Christians in mission who call themselves FARM, the Faith Alliance for Refugees in Montgomery County.

This year’s Oktoberfest will feature the same great food, bear and entertainment along with free kids’ activities. All proceeds benefit Lutheran Disaster Response and F.A.R.M. proceeds from the event will go not only to disaster response, but also to FARM as it works with Bethany on refugee settlement work.

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