More than 150 United Methodists gathered at Waukesha: First UMC on April 1 for a prayer vigil and rally in support of immigrants. Following a peaceful walk through downtown Waukesha, Bishop Jung addressed participants about welcoming the stranger in and through the Wisconsin Conference. “The whole country stands at a crossroads,” Bishop Jung said. “Will we follow a path of inclusion, welcoming, hospitality – or will we follow the path of fear, prejudice, and selfishness? As Christians, we know that all people of every nation, creed, color, and history is a beloved child of God. Loudly, we need to say that we are all created in the image of God. There is no one walking on our earth today who is not our brother or sister. We must awaken to reality that we are all members of one human family.” During the vigil, Conference leaders led participants in a series of hymns, Bible passages, psalm readings, and time of reflection. Click here and here to see photos from the morning. Click here to see video of the walk and click here to see video of Bishop Jung speaking and of part of the prayer vigil.