It’s believed Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E., would become the first church north of the Twin Cities to offer sanctuary, said the Rev. Kathy Nelson, the church’s pastor.
JaNaé Bates, communications director for St. Paul-based Isaiah, a nonprofit that assists sanctuary churches, agreed with that. Peace Church would be the first north of the metropolitan area her organization has worked with, although some St. Cloud churches are looking into the idea, Bates said.
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If the idea is approved in a congregational vote on Sunday, living quarters consisting of rooms with bunk beds, showers, a kitchen and laundry facilities would be provided through remodeling unused space, Nelson said. A cost estimate isn’t complete, but it’s hoped it could be less than
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