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The mission that drives us . . .
Church Women United, an ecumenical movement of Christian women impassioned by the Holy Spirit, advocates on behalf of women and children throughout the world. We find unity in diversity, and we work for a world of peace and justice.
Church Women United of Lane County supports the National programs, priorities and goals, and celebrations.
Our monthly forums reflect the concerns of participants and explore issues of concern to local and state governments and to the citizens of Lane County,
A word from our President ...
Anne O'Brien, President
I’ve already started 2 different messages this month but the prayer that Karla Dawson, our president at St. Jude Women’s Club brought to our end of the season luncheon today just seems to say it all. So, I must share that with you as my message this month.
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I will do more than belong, I will participate
I will do more than care, I will help
I will do more than believe, I will live my faith
I will do more than be fair, I will be kind
I will do more than forgive, I will love
I will do more than my job, I will serve.
I will do more than teach, I will enrich.
I will do more than be friendly, I will be a friend
I will do more than live, I will grow.
I hope that is a good description of what we are trying to do in Church Women United. Thank you to all who are continuing to do all of the above and moving me to try to do better.
If you know of a CWU woman or family member who needs a card or a contact because of sickness or other need call Anne O'Brien at 541-554-2646
By Judy Romans
Arsenic is a naturally occurring element found in soil and water across the globe. It is readily absorbed by many plants into leave,s fruit, and grain.
Recent news articles have publicized the amount of arsenic found in rice, and in apple and grape juice. There is controversy about these studies because there is no government regulation about a safe level of arsenic in food, and experts differ on their opinions of the health effects of long-term exposure. ...
For the rest of Judy's article, please see The November Vine.
Dissent is Patriotic
The right to free speech and the right to assemble are part of our heritage. Yet we read about public areas being taken away and different treatment given different populations, especially our unhoused neighbors.
We are being called to question police and county actions. Follow reports in the press. Be prepared to speak before our City Council and County Commissioners.
Why We're Active in Church Women United
We have been taking a look at current members' comments on why they are active in CWU Lane County. Here are some more, and you may find them inspiring!
One member noted that "the meetings are worthwhile--forums are excellent, celebrations also."
"The people are so interesting, a circle of friends from many churches. And I love the hugs!
Another says, "I appreciate the work for peace and justice. I enjoy meeting women from other churches, and being in a variety of worship settings."
A longtime member adds: "I've been involved in various CWU groups throughout my adult life. I love meeting and knowing other church women who are involved in peace and social justice work."
More insights coming soon!