Summer Fun Fund ...
School has started again and summer fun is over. But many kids had summer fun because of you.
Many many thanks for your help in making this happen. With your generosity, we gave $1,500 more this year than last.
As the facilitator of the Summer Fun Fund, I sometimes receive notes with the donation checks. One woman told how she couldn't come to our forums because of health problems, but enjoys receiving The Vine and keeping up on our events and programs such as SFF.
Then she told how she happened to give: "Today I was reading an account in Guideposts of the loss of one of the child victims at Sandyhook. It was so moving and poignant that it prompted me to support some beneficial local program for children--our greatest assets."
She closed her note with these words: "I appreciate all the work the CWU members are doing in many fields of Christian Ministry."
Another letter came with a $100 check from the youth at Eugene Friends Meeting.
It's never too late to donate! Write your check to "Church Women United," and memo it "SFF." Mail or give your check to Phyllis Hockley, SFF coordinator, 220 N Adams #2, Eugene OR 97402.
Organizations that have benefited from our Summer Fun Fund include the following:
Catholic Community Services of Lane County
Centro Latino Americano
First Place Family Development Center
Looking Glass New Roads Program
WomenSpace Domestic Violence Services
Organizations we have supported ...
Bosco House | www.boscohouse.org
Bread for the World | www.bread.org
Catholic Community Services of Lane County | www.ccslc.org
Centro Latino Americano | www.centrolatinoamericano.org
Church Women United USA | www.churchwomen.org
Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network | www.solidaritynetwork.org
First Place Family Development Center | www.svdp.us/first-place-family-center.php
First United Methodist Church Green Renovations | www.eugenefumc.org
FOOD for Lane County | www.foodforlanecounty.org
Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth | www.lchay.org
Looking Glass New Roads Program | www.lookingglass.us
Pearl Buck Center | www.pearlbuckcenter.com
ShelterCare | www.sheltercare.org
Willamette Family | www.wfts.org
WomenSpace Domestic Violence Services | www.womenspaceinc.org
Church Women United of Lane County is proud to support--through program offerings, advocacy, and financial donations--these and other organizations in Lane County that address the social, emotional, and physical needs of women, children, and families in our area.
Many of these organizations have delivered informative talks on their programs, and have given us a way to carry out our mission of Gospel-inspired advocacy and action.
We encourage you to check out these links and see how you might get involved in a worthy cause or two!
Fellowship of the Least Coin ...
The International Fellowship of the Least Coin (IFLC) is a
worldwide ecumenical movement of prayer for peace and reconciliation.
Participants commit to uphold in prayer people who are victims of jealousy, hatred, violence, and injustice within family, community, the nation, and the world.
With each prayer participants set aside a “least coin” of their currency as a tangible token of that prayer.
Church Women United is the custodian for FLC offerings in the United States. Members of CWU of Lane County participate in the Fellowship of the Least Coin throughout the year, bringing their collection of "least coins" to the May Friendship Day Celebration.
Cancelled Stamp Collection ...
Yes, even your cancelled stamps have value!
Originally, Sisters at Marylhurst in Oregon, trimmed, sorted and sold cancelled stamps to help with their mission in Lesotho, a school for abused children.
CWU of Lane County continues this worthy project. Members who collect these cancelled stamps bring them to our Forum meetings, and a small group then trims the stamps and sell them to a buyer. The money makes its way to the school in Lesotho.
If you are not already collecting cancelled stamps for Lesotho, start today. Think of it as a way to "reuse and recycle" what otherwise would go to waste. An easy way to do good in the world!
Member Churches ...
Morning fog, coastal lake, Lane County. Photo by Mary Sharon Moore
Many churches throughout the Eugene-Springfield area actively support the work of Church Women United of Lane County.
If you are a current CWU member and your church is not listed here, we encourage you to let them know you belong, and let them know the worthy work of CWU within our Metro area and throughout Lane County. To
And we always welcome invitations from churches who desire to host our monthly Forum. Contact Anne O'Brien at 541.554.2646; firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptist: Emerald Baptist, 631 E 19th Avenue, Eugene
Brethren: Church of the Brethren, 1072 Main St., Springfield
Catholic: St. Alice, 1520 F Street, Springfield
--St. Jude, 4330 Willamette Street, Eugene
--St. Mark, 1760 Echo Hollow Road, Eugene
--St. Thomas More University, 1850 Emerald Street, Eugene
Christian (Disciples of Christ): Allison Park Christian, 1520 Echo Hollow, Eugene
--First Christian Church of Eugene, 1166 Oak Street, Eugene
--First Christian Church of Junction City, 1250 Nyssa Street, Junction City
--First Christian Church of Springfield, 418 A Street, Springfield
--Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Lane, Springfield
Episcopal: Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard Street, Eugene
--St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Corner of West 13th Avenue & Pearl Street, Eugene
Lutheran: United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington Street, Eugene
Mennonite: Eugene Mennonite Church, 3590 West 18th Avenue, Eugene
Presbyterian: Central Presbyterian Church, 555 East 15th Avenue, Eugene
--McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church, 88393 Walterville Loop, Walterville
--Peace Presbyterian Church, 3060 River Road, Eugene
Quaker: Friends Meeting, 2274 Onyx Street, Eugene
Unitarian: Unitarian Universalist Church, East 477 40th Avenue, Eugene
United Methodist: Asbury United Methodist Church, 1090 Berntzen Road, Eugene
--First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, Eugene
--United Methodist Ebbert Memorial Church, 532 C Street, Springfield
--Valley United Methodist Church, 25133 East Broadway, Veneta
--Trinity United Methodist Church, 440 Maxwell Road, Eugene
--Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 Oakway Road, Eugene
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