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
Hope and Safety Alliance
Looking Glass New Roads Program
Pearl Buck Center
"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."
Organizations we have supported ...
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.
Support Church Women United Through Your Annual Contribution...
Photo by Mary Sharon Moore
Each Church Women United of Lane County event is open to all. Consider contributing to the unit. Your contribution will help support the vital activities of Church Women United of Lane County. In addition, it provides a needed boost to activities carried out by our partner organizations.
Nationally, Church Women United has been going strong for over eighty years. Units throughout the United States show commitment to common goals related to social justice, health equity, and responsible environmental action. Issues of wealth inequality caused by racial injustice inspire prayer, spur action, and call out for ecumenical collaboration. Celebrations and forums bring us together with a common sense of purpose. Participants bring diverse spiritual perspectives to each Church Women United gathering. Some are members of an established faith community, some are not. All are welcome. All share the chance to grow and help others.
In the latest issue of our newsletter, The Vine, you will find information on contributing. That newsletter will be mailed to you monthly, through the U.S. Postal Service, or sent to you electronically, once you make contact with us. Email Treasurer Nancy Vrijmoet at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.