Please Save the Date

Pastor-LynneCelebrating the Rev. Ms. M. Lynne Smouse Lopez’s 60th Year of life and 18th year anniversary at Ainsworth UCC.

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 PM
Ainsworth United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall

No personal gifts; all are invited to share contributions to the Ainsworth United Church of Christ Capital Campaign “Freedom to Grow”

Dinner, music, fellowship, anecdotes and blessings will comprise the evening program.

 

Occupy Health Book Group

idof-32nd Mondays of the Month, 6:30 p.m
Goodling Library

Join us for a new group at Ainsworth: Occupy Health. We are currently reading Michael Pollan’s book, “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.”

Monthly we will read a book on food and the food industry and discuss what we learned. The goal is to be informed so that we can make our individual decisions about what is our optimal eating plan. Join in the fun!

Sacred Conversations on Race

sacred-convo-continuesDate & Time: TBA
Please join other members of the Ainsworth UCC family to renew our Sacred Conversations on Race this fall.  Arika Bridgeman-Bunyoli, Rev. Cecil Prescod and Beth Poteet will be facilitating a series of four discussions about how we can continue to celebrate our multi-cultural church identity and build upon the creation of an environment at AUCC which embodies the beloved community.  Using a popular education approach, facilitators will guide participants through examining current realities in our community related to disparities and racism, Biblical and theological reflection, story sharing, and a process of visioning and action planning.

The Sacred Conversations on Race is an initiative of the wider UCC “to confront the sin of racism in our desire to see the Church live and be as one.”  The discussions will be held on November 17 & 24 and December 8 & 15 from 12pm-1:30pm, after worship.  For more information, please contact Arika Bridgeman-Bunyoli at lavendarmama@gmail.com or 503.740.5403 or Beth Poteet at bethpoteet@gmail.com or 503.706.5424.  All are welcome to participate!

Reverend Anne Smith Educational Loan/Grant

Members of the church are eligible to receive funds from the Reverend Anne Smith Educational Loan/Grant program. Funds can be used toward the costs of any UCC event recognized by the CPC. This year funds have been granted for members to attend workshops, conferences, classes, and retreats.

Each year, the church is allotted $600 to disburse to those needing financial assistance. Maximum disbursement amount for each grant is $150. You may only submit one application per year. The UCC Women’s board accepts requests and disburses funds throughout the year, however all grant money has been used for 2013.

The loan program is available for seminary students. No interest/payments are required until the individual has achieved a clergy position. Applications are available at the church office.
Questions or more info, see Magnolia Jackson.

Donate to the Capital Campaign Online!

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You can now donate to the campaign through Ainsworth’s online electronic donation site. To get started, click the Donate Now link on the home page and Capital Campaign page. Once on the online donation site, create your profile, set up monthly automatic donations or make a one time donation to the Capital Campaign. You can also set up regular payments of your tithe on this site. Questions, please contact Ellen Yarnell.

Also, the Capital Campaign brochure and information documents are available on the website. Learn more about the campaign

A Capital Campaign to Enhance the Ministry & Outreach of Ainsworth United Church of Christ