A long-time tradition at Ainsworth, the Four Seasons celebration is about fun, food and fundraising. Co-chairs Beverly Perttu and Jean Borgerding encourage you to mark your calendars and reserve that Sunday for great food and fun. For more information contact Beverly, 503.244.8129 or Jean, 503.288.1860.
Join us as we celebrate the Loving Decision and right of all people to marry the person their choice.
Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), was a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
The case was brought by Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, who had been sentenced to a year in prison in Virginia for marrying each other. Their marriage violated the state’s anti-miscegenation statute, the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which prohibited marriage between people classified as “white” and people classified as “colored.” The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision held this prohibition was unconstitutional, overturning Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.
The decision was followed by an increase in interracial marriages in the U.S., and is remembered annually on Loving Day, June 12. It has been the subject of two movies as well as songs. In the 2010s, it again became relevant in the context of the debate about same-sex marriage in the United States.
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
Do you have treasures that you are done with? Do you need to clean out your attic, basement or closets? Are looking for a creative way to increase your financial support of Ainsworth UCC? We have a solution that will tend to your many needs.
We are accepting donations. Items will be stored on the stage of the second floor of the church. If you have an item that is larger than a standard size microwave oven, please first contact Joslyn to discuss this item. Likewise, if you have items to donate that you feel are valued at $20 or more, please first contact Joslyn to discuss the option of having your donated items sold on craigslist or eBay. Joslyn will take care of selling this item and this will allow us to receive the highest price possible.
In order for this yard sale to be successful we need your help.
- If you have items to donate, time to help sort and price items, or want to help on the day of the event…we need you!
- Lastly, we benefited greatly from word of mouth last year, please encourage your friends/family to donate items and shop at the sale.
- All unsold items will be donated to a local non-profit organization.