Blue Christmas Service
Sunday, December 8, 7:00pm.
A quiet, contemplative service that will feed your spirit. All are welcome, especially those who struggle with the Christmas season.
Join us for worship Sunday, December 15th when our Adult Choir will present “Magnify: A Soulful Christmas Celebration.” A wonderful music Sunday!
Ainsworth Christmas Pageant: A Christmas I Remember
Sunday, December 22, at the 10 a.m. service.
A season favorite at Ainsworth.
Christmas Eve Service
Tuesday, December 24 at 7 p.m.
Join us for a service of lessons and carols.
A Christmas I Remember
Practices are Wednesdays, December 4, 11 & 18 at 6:30 pm
Calling all Ainsworth youth & children to share their talents! We will also practice December 8 and 15 after the worship service for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Come join the fun! Questions? Ask Director Traci Hodgson at 503-231-9294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 & 18 from 6-8 p.m.
All are welcome to enjoy a simple meal and then those who are not in the pageant are invited to a time of devotional sharing and conversation.
Friday, December 20
More details to follow.
Sundays, Dec. 8 & 15
12 – 1:30 p.m.
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 email@example.com or 503.740.5403 or Beth Poteet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.706.5424. All are welcome to participate!
Paleo, vegetarian, Mediterranean diet, vegan - are you confused about what to eat? We are bombarded daily with information, misinformation, advice and recommendations about what we should eat and what makes a healthy eating plan.
Join us for a new group at Ainsworth: Occupy Health. 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!
First Meeting is Monday, January 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m in the Goodling Library. We will start with Michael Pollan’s book, “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.”
Ainsworth December Newsletter
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Ainsworth December 2013 Calendar.
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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.
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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