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“Rise Up! A Woman’s Guide to Shining Your Light in Dark Times” October 6-8

Photo of Woman in the moonlightCPC Women’s Retreat At Camp Adams

This October, women from around the Central Pacific Conference will gather at Camp Adams in Molalla for a 2 night camp experience exploring the intersection between spiritually and shining light into the dark times in which we live.  We will focus on the courageous women of Palestine as a model for using our gifts to Rise Up with beauty and truth in the midst of oppressive realities.  The women of the YWCA of Palestine are using their traditional craft of intricate embroidery in creative new ways to raise money for programs supporting their struggle for full human rights as they live under military occupation.  In this country, we face the reality that racism, homophobia, sexism, and anti-immigrant bias have resurfaced in our nation and are condoned even in the highest levels of our government.  How are women of faith responding? What can we learn from the women of Palestine and how can we be in solidarity with them?

Our resource leaders are Rev. Jean Doane and Marcia Gilliland. Jean and Marcia both serve on the CPC Wider Church Ministries Team and the Central Pacific Conference Palestine-Israel Network (CPC-PIN). The week-end begins with dinner on Friday and concludes after brunch on Sunday.  Camp registration is due October 1, 2017. The fee for the entire week-end is $105.00. There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $65.00. The balance of $40.00 is to be paid upon arrival at camp. Checks are to be made payable to United Church of Christ Woman and mailed to Nancy Klingeman, registrar at 3225 N.W. Elmwood Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330.  Please include your name, complete address, phone number, e-mail, and the name of your home church. Those wishing financial aid may request an application for a Rev. Anne Smith Educational Fund Grant.  Your church office should have the application form. If not, please contact Deanna Mason at deemason@aol.com or 503-806-5711. Completed forms should be sent to Deana at 9020 S.E. Market St, Portland, OR 97216 by September 15.

We hope to see you at Camp Adams October 6 – 8 as we refresh our souls and renew our commitment to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.” Micha 6:8.

For more information about the Central Pacific Conference, please contact Joanne Soper at 541-357-4172.

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