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Housing Initiative Updates: Building, Renovating, Van and Squash!

Photo of building progress at Square One-Emerald Village Eugene

Tiny Houses under construction

Fall has been a time of construction and growth for the FCC Housing Initiative and our partners. Ground was broken this summer for Square One’s Emerald Village Eugene (EVE) project and this tiny home community is well on it’s way to being a reality.

Painting the outside of SVdP Youth House

Painting the outside of SVdP’s Youth House

The St. Vincent de Paul Youth House, across from the Post Office on south Willamette, is well on track to be ready to house high school youth who are homeless before spring.

The Housing Initiative contributed funds to put in a new engine and other repairs on a van for Community Supported Shelters to use to transport the Rest Stop residents to community service projects, and the Looking Glass Station 7 back yard is beautiful, including bountiful squash growing.

The backyard of Station 7 green and bountiful.

The fruits of funds and labor and love are evident in so many places we look, and we give thanks that the God of Love and Justice continues to call us into service so that with our larger community we can continue to work to ensure that everyone in our community has a safe and healthy place to call home.

And our Housing Initiative Leadership team continues to work tirelessly on the dream of being able to use our property for transitional housing for families. We continue to meet and work with the City of Eugene and St. Vincent de Paul to develop a plan to meet everyone’s needs and that fits with city requirements. This is very complicated and time consuming, but our HI Leadership Team is uniquely suited with great skills, abilities and faith to travel this path. We will keep you posted!

In the meantime, anyone interested in finding out how you can join in the HI work can contact John Hudspeth or Pastor Melanie.

What's Happening?

  • The Giving Tree
    The Giving Tree
    The Giving Tree, which will be  set up in the downstairs lobby starting Sunday, November 26 is a special Christmas tree that hangs heavy with gift tags with the names and gift requests from adults in...
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  • GOT GREENS...? We need them!
    GOT GREENS…? We need them!
    One of our popular craft tables at the Advent Festival is making your own holiday wreath or swag.  If you are able to donate some greens (pine…fur…juniper…holly) we could really use them! Suggestions: gather clippings from...
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  • Intergenerational Sunday School — November 26
    Intergenerational Sunday School — November 26
    On Sunday, November 26, all generations are invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall for Sunday School from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. This will be an opportunity for children and youth to join with parents, grandparents,...
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  • Order Christmas Wreaths by Nov. 26
    Order Christmas Wreaths by Nov. 26
    This is the 19th year FCC is supporting the sale of fresh, hand-tied Christmas wreaths made by the women of Mujeres Luchadores Progresistas (MLP), a Woodburn-based women’s cooperative.  This wreath project provides needed income for farm...
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  • Advent Festival Work Party Thurs. Nov. 30 ~ helpers needed!
    Advent Festival Work Party Thurs. Nov. 30 ~ helpers needed!
    Help is needed!  There are many church elves working behind the scenes to ensure the success of this event.  This year’s festival on December 3rd will include many favorites such as crafts, cinnamon roll wreaths, greenery...
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  • Fair Trade Event on Dec. 3
    Fair Trade Event on Dec. 3
    In the Wheeler Room during the Advent Festival you will have the opportunity to visit and purchase community- crafted products from vendors. New this year is Basha, which means “House of Hope,” and beautiful blankets made...
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  • Photo of building progress at Square One-Emerald Village Eugene
    Housing Initiative Updates: Building, Renovating, Van and Squash!
    Fall has been a time of construction and growth for the FCC Housing Initiative and our partners. Ground was broken this summer for Square One’s Emerald Village Eugene (EVE) project and this tiny home community is...
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  • Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Advent is coming and we are preparing to share the rich stories of this season in our Advent pageant during worship in December. There are opportunities for all ages and all talents to help bring our...
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  • Hosting Interfaith Shelter beginning Jan. 2
    Hosting Interfaith Shelter beginning Jan. 2
    Each year we are called upon to extend our hospitality to unhoused families who need stability while their children are attending school.  Now, after much discussion and discernment, the FCC Interfaith Overnight Shelter team has decided...
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  • Letters to Our Children/Grandchildren
    Letters to Our Children/Grandchildren
    At the Elder Sunday service on October 22, Elder Council member, Jim Brown, issued a “Call to Action”, under the theme of the service, “We were made for these times”.  In his call, he suggested that...
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Upcoming Events

  • Advent Festival Work Party!
    November 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • FCC Koffee Klatch
    December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Graham Cracker House Assembly!
    December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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