Pray and Play Days
Pray and Play Days are "mini-retreat" times of 3-4 hours each scheduled 4-6 times per year around the regional church for Disciples women and their friends to come and meet their sisters from nearby communities and spend time praying together and playing together -- as the name says.
Our women's events will all be online events for the foreseeable future.
Watch this space for details.
For 2020 Pray and play we had 2 events..... then we had to reorient programming due to the emergence of the pandemic.
Held 2 events
with 69 women
from 15 congregations
offering of $315 for Week of Compassion
offering of $315 for FEDICE Ecuador
over $83 in blessing box offering
5 books given to Lynchwood School Project
184 women from 28 congregations enjoyed times of pray and play together in six locations.
These women gave $750 to the Maca Atapulo Project of FEDICE Ecuador -- this was matched dollar for dollar so totaled $1500.
In addition they gave $750 to the travel expenses of our regional anti-racism trainers.
Their blessing box offerings for Disciples Women and Disciples Mission Fund were $400.
On top of that, the women gave 200 books to the Lynchwood Christian Church for children in the school next door to the congregation, to help the congregation meet their goal of a book for every child at the school next door and 12 more books for children in a school in Nampa.
Check out the pictures on Facebook page for Women of the Christian Church in Oregon and SW Idaho
161 women participated in our pray and play events this year.
The program encouraged creative expressions of faith through play and in prayer.
Women came from 27 congregations and gave a combined offering of $888.50 to Week of Compassion, $888.50 to Reconciliation Ministry.
In addition, the women gave $284 in change to the Blessing Box offerings divided between
Disciples Mission Fund and
Disciples Women's Ministries.
Besides all of that, they purchased handicrafts from Mozambique and books for themselves and over 135 books to go to Lynch School Children in SE Portland.
193 women participated in our 6 pray and play events. The program encouraged creative expressions of faith through play and in prayer. Women came from 27 congregations and gave a combined offering of $790 to Disciples Mission Fund, $790 to our Romerillos Project sponsored by FEDICE in Ecuador, and over $340 the to Blessing Box Offering. In addition they purchased more than 40 notebooks made by women in Mozambique, and over 50 books to go to Lynchwood School Children.
See picture albums on Facebook Page
for the events
LaGrande Eugene Salem Medford Hood River
148 women participated in our 4 pray and play events. The program encouraged creative expressions of faith through play and in prayer. Women came from 25 congregations and gave a combined offering of $808 to Week of Compassion, $808 to our Romerillos Project sponsored by FEDICE in Ecuador. In addition, the women gave $220 and change in change to the Blessing Box offerings. And, besides all of that, they purchased over $500 of handicrafts from Mozambique and Ecuador, and over 60 books to go to Lynchwood School Children.