WSU professor, Dr. David Warner, was severely injured by several people as he attempted to intervene in an altercation just a block from the church. If you’d like to help raise funds for his medical costs, here are a few ways:
- Buy a flower from displays at Zoe Underground Cafe (basement of the Interfaith House) and Cafe Moro, with other sites in the near future (we hope ) Suggested donation is $5.oo.
- Help make flowers. Graduate student Charise De Berry thought up this great idea and we are helping her to expand and give more people the opportunity to donate. So,we would like to keep these displays full and we could use some help making these simple felt flowers. Please dive right in and bring any flowers you make to the church. At this time, we think we need purple, yellow, and blue flowers most (the red are made slightly differently and there are a number of people working on them at this point). We have extra felt at the church, along with a little table in the Fireside room where you could sit and work if you prefer that to home.
Wavy rosette in Blue, Purple, Yellow
Re-purpose all the “stuff” you need to get out of your house this winter. Bring gently used clothing, shoes, and items in good working condition to The Thrift Shop. At this time of year especially, the shop can use good items to restock the shelves. Drop donations anytime in the little grey shed on the corner of Campus and Ruby Streets. Thanks!
More about The Thrift Shop.
Does AI letter-writing work?
Since 2002, CCUCC has participated in Amnesty International’s letter-writing efforts in defense of human rights worldwide.
Recent success stories include the release from detention in China of Ai Weiwei, internationally-known artist, and Mao Hengfeng, human rights defender. We wrote letters for them. There are numerous human rights abuses that we will never hear about if not for AI. Here are other individuals who have also been freed: Azerbaijani student, Jabbar Savalan, imprisoned for his facebook post calling for Egypt-inspired protests against government; Sudan student, Taj Alsir Jaafar, imprisoned after participating in protests and peaceful sit-in in Khartoum University; Maldivian Muslim activist, Ismail Rasheed, assaulted and arrested for peaceful protest calling for religious tolerance; Burundi activist-leader, Faustin Ndikumana, asked their Ministry of Justice to investigate corruption but instead was charged under Anti-Corruption Law; three Zimbabwean activists who advocated for media reforms and freedom of expression; Syrian activist, Ahmed Andora, arrested for unknown reason while in a Damascus café. In Bahrain, death sentences for two anti-government protesters were quashed. Naser Badel Al-Raas, a Canadian national was arrested and tortured for participating in protests, also in Bahrain. After his release Naser thanked Amnesty International,”…I’d like to thank everyone who fought for me without knowing me. I now believe in those who fight for justice.”
Human rights abuses come in all forms, in countries A to Z.
Amnesty International, with more than 3 million supporters in more than 150 countries, has received a Nobel Peace Prize for its work.
Come in this week and you’ll find some steals! We need to move some of our great inventory of gently used items, so you benefit. Find clothes, kitchen items and many things you wouldn’t have imagined!
Coffee for a Cause is a monthly coffeehouse/open mike where you can find fun entertainment, refreshments and great company. Donations are accepted with all proceeds going to a different cause/charity each month. On Friday, October 14 7-9 p.m. all proceeds will go to the Kiwanas Children’s Cancer Program and will be coordinated by the Pullman High School Key Club.
Anyone can help out by bringing refreshments (cookies, muffins, etc…), sharing your talent, coming early to help set up, or staying to help clean up. The crowd at Coffee for a Cause is encouraging of people of all ages who want to get up and tell a joke, or play an instrument, or sing for the first time, so come and show your stuff!
poster by Alex Radakovich
The Pullman-Moscow CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of $19,000 to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives.
This year Pullman-Moscow and some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide are joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.” Many of the CROP Walkers will be wearing T-shirts, proclaiming their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live — as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks, and meal sites here in the U.S. These local ministries share in the funds raised by CROP Hunger Walks.
Haiti is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks are making a big difference. In the aftermath of the killer earthquake, Church World Service was there with much-needed emergency assistance. With the recovery effort in full swing, CWS is helping families and communities to rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods.
CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the U.S., helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes to recover.
Even if you cannot walk with us, or if you can’t walk at all, everyone is able to make and/or request donations on line using credit cards that will be assigned to the church’s team. Participants who cannot do the walk can be “spirit” walkers. This does not commit you to doing the 10K walk. If you cannot join us on October 9 but want to participate, you can do your own CROP walk prior to October 9th in full or by shorter segments that total 10K.
Remember, all donations must be turned in with a donor envelope (cash or checks) the day of our Walk, or you can leave your envelope in the church office or mailbox. The on-line donations have a little longer to be made. Please urge your donors to make their gift before the end of October. We need to raise $19,000 from Moscow and Pullman participants, so we need your help in person and on line.
Let’s team up to create a dynamic result for the 2011 CROP Walk.
Info from Nancy Mack, 509-332-6252.
Donate online at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ team page