Covid forced some changes but didn't stop us...
We missed gathering with you at events where we could enjoy fellowship, laugh, learn, and support World Vision's work together. But we continued meeting regularly via Zoom throughout the pandemic shut-downs, and our Action team has been creative in finding ways to serve our local community without violating social distancing guidelines. We anticipate this year will be one of transition back to meeting in person when the guidelines allow. We are all remembering the children and families in Kenya, Honduras, and Syria, who have been seriously impacted by these uncertain times.
Join us! 2021 Fall Kick-Off is coming!
October 2, 2021
LIFE, HOPE, AND A FUTURE
9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church and ZOOM
RSVP: Click this link to open our email invitation and let us know if you're coming in person or by Zoom.
We are excited to invite you on October 2nd to a new year with Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision. We plan to gather in person for the first time in a LONG time, but we will also offer a simultaneous Zoom option. We are pleased to present our special speaker, Ray Norman. Many will remember him sharing his harrowing story when his daughter was shot by a gunman in Mauritania in the aftermath of 9/11 (she survived!). Now Ray is coming back to discuss the intersection of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) with faith and development. Ray is the current WASH Global Sector Lead for World Vision International. Your invitation (if we have your email) is coming very soon!
Women of Vision in Action
October 13, 2021
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Children's Book Bank
World Vision and Women of Vision know that life can be very hard for children and families in our world as well as in our own local communities. This is why Women of Vision in Action teams are serving locally, and why we are once again serving at The Children's Book Bank in Portland, so that we, with God's help, can make a difference in the lives of others. Please join us for this fun event and an optional lunch afterwards (no host) at a nearby location!
Archive of recent events
Syria Field Briefing
We enjoyed an update on the work of World Vision in Syria and the surrounding countries on May 22, 2021. A highlight was the conversation with Cindy Mesko, National Women of Vision Director, and Jill Sherman, seasoned Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision leader and traveler, as they shared their experiences meeting Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Click here for the recording of that conversation.
Share the Light 2021 Virtual Gala
Rich and Reneé Stearns were our special guests for Share the Light 2021 on April 24th. They continue to be passionate ambassadors for ending extreme poverty and injustice so children can live life in all its fullness.
You may view the recording of the event here.
Columbia-Willamette Fall Kickoff: HOPE WINS!
Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision introduced our plans for the coming year at our annual Kickoff on September 26, 2020. While the global pandemic continues to cause much uncertainty, we are unwavering in our mission to bring hope to a hurting world. If you missed the event, we're providing a link to the recording. Click here.