Multiplying for the King
Today’s post includes a link to Sunday’s sermon on discipleship making, which concluded UFC’s fall series. You’ll also find information on a special women’s event next Monday, Nov. 22.
A High Calling
On Sunday, Pastor Brett Gilchrist spoke on the discipleship practice of evangelism. Drawing from I Corinthians 15:1-8, Acts 1:6-9, and II Corinthians 5:20, he reminded us that God can use fearful people to point others to Jesus. Yes, we might not know how to share the gospel, or we might not want to share it.…
Camp Agape Update
As promised, we have an update for you on last weekend’s Camp Agape, which was held at Camp Harlow in northwest Eugene for 163 children and teens impacted by incarceration. The Agape Families team along with roughly 140 volunteers led by Faith Gilchrist appreciated your prayers. Thank you!
Praying for Camp Agape
On Thursday more than 200 children and teenagers impacted by incarceration arrived at Camp Harlow in northeast Eugene for a three-night camp designed just for them. They were met by an incredible team of volunteers, men, women, and in many cases, entire families, who are invested in bringing the hope found in Jesus Christ to…
Praying for Afghanistan and Haiti
Afghanistan and Haiti have been in the news throughout the week as crisis deepens within each country. As we listen to the reports, our hearts break for the men, women, and children who are suffering. While we cannot fly into these countries to minister on the ground, we can pray to the One who is…
Friday Feature: Outreach Team
Welcome to a glimpse into the work of our church’s Outreach Team, previously know as the missions team…
Friday Feature: Ariel Sax
Today we have the privilege of hearing from Ariel Sax, who attended UFC during her college years and is now in Denver, Colorado, where she’s serving with Antioch Center for Training and Sending (ACTS).
Friday Feature: Kathleen Harwood
Kathleen Harwood has done many things in her life, but one of her favorites is teaching women to read and to believe the Bible. She is thankful that she has had opportunities to continue to pursue that passion at UFC. Today Kathleen shares with us about a special ministry in Uganda that is close to…
Friday Feature: Sheila Wolf
One of the ministries UFC supports is Dove Medical, a prenatal medical clinic in Eugene that specializes in pregnancy diagnosis and decision-making. It is a joy to have one of the clinic’s registered nurses, Sheila Wolf, share a bit about herself today.
Friday Feature: Karen Leslie
Today Karen Leslie shares about her “behind-the-scenes” role as she and her husband Glenn minister with Youth for Christ/Campus Life. They live in Creswell and attend UFC, where Karen has been a cheerleader for and encourager of young mamas. It’s a joy to have her share with us a bit more about their ministry.
Praying for Haiti, a country in crisis
Cailyn Prewitt, our UFC missions intern, shares about the current crisis in Haiti, its long history of heartache, and how Chances for Children, a non-profit that UFC supports, is continuing to support the Haitian people. Her post includes her beautiful pictures of the Haitian landscape.
Friday Feature: Jan Smith
Jan Smith and her husband Dan have worked with International Students, Inc. on the University of Oregon campus for 34 years, and today we have the privilege of sharing four stories of how God is bringing students from around the world into their lives.
Friday Feature: Linda Grimaud
Linda Grimaud, and her husband Robert, are finishing up a stint of service to the Loftstofan Baptistakakirkja Church in the capital city of Reykjavik, Iceland. Today she shares with us a bit about their time in Iceland and how we can be praying for them.
Friday Feature: Sarah Campbell
Sarah Campbell and her husband Stowe served with Navigators on the University of Oregon campus for more than seven years and faithfully attended UFC before relocating to Christchurch, New Zealand six years ago with their three sons — Tristan (16 in July), Brody (14), and Ethan (almost 12). Today they work with Navigators World Missions to…
So Many Blessings
We welcome Cailyn P. to our Friday Thankfulness feature, which wraps up ufcwomen.blog’s missions week.
I kept stirring…I keep striving
Today at ufcwomen.blog, we are featuring a UFC missionary, who is currently gaining additional language training in France. She is studying “In His Image” with a UFC small group via Zoom each Thursday, and in this post she reflects on patience — and the process of making créme pâtissière!
Standing in the Gap
She describes herself as “a missionary who never wanted to be one,” but God changed this woman’s heart after a single, international missions trip in 2009. Today she shares with us a few words about praying for those who have been called “to go.” Join us at ufcwomen.blog.
Wherever I Go
Today at ufcwomen.blog, a faithful Jesus follower reflects on a simple phrase at the end of her daddy’s prayers that is helping her during a season of great transition.
Gardening and a Missional Life
We’re featuring different missionary women this week at ufcwomen.blog, and it’s an honor to welcome Amy to this little corner of the web as she reflects on gardening and a missional life.
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Encounters: Missionary Hannah Plowden
Editor’s Note: This feature in the Encounters with Evangelists series was written several weeks ago by Phares Gilchrist about her aunt, who was a missionary in China and Hawaii in the 1900s. We feel it’s fitting to run today as we each face a call by God to minister exactly where He has placed us…
Editor’s Note: This reflection and artwork come from artist and Jesus follower Ellie Escobar, who lives on Vancouver Island. Since I met Ellie last fall on an airplane to Washington, D.C., and shared her story and testimony with you in January, she has followed our blog and sent me regular encouragement from God’s Word. Ellie…
Encounters with Evangelists: Parents
Editor’s Note: In the series “Encounters with Evangelists,” UFC Women share stories of people who have influenced their walks with Jesus. Today Ginny Riley, who was instrumental in the discipleship of many UFC women during her years in Eugene, writes about how her parents consistently shared with her the good news of faith in Jesus.…
Encounters: Little Evangelists
What do you think of when you hear the word evangelism? Maybe you recall knocking on doors, missions trips, or curbside testifying. But there’s also a more general form of evangelism, one that is profound without the use of biblical tenets. There’s hardly a better example than the wonder in creation being shared by a…
Ellie Escobar in Her Own Words
Editor’s Note: In the series Encounters with Evangelists, UFC Women explore how face-to-face interactions with messengers proclaiming the Good News of faith in Jesus Christ leave priceless marks upon our lives. Today we offer part two of a feature on Ellie Escobar, a Vancouver Island artist and Jesus follower. She shares her testimony below along…