Women’s Brunch: Saturday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m.
This year’s speaker will be Faith Willard, co-founder of The Widow’s Friend in Bangladesh, and director emeritus of Camp Good News on Cape Cod.
Faith Willard in 1975 co-founded The Widow’s Friend, which sponsors
several projects in Bangladesh to help widows, orphans and other destitute people.
It now runs medical clinics, an orphanage, a high school, a mission/job skills
training center for widows, a school for the deaf, and a hostel for unmarried
Camp Good News was founded in 1935 by her parents, W. Wyeth and Grace
Willard. Daughters Faith and Hope Willard Brooks later assumed leadership.
Though the camp was founded and is led by a Christian staff, campers come from
a wide variety of religious, socioeconomic, and non-religious backgrounds. The
Christian faith, as expressed in the Apostles Creed, is presented in an open,
interdenominational setting. According to its web site, “The camp endeavors to
help young people discover the relevance of the Bible in our culture and assist
them in exploring the awesome meaning and direction for living.”
Willard will speak following a brunch of quiche, ham, asparagus, muffins,
fruit, coffee, tea and juice. Please RSVP to Theshermanchurch@aol.com or call the church at 860-354- 6114 for further information.
This event is free, but free-will donations will be accepted. Reservations are
strongly requested. Child care will be provided if requested.