New Member Gathering - Saturday, 11/17/18, 4-6pm

Fellowship members who officially joined between November 2017 and November 2018 are invited to the annual Newest Members Celebration! Drop in to meet Fellowship leaders and be feted by the Membership Committee with food and fun. Date: Saturday, November 17th; Time: 4:00-6:00pm; Place: Fellowship Hall. RSVP: To Caron at coordinator@uufws.org by Wednesday, November 14th. Child care available if requested by Nov. 14. Got Questions? Email Suzanne Ackert, Membership Committee Chair, at membership@uufws.org. Hope to see YOU on November 17th!

Next Steps Visit with the Stewardship for Us Team - 11/2-4/18

Your Board of Trustees and Finance Committee have been talking about a list of capital items that the Fellowship might want to fund at some point in the near future.  Some of the items on the list deal with repairs or upgrades (signage, demolishing the 4045 building, and parking) while others address goals in our Strategic Plan (accessible playground).  In thinking about a smaller or special capital fund drive, we thought we should address the larger issue of a major capital campaign (part of our Strategic Plan).  Are we “ready” to tackle one, and if so, which one?

Faithify Fundraiser for Petree Elementary

SAC is raising $4,000 for the yoga program at Petree Elementary, which teaches life-long stress reduction and physical health. Yoga improves students’ concentration and focus, reduces anxiety and aggressive behavior, and supports children dealing with trauma. Yoga has been used at Petree as a successful alternative to detention and suspension. The fundraiser is an online “crowdfunding” through Faithify. Please help us raise the money by the 60-day deadline by sharing this link with your contacts on social media: https://faithify.org/projects/wellness-yoga-for-petree-elementary-school-students/

Hurricane Florence Volunteer Opportunity

Cape Fear Habitat is scheduling volunteer opportunities for Hurricane Florence work over the next few weeks. The work will involve cleanup of flooded homes in Rocky Point/Burgaw area of Pender County, about three and a half hours from here. Out of town volunteers will be housed in Riley's Creek Baptist Church. Gus Preschle, a lead Volunteer for Habitat Forsyth is planning to help there next week from Wednesday, October 24 through Saturday, October 27 OR from Wednesday October 31 through Friday, November 2. Please contact him at exploor@triad.rr.com if you would like to ride share and participate. Or you can volunteer on your own at this web site https://capefearhabitat.volunteerhub.com/

Share the Plate - December - Planned Parenthood

Our Share the Plate Partner for December is Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always go to Planned Parenthood for your health care. All cash and designated checks (write “share” in the memo line) collected via the offering will be shared 50/50 with Planned Parenthood during the month of December. sac@uufws.org

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