Lunch Bunch

May Lunch Bunch Group is celebrating Spring! Come visit with old friends and make new friends while enjoying lunch and brisk conversation at various locations around town. Lunch Bunch meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30. May 8th we will gather on the patio at Bernadin's Fine Dining. Bernadin's is located at 901 West Fourth St., W-S, 27101. You may visit their tempting menu at www.bernardinsfinedining.com/winston. To join the fun reply to lunchbunch@UUFWS.org. We're always looking for new diners so come join us!

Women's Fund Group - Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn. April 22, 12:30 at Golden India Restaurant. Gather for friendship, lunch, and to hear about Bee Geek, one of the organizations funded by last year's Women's Fund donations. Elerod Morris will talk about Bee Geek and is Girl Code project. The project is designed for at risk girls and provides hands on real life experience in digital literacy. Let's get an update! Call, text or email Mary Law to reserve your seat at the table: 336-830-0199.

Marketing Communications Team News

Wanted! If you are somewhat unconventional, somewhat outspoken, and somewhat creative, put on your cowboy boots and join a new innovative marketing/communications team. If you can write, edit, proof read, engage in social media, web development, graphic design, public relations, or just want to kibbutz and be a supporter …join the posse! Sign up here! Three projects on the drawing board are improved roadside signage, a revamp of Fellowship Matters newsletter, and a new member’s directory! Meetings will be occasional - (just to be sure we are all on the same wave length.) Most of the work will be done individually or in small groups on your own time.

April Share the Plate: Piedmont Environmental Alliance

The April Share the Plate recipient is Piedmont Environmental Alliance, a non-profit started right here at the Fellowship that brings together people, organizations, businesses, schools, and government agencies to build a more environmentally sustainable community. In 2005, the Fellowship gave a $1,000 micro-grant to a small group of UUs to host an earth day celebration. Those funds were used to establish and host the first Piedmont Earth Day Fair. Shortly thereafter, the non-profit Piedmont Environmental Alliance was founded. The first Board of Directors was made up almost entirely of UUs and ALL the volunteers at the first couple Fairs were UUs. On April 22nd of this year the 13th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds. This event, which started in our parking lot, has grown to one of the largest in the state, with attendance regularly between 8-10 thousand. Piedmont Environmental Alliance has grown too, from an all-volunteer organization, to an established and recognized community leader with three paid staff members and a Board full of highly talented and accomplished sustainability professionals. The work of the organization has expanded beyond the fair and workshops and into the local schools. Click for more details. Let’s SHOW THEM SOME LOVE! Be generous.

Art Gallery Closing April 1

This coming Sunday, April 1, we'll say goodbye to our wonderful Art Gallery for 2018 and thank you to all the folks who made it happen. All the artwork must be removed after the 11:00 service. Owners should arrange for someone to pick up their artwork if they can't be there April 1. Any remaining artwork will be stored briefly for later pick up. Contact Andrea Morrison, artgallery@uufws.org, if you have questions.

Nominations for the 2018 Jo Dawson Volunteer Service Award

Volunteerism is an essential part of the operations of our Fellowship. Each May, we honor a person, couple, or family who has made significant contributions in time and talent to the Fellowship. The Volunteer Service Award Committee will select the recipient(s) from nominations received from you, our members, supporters and friends.. The deadline for nominations is March 31. Click for full details and online nomination form. Paper forms available in the foyer.

Souvenirs from Chile: Music of P. H. Allende and Enrique Soro

The Fellowship’s talented pianist, Dr. Yong Im Federle, is a faculty member at the Wake Forest U. Department of Music. On March 24 at 3pm, Dr. Federle will be featured along with another WFU faculty member Patricia Dixon in a lecture-recital of piano music by Chilean composers Pedro Humberto Allende and Enrique Soro. Recognized as two of the most important Chilean composers of the first half of the twentieth century, Allende and Soro have greatly influenced the development of the Chilean contemporary music. Dr. Federle will perform selections of their compositions and Ms. Dixon will speak about their music. Admission is free, a reception follows the recital. Kulynych Auditorium, Welcome Center, Wake Forest University.

Celebrating Our Upgraded Worship Space

We are in the final phase of our Worship space upgrade. I know we all appreciate our new chairs, sound equipment, Fellowship Hall monitors, and the sun-screen for the skylight. This was coordinated by our original team of volunteers: Jack Campbell, Donna Hatchett, Janet Loew and Tom Ricono, using funds from our Chalice Lighter grant. Many thanks also to Jim Campbell and Matt Bolick for their technological rework of the sound system equipment and storage and the video screens in the classrooms and foyer. To complete this project we turn our attention to the front area of our Worship space, the Chancel. Our member Dave Ott is an extremely talented woodworker....

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