Join Fun and Games at the Dash Game on June 8th

The Fun and Games Committee invites you to join us on our annual outing to a Winston-Salem Dash baseball game on Saturday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m. The starting time should be great for the kids, and the weather is usually nice in early June. So bring your family and friends. Thirteen dollars and fifty cents will get you a Dash souvenir baseball cap and a great seat down low behind home plate (under a protective screen) where you can really see the curves and sliders breaking and the 90 mile per hour fastballs whizzing by the batters.

Community Service Opportunity

The UU EcoSolutions Team is pleased to partner with the WSFC Schools, Women of Action, Piedmont Environmental Alliance, Every Tray Counts, the school board and others to make a difference in our community. Speas Elementary School, just a few miles from the Fellowship, has been chosen as a pilot school to test composting. Speas will be switching from polystyrene to compostable lunch trays. Volunteers are needed as Compost Helpers in the Speas cafeteria. As a compost helper, you will help the students sort their food waste and put it in the proper receptacle as they exit the cafeteria with their class. Shifts are an hour an a half -- can you commit to at least two shifts from now to the end of the school year?  Click here to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094fa8af2daafe3-compost

Poor People's Campaign

The Poor People’s Campaign will take part in a nationwide bus tour publicizing the needs of the poor. On April 28, NC’s tour will stop in Greensboro at 2pm to call attention to Gerrymandering and voter suppression. We will support the bus tour at N.C. A&T University, at Gibbs Hall. Park in lot 16 (Gibbs Hall). Corner of Laurel and E. Market streets. Let SAC@uufws.org know if you plan to attend.

Fifth Annual Dan River Paddle - June 8

Join us on the Dan River Preserve and Park Paddle, a class 1 section of the Dan River that flows 6.5 miles; (an approximately 3-hour paddle), showcasing Rocks, Trees, and Water! The trip includes a 5.8-mile paddle through the Hammer Stern Wilderness Preserve in Stokes County. The trip ends with a spectacular paddle through a 3/4 mile section at Hanging Rock State Park along the Dan River Bluffs.

Thank You for Supporting Women and Girls

Our Fellowship's Women's Fund team goal for membership in Group 61 of The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem was 48 members, and we are thrilled to report that we are now 55 members strong!   We gave a total of $6,200 in member contributions, which gives us five votes on the slate of proposed grants later this year.  Thank you for joining together to create social change for women and girls in our community. Thank you, Andi Ostberg, Caroline Davenport-Ersoff, Anne Garvey Co-Chairs of The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem, Group 61  

Cooking Demonstration

Delicious by Shereen will present a demonstration of Middle Eastern cooking and a shared lunch in the Fellowship’s kitchen on Saturday, April 13 from noon until 2:30 pm. Sponsored by SAC and Interfaith Women of Worship, this event is free. Donations are encouraged and will go to support refugee women in our community. Space is limited to 8 UU attendees. Contact Martha Eller (marthaeller@gmail.com or 336.661.5565) ASAP to reserve your spot.

Hurricane Relief Trips

We have completed 4 successful Hurricane Relief trips and are now planning more for the next few months. FEMA estimated that 16,000 homes were eligible for funding, cleanup, and minimal reconstruction by approved Faith Groups and Contractors. Much remains to be done. We'll next select a location for a 3 day visit in May where we can be housed, fed and given meaningful reconstruction work. No experience is needed and children with their Parents or Guardians are eligible. Let the EcoSolutions Committee know if you would like to be informed of future trips. We want to do what we can to get people back into their homes and communities. Contact eco@UUFWS.org for more information or to express interest.

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