"Dinner and a Play" Returns With Memphis on April 6th

The Fun and Games Committee is again sponsoring a Dinner and a Play program at Winston-Salem’s Theatre Alliance, and you don’t want to miss this one.  The play is Memphis , a musical that won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Book, Best Musical and Best Score.  It also won two Astaire awards and two 2015 Olivier awards in London.  It’s an upbeat play with a lot of laughs and a lot of 1950’s rock n roll.  We have reserved 20 seats for the Saturday, April 6th, 8:00 p.m. performance at the group rate of $16 plus a $.50 service fee.  We will gather at the 4th Street Filling Station for dinner at 5:30 p.m.

EcoSolutions Announces The Climate Fix Project

The Fellowship EcoSolutions group announces a new workshop series on Climate Change. Using the best seller "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming," edited by Paul Hawken, as a guide, the project will address the most effective solutions that we as individuals, faith organizations, businesses and communities can do to reverse global warming. The Climate Fix Project illuminates ways we can overcome the fear, confusion, and apathy surrounding climate change, and take action. FREE and open to the public. Click here (https://tinyurl.com/eco-emails) to receive reminders if you are not already receiving EcoSolutions emails. We will meet the Fourth Thursday of the month, excluding June and July, from 6:30-8:00. Click to view a video on the project and learn more.

Regional Social Justice Workshop for UU Congregations

The UU Justice Ministry of NC’s “Becoming a Justice-Making Congregation” workshop will be held at the Eno River UU Fellowship of Durham from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019. This workshop is designed to give UU social justice leaders and activists the frameworks, tools, and skills they need to help their congregations assess their current work for justice, engage in meaningful, relational, and transformative justice work, ground their social justice work in our shared faith and values, and increase the visibility, effectiveness, and impact of their justice work. Anyone and everyone who is involved in social justice work (including those from other faith communities in our area) are invited and encouraged to attend. More information and registration: bit.ly/SJ323.

March Share the Plate - Sunnyside Freedom School

The Sunnyside Freedom School is an intensive summer literacy K-12 program, which fosters a love for reading through high-energy activities and culturally-relevant curriculum. The "scholars" who attend gain reading proficiency and confidence, but more importantly, they are empowered to become self-directed life-long learners. For more information: http://anthonysplot.org/sunnyside-freedom-school/ All cash and designated checks (write “share” in the memo line) collected via the offering will be shared 50/50 with the Sunnyside Freedom School during the month of March.

Enjoy the Art Gallery!

Thanks to everyone who shared artwork and/or assisted with the 2019 Art Gallery and the Opening Reception. It takes the talents and dedication of many people to actualize this inspiring annual event. If you would like to purchase any of the art that is priced for sale, mark SOLD and your name on the identification card, contact the owner, whose information is on the id card, and pay for the artwork before the Gallery closes on March 31. Contact Andrea Morrison, artgallery@uufws or 276-755-3040 for more information.

Multicultural Leadership Survey

The Multicultural Leadership Team of the UU Fellowship of Winston-Salem asks for a few minutes of your time to complete this very brief survey. Think of what could make our facility and programming more equitably accessible to you or to UUFWS attendees you know whose needs are not being met. We can’t promise to make things perfect for everyone, but we want to make sure we aren’t missing anyone’s voice or experience. Please direct questions to the Multicultural Leadership Team at multicultural@uufws.org. https://uufws.breezechms.com/form/f0c306

UU Earth Day Fair Booth • Volunteers Needed

The Fellowship will once again host a booth at the 14th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair. We need volunteers to sign up for a 90 minute shift at the Fair. Click here to sign up: uufws.org/edf Our booth theme this year will be Climate Change and you will be trained on-site how to engage fair attendees on this critical topic. Easy and fun! Join us. The Fair is free.

Marguerite's Coffee House on Hiatus

Some of the original people involved with Marguerite's Coffee House have needed breaks for various reasons, so we've decided to take a hiatus to let us recharge, restaff, and plan. We've had a successful run over the last three years thanks to the Fellowship's wonderful venue, the many performers that have shared their considerable talent, and the people that have worked so hard to organize and staff it. We would also like to thank the audience members. Your attentiveness and enthusiastic reception have made this one of the most coveted spots for Triad-area performers. We'll provide further updates once we have more specific information about upcoming events.

Support Women and Girls in our Community

You are invited to join The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem to help meet the growing needs of women and girls in our community. Last year the Fellowship had 36 Sustaining Group Members, and our goal this year is 48!  Please consider joining UU Group 61 as a Sustaining Group Member by making a gift of $100 by March 31 -- be sure to note "UU Group 61." Click for more information and a link to sign up.