Share the Plate - June 30th Only!

Our STP partner for the one Sunday of June 30th is the Triad Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. American United is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the separation of religion and government as the only way to ensure freedom of religion, including the right to believe or not believe, for all. The Triad Chapter of AU grew out of this Fellowship, and its founders and early officers were UUs. Cash and designated checks (write “share” in the memo line) collected in the offering will be shared 50/50 with Americans United. SAC@uufws.org

World Cafe Coming July 14th!

On Sunday, July 14th after the service, Kathy Orms and Elisabeth Motsinger will facilitate a World Cafe designed so all of us can talk about the Fellowship’s present and future. A light lunch and childcare will be provided. If you haven’t attended one before, a World Cafe is a discovery tool that helps a large group understand a set of issues at their own pace. Some of the topics we will be considering include: Fellowship Culture, 2020 priorities, our next ten years, how can we increase participation, and other topics generated from the results of the fellowship-wide survey

Sexual Pathways: Navigating New Waters

During this workshop, we will help our participants broaden their horizons by discussing topics such as:  1)  Gender Identities and Sexual Orientation – How to Be Respectful Through Language.   2)  Engaging our Nonbinary and Polyamorous Peers by Focusing on Their Inherent Worth and Dignity .  3)  Enhancing Our Self-Determination by Setting and Respecting Personal Boundaries. We will use a combination of engaging discussions, small-group role play, and a series of activities designed to be thought-provoking and challenging. Please plan on joining us on Sunday, June 30th from 12:30 – 2:30. We will be serving a light lunch with refreshments. Childcare is available with advanced registration so that we may enlist care providers.  Please request childcare by contacting Pam Lepley at dre@uufws.org by midnight on June 23rd.

The Social Action Council needs you!

Want to make a difference in the community and at the Fellowship? SAC is looking for leaders to coordinate action on issues in the community and the State. This exciting opportunity has many levels and entry points. Once we get you started, you’ll have the autonomy to create your own action plan for the Fellowship. Because volunteering with your friends is FUN as well as rewarding, we are also looking for someone to help identify events and initiatives for group participation – such as a wine party with our partners at the Diaper Bank! Help us help the community. We’ll teach you how. 

More Auction Buying Opportunities - First Come, First Served

Our 2019 Annual Fellowship Auction is now over. Thanks to our many generous donors, bidders, and volunteers, we raised nearly $27,000 - once again surpassing our fundraising goal! Lucky for you, there are a few items still available for you to purchase. So go to www.uufws.org/postauction, peruse the offerings, and place your order now before they get gone.

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.

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