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

Very Vegetarian First Friday Potluck

Join the Ethical Eating committee and EcoSolutions for a  repeat of last spring’s delicious vegetarian potluck.  The potluck is part of our series of First Friday Potlucks, which is scheduled for October 5 at 6:30.  Bring your favorite plant based recipe and enjoy a feast that is good for you and good for our planet. Learn more here:  http://www.uufws.org/event/first-friday-potluck

Breeze Photo Directory and Online Portal Is Here!

Check your email, Fellowship Members and Supporters, for your personal invitation to Breeze. The current website directory is being upgraded to include pictures, and we need YOU to log in using the most current link in your email inbox. Check out the menu bar of the website for a handy way to log into your activated account, and for additional instructions. One of the best features of Breeze is the photo directory, but it's only useful if members and supporters activate accounts and actually upload pictures. Thanks to the 143 people who have activated their accounts, we're almost half way there! Look for the Breeze Help table in the foyer each Sunday. Volunteers are ready to help with technical support and to take your photo. Questions? Email Caron Armstrong at breeze@uufws.org.

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