Anti-Racism Workshop Comes Highly Recommended

The Racial Equity Institute, LLC is presenting an Anti-Racism Workshop March 11-12, 2019 (9 am - 5 pm) at Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.  Cost of attendance is $275 per individual or $175 for seniors (60 years +) and students.  The Fellowship has some scholarships available.  For more information, contact Ann Zimmerman at fonlady@aol.com or 336.491.0045. Register online at https://conta.cc/2SFnx9j or call Kathy Ausen at 336.918.7839.

Volunteers Needed for Hurricane Relief Work Days

We have completed 3 successful Hurricane Relief trips and are now planning more for the next few months. FEMA estimates that 16,000 homes are eligible for funding, cleanup, and minimal reconstruction by approved Faith Groups and Contractors. We'll select a location for a 3 or 4 day visit in March where we can be housed, fed and given meaningful reconstruction work. No experience is needed and some organizations accept high schoolers with their Guardians. Let us know if you would like to be informed of future trips. The work is hard and dirty, but 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.

Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Adults Offered Thursdays in March and April

Registration is now open for Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Adults classes, offered Thursday evenings in March and April from 6:30-8:30. Sexuality is an integral part of the lifelong human experience.  Intrigued by what you could possibly learn about sex as an adult?  Interested in making connections and participating in intimate discussions?  Email dre@uufws.org for registration information about this seven session class for adult members age 21+.

A big Chili Cook-Off THANK YOU!

We had a record turnout for the 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off! Everyone helped to make it successful by entering tasty chili, bringing salads/desserts, carting tables and chairs, washing up, and pitching in.  It was a delightful evening of Fellowship, thanks to all of you who participated and those who volunteered behind the scenes.  Click here to find out who judged and who won!

Imprints Cares is February Share the Plate Recipient

Imprints Cares is an early childhood education nonprofit, helping to break the cycle of poverty by giving children the early start they need in life. Imprints Cares provides families with the tools they need to raise children who are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. It also offers unique before and after school programs, summer enrichment, and tutoring services, which rely primarily on teachers who provide expanded learning in local schools to children in those schools.

Sign Up for Fellowship Dinner Circles

There is no better way to meet new people and form deep bonds than to share a meal together. Now is the time to sign up for spring Dinner Circles! The deadline to join this new round of dinner circles is Sunday, February 3. Please complete the online form. If you haven't yet tried our Fellowship Dinner Circles, they're a great way to get to know other UUs. Join with a partner, as a single, or as a family with children. Dinner Circles are groups of 6-8 people (plus children for Family Dinner Circles) that commit to having dinner in one another's homes approximately once a month. Dates, times, and menus are chosen by the group. If you're in a dinner circle now and you want to remain in one, YOU MUST SIGN UP AGAIN. Please fill out the online form. If you want to be in a Family Dinner Circle, indicate that by listing the names and ages of your children. Family Dinner Circles are assigned by childrens' ages whenever possible, and they sometimes meet at parks or at the Fellowship. If you have been in dinner circles with other couples multiple times and want to make sure you make new friends, please add that to the form so we can make sure that happens. You will be contacted in early February with your assignment. Questions? Email dinnercircles@uufws.org.

Feed the Community, Sustain Relationships

Excellent outreach opportunity. The work of countering racism is the work of building relationships. Our Fellowship is responding to a friendly invitation from Mount Moriah Outreach Center, 317 Jefferson Street in Kernersville, to pitch in with their food justice ministry. Note that they are not strapped for volunteers or for cash or canned goods, they're just inviting us into relationship with them. Click for complete details.

Urgent Need for Stewardship Volunteers

On December 16, we were able to successfully approve our 2019 budget, which generously included money for the Stewardship Committee. This money will hopefully allow us to put in place some creative solutions around our fellowship's need to connect to the mission of "Stewardship". We make so many important contributions to our community and within our own walls, and although there may be many uncomfortable emotions connected to discussions of money, it is a fact that much of what we do can not be done without the continuation of monetary commitments from fellowship members. There is an intricate connection. I began my work with the Stewardship Committee in May 2018 as a committee of 2, including myself as chair. I was lucky enough to secure the commitment of several other good-hearted volunteers to help with the Annual Fund Drive, and for this I am much appreciative. The fact remains, the stewardship of this fellowship is critical and somewhat lacking, and I need help. "Stewardship: the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something." Protection and Responsibility. Please consider joining me in this important work in 2019. You may email me at stewardship@uufws.org. Thank you, Ann Roberts.

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