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: 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

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: 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 -- be sure to note "UU Group 61." Click for more information and a link to sign up.

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 or 336.491.0045. Register online at 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 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 for registration information about this seven session class for adult members age 21+.