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.

Feeding the Homeless - 12/13/2018

A team of volunteers from the UU Fellowship is needed to provide dinner for 30 guests at the overnight homeless shelter at Augsburg Lutheran Church on Thursday, December 13th. The shelter is part of the City With Dwellings program, a community-wide effort to provide emergency shelter in winter and to end homelessness. More information about the organization is available at citywithdwellings.org. Please sign up HERE to bring food and/or help to serve and clean up after the meal.

What would you do if...

In our modern world, it seems as though hardly a day goes by without hearing about a shooting, a devastating fire, a severe weather event, or some other violent situation that results in people being injured or even killed. Our new Safe Congregations Committee Chair, Max Goelling, would like to remind all of us to be more aware of our surroundings and to know how best to respond to emergencies such as a fire in our building, medical emergencies, and other events that can compromise our ability to gather peacefully. Over the course of the last few weeks, Max has taught classes, reviewed all of our policies, and coordinated with other committees to create new solutions to some of our safety challenges. In the coming weeks, he will distribute flyers, hang posters, and start training our new Watchful Shepherds. His goal is to help us all feel safe and to respond properly to emergency situations.

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