Yadkin River Paddle - June 25

Join members from a coalition of environmental groups in a fun kayak and canoe event on the Yadkin River on June 25th at 8:30 AM. This will be a short casual paddle of about 2 hours from the York Hill Access at the headwaters of High Rock Lake to the vicinity of Duke Energy's Buck Electric Power Plant and coal ash ponds. There, those who choose to can link up their boats for a photo opportunity holding signs and banners promoting clean water and demanding action on coal ash ponds.

Hiring: Youth Director

The Fellowship is looking for someone who is excited about working with our bright young people as they shape their progressive faith journeys and engage in social action. The position is quarter time (ten hours per week), with weekend hours required. It includes co-leading a weekly Sunday session of the youth group, and periodically going with the youth and chaperones on field trips and overnights. Fellowship policy prohibits members from becoming staff, but we hope our members will help us recruit the right person for the job. The ideal candidate has both experience and enthusiasm, an understanding of group dynamics, good communication skills, impeccable professional boundaries and practice of right relations with youth and their families. Click for job description.

Great Timing For Our Petition On Carbon Rules

Over the past few weeks 70 members and guests signed a total of 133 petition post cards to Senators Kay Hagan, Richard Burr and Tom Keane. The cards read in part "Please do your part by supporting the EPA's Carbon Pollution Standards for new and existing power plants." Those cards were mailed in bulk in late May. Then, on Monday, June 2, the EPA released the first ever rules for controlling carbon pollution from existing coal plants.

Coal Ash Stories: Thursday, June 12

Imagine being afraid to drink your water, take a bath, fish, or farm. These are the fears facing communities near the Duke Energy coal ash spill and in areas around other coal-fired power plants in North Carolina. You're invited to Coal Ash Stories, an event featuring four short films focused on coal ash, public health concerns, related policy, and ways that communities are responding.

Summer Sunday Schedule: One Service at 11, June through August

Over the summer, it’s always been the plan to return to a single service (summer travel schedules often give us lighter attendance––we’ll see how it goes this year). The single service during June, July, and August will be at 11. Religious Education Classes will be held after the story time (the nursery is available beginning at about 10:45 each summer morning). Forum time remains the same through the summer at 9:15.