Gift List

Several Committees have asked about ways to let our Members and Friends know about special initiatives needing funding. These are items which our Fellowship has not been able to fund in the regular budget process. Recent donations of this sort have enabled us to install our high-tech security camera system and to appropriately fund our planned Website upgrade. Long-time members will recall our Approved Gift List which has served to communicate these needs in the past. The updated version is shown below and the website version will be updated as needed.

No Ice!

Our 17 year old ice maker is no longer working and it is beyond repair. As many of you heard, I made an unsuccessful plea at last year’s budget town hall to add the appropriate funds into Building Reserve and I reported at the May congregational meeting that the Building Reserve was negative. The Board put available funds from last year’s surplus into the reserve to cover the upcoming anticipated issue with the office HVAC, which has a freon leak. Unfortunately there is no money to replace the ice maker from the reserve until our pledge levels allow for adequate funding. All events need to bring their own ice. --Tom Ricono, Chair of Building Committee.

Share the Plate - July - Food Bank Garden

July’s recipient of our "Share The Plate" offering is the Betty and Jim Holmes Food Bank Garden. This all-volunteer-run garden, located on Reynolda Road at Crossnore, yields over 10,000 lbs of produce annually. All the produce is distributed to those in need through some 400 agencies in Forsyth and the other 17 counties served by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. Volunteers are also needed. Brochures are available on the SAC table in the lobby. Sallie Brewer is the STP ambassador.

News from The Petree Fan Club

Despite the warmer weather, an occasional fleece scarf is still seen on a Petree student, faculty or staff member, along with a proud smile. Thanks to the generosity of several donors, Missy the manager at Joann Fabrics, and the extraordinary and tireless work of the following UU members and friends, we made and gave out nearly 600 scarves this year. In addition, we have on hand enough fabric (some already cut) to make a scarf for each newcomer next year and also in the fall of 2019. Join the Petree Fan Club today!

Lunch Bunch

May Lunch Bunch Group is celebrating Spring! Come visit with old friends and make new friends while enjoying lunch and brisk conversation at various locations around town. Lunch Bunch meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30. May 8th we will gather on the patio at Bernadin's Fine Dining. Bernadin's is located at 901 West Fourth St., W-S, 27101. You may visit their tempting menu at To join the fun reply to We're always looking for new diners so come join us!

Women's Fund Group - Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn. April 22, 12:30 at Golden India Restaurant. Gather for friendship, lunch, and to hear about Bee Geek, one of the organizations funded by last year's Women's Fund donations. Elerod Morris will talk about Bee Geek and is Girl Code project. The project is designed for at risk girls and provides hands on real life experience in digital literacy. Let's get an update! Call, text or email Mary Law to reserve your seat at the table: 336-830-0199.