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.

Marketing Communications Team News

Wanted! If you are somewhat unconventional, somewhat outspoken, and somewhat creative, put on your cowboy boots and join a new innovative marketing/communications team. If you can write, edit, proof read, engage in social media, web development, graphic design, public relations, or just want to kibbutz and be a supporter …join the posse! Sign up here! Three projects on the drawing board are improved roadside signage, a revamp of Fellowship Matters newsletter, and a new member’s directory! Meetings will be occasional - (just to be sure we are all on the same wave length.) Most of the work will be done individually or in small groups on your own time.

Art Gallery Closing April 1

This coming Sunday, April 1, we'll say goodbye to our wonderful Art Gallery for 2018 and thank you to all the folks who made it happen. All the artwork must be removed after the 11:00 service. Owners should arrange for someone to pick up their artwork if they can't be there April 1. Any remaining artwork will be stored briefly for later pick up. Contact Andrea Morrison,, if you have questions.