Climate Change Discussion

One week only! On September 29, fifty percent of Sunday donations not marked as Pledges will be shared with the North Carolina Baptists on Mission. Hurricane Florence made landfall on September 13, 2018, wrecking havoc on over 14,000 homes and the lives of many North Carolina residents. Fellowship volunteers responded to the Coast to help and continue to do so. The suffering and damage there shocked and gravely troubled our volunteers. So much so, that five relief trip were made over the past year including from 3 to 8 people who stayed for 3-days of work. UU volunteers also did 2 additional one day-trips to Catawba County just an hour from her after the June 9 deluge.

These work trips are coordinated through North Carolina Baptists on Mission. They have 5 recovery centers in NC alone with bunkhouses, kitchens, tool trailers, and shower trailers that are mostly run by volunteers and financed by their church members. Without the Baptists on Mission it would have been much more difficult to help. A share of the plate will go to the Lumberton, NC Restoration Center for the purchase of much needed building materials for the continuing work which could go on for another year or more.

Share the Plate

The share the plate recipient for September 2019 is the Hispanic League of W-S (HL). The HL greatly improves the Winston-Salem community through ambitious multicultural offerings, and strong, vital support for our Hispanic neighbors. Education is a major initiative. For decades, it has continuously strengthened its Hispanic Middle School Achiever’s program, which provides role models, structure and discipline to many students. Since 2000, the HL has awarded 454 well-deserving local Hispanic students with, cumulatively, over one million dollars in higher education scholarships. The HL, working with their community partners, provide essential services, such as community ID cards (accepted by banks, police, etc), free health drives, and vital information sessions. Multiculturally, the HL will present the 27th annual Fiesta in downtown W-S on 9/14/19 as well as Spanish Gala, Colorful Sounds and other Latino treasures.

Fifty percent of all cash and non-designated checks collected during the month of September will go to the Hispanic League. Please be generous.

Climate Change Discussion

September 13 will be the anniversary of landfall for Hurricane Florence. Thousands of families are still waiting for help to restore their storm damaged homes. Contact eco@uufws.org to volunteer. No experience necessary.

Piedmont Earth Day Fair

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.