The Worship Team is growing in scope and hopes, and needs you in order to be the recharging, transformative experience worship can be in our lives. Read more about the opportunities below, and let us know what you’re interested in being involved with!

Full details here:

Rev. Kayla Parker

Our new settled Minister, Reverend Kayla Parker, has started! Her first Sunday in the pulpit is September 10th, which is also our Homecoming and Water Service. There will be a potluck immediately following the 10:30 service and coffee service. All visitors and guests are welcome.

We know everyone is excited to get to know her. We ask that you give her some time to get settled before requesting meetings. Her first few weeks will be spent primarily working with staff and a handful of our lay leaders. Thank you for your patience.

Rev. Kayla uses an online application to schedule her meetings. You may use it to schedule pastoral care and other meetings.

We hope to see everyone, either in person or online, for our Homecoming and Water Service, her first in the pulpit, on September 10th, and beyond.

This year’s Silent Auction is October 16th -22nd. The Live Auction is on October 21st. Mark your calendars now!

For several weeks before the Auction, we need volunteers to help receive items donated by our generous members and friends. This is YOUR CHANCE to be part of the Auction with no long-term commitment. The job includes readying items for the writers and photographer, packing items for storage, and creating an inventory of items. Suzanne, Bonnie, and Diane need someone to be at the Fellowship to help move the process along smoothly.

We would like you to be a “Process Server”. The hours are 10AM to 3PM with a lunch break, Mondays through Thursdays, August 28th through October 12th. You can work as many days as you want. Come be a part of the Auction!

Thank You Freedom School Volunteers! There Are Still Ways to Help!

This summer, Fellowship volunteers prepared and served six weekly meals for the Sunnyside Freedom School. Thank you to our many organizers, chefs and other volunteers who helped with the program! Your Social Action Council (SAC) has sponsored Freedom Schools for several years and our members have found it to be a fun, worthwhile service to offer. Russ May from Sunnyside sent his thanks and indicated that additional funds would help pay for the 2023 Freedom School program in WS. To help, select the donate button at the bottom of the page:

Since Covid, we’ve seen a surge in attendance and membership. This is a good thing and we want to make sure everyone feels welcomed. One way to welcome newcomers is to make sure there is parking available for them.

We have ample parking …. if some of us change our habits.

If you are able, please park up the hill at the Clothes Closet parking lot by entering at the Clothes Closet driveway. Then it’s a simple walk down and back up the mulched path. The trick is remembering and changing your habit.

We’re guilty of forgetting too. We pull in early and see lots of parking. But, latecomers may find the lower lot full because we forgot to park up top. We don’t want to be responsible for someone turning around and heading home. We want to make space for everyone. Thanks for helping!

The Grounds Team

A Magical UU Place and Experience near Highlands, NC

The The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center is an exemplary retreat, camp, and learning center that celebrates Unitarian Universalist principles, inspires people of all ages, transforms lives, and builds a more compassionate world.

  • Learn:  Tasty and educational farm events all year:
  • Play:  Summer Camp: The Adult Farm camp and Inter-generational camp still have limited openings.
  • Retreat:  Personal Retreats — for individuals or groups
  • Work:  Come work for The Mountain! Hiring maintenance, development associate, kitchen staff, and farm staff.

The Mountain looks forward to hosting you!

For information about more programs at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, visit their website: or call 828.526.5838.

Due to the oak trees we’ve lost recently, we have an over abundance of wood chips. Anyone in the fellowship who can use them is welcome to take from the piles at the far end of the Clothes Closet parking lot. Please enter & exit from the Clothes Closet driveway.

The Grounds Team


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Delegates at the recent Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly voted by 86.3% to preliminarily accept the proposed revision to Article II, with five Amendments.

Next step? Congregations will engage in conversations throughout the next year before Delegates take a second vote at General Assembly 2024.

More information is posted on the website under the Trending section at

UU Fellowship of Winston-Salem Clothing Closet

We’re almost out of storage room at the Clothes Closet. Once we are out of space, we will be bringing your winter donations to Goodwill. Gently used summer items only please. They can be left either in the designated area in the Fellowship lobby or in the bin at the Clothes Closet. Please let us know when a donation is left, so that we can bring it inside, by emailing or calling 336-659-0331.

Communication Assistant

The UU Fellowship is hiring a part-time Communication Assistant. The job description is HERE. Please complete THIS APPLICATION and email it to Caron Armstrong, Director of Congregational Life. The job will remain open until a qualified applicant is found.

The UU Fellowship of Winston-Salem Communication Assistant will collaborate with staff and volunteers to enhance communications in support of the Fellowship mission: To foster spiritual growth, care for each other, protect and preserve the earth, and work for peace and justice. Please note that current Fellowship members cannot be considered for staff positions, nor can staff become voting members of the Fellowship.

We encourage all applicants, especially those from traditionally marginalized communities, such as LGBTQ+, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color), neurodiverse people, and people with disabilities. We welcome applications from those whose skills and talents for this work are not reflected in a traditional educational or career path.