SAVE THE DATE: November 2, 2024, for the “Over the Rainbow” annual live auction evening!!

We need donors!

We will be accepting donations beginning around late August/early September so please set aside your (physical) treasures until then. We can accept gift certificates of any kind at any time!

Due to storage and time constraints, the auction will be limited to about 300 physical items. We will be looking for unique, unusual, precious and sublime treasures, in very good condition, and worth at least $10. In addition to these lovely finds, we also encourage our fellowship folks to ask their favorite businesses to donate gift certificates, and/or to consider donating their own services, like handy-person hours, a live music performance, party planning, garden/lawn work, pet sitting, Christmas cookie baking, gift wrapping, organizing, etc., etc. We can print individuals’ gift certificates for these.

Watch for more details and volunteering opportunities to come!

Questions? Reach out to the Auction Team at auction@uufws.org.

Invigorating group hikes will be scheduled one weekday each week. Although we won’t be rushing to the top on these 3-7 mile hikes, we will be trekking at a brisk pace. Plan on 1-3 hours (depending on mileage and elevation change) in a beautiful natural setting. A brief and scenic rest stop will be featured on hikes over 3 miles. Examples of locations are Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain, or Stone Mountain state parks. The day and time will be determined after checking the weather and trail conditions 2-3 days in advance. Click “Sign Up” below for the next scheduled hike.

For more information and to register, click below or contact Jae at nature@uufws.org.

 

UU Fellowship of Winston-Salem Clothing Closet

We are currently in need of men’s and children’s clothing. We especially need sizes 5-16 in children’s. Your gently used donations of clothes and shoes are greatly appreciated. We do not give away items with stains or holes.

Donations can be left in the bin in front of the Closet or in the designated area in the Fellowship lobby. Please let us know when you have made a drop-off by calling (336) 659-0331 or emailing clothescloset@uufws.org so that we can attend to it.

We have a new way for you to become more involved in our busy congregation!

We’ll help to connect you with groups and activities that interest you. Learn more about many of our activities and find out how to participate, without long-term commitment! We want you to find a place in our community.

-Your UU Membership Team

membership@uufws.org

Great news! Religious Education classes are back on for Sunday, February, 11! K-5th Grade, 6-8th Grade, and the Sr. High Group will all work on self portraits to share as part of a display for the Leandro Education Advocacy Day at the NC Supreme Court State.

There will be NO RE Classes on these dates:

  • (Updated) February 18 – Multigenerational Worship – LOVE – Chocolate Communion
  • March 31 – Multigenerational Worship – Easter – No RE Classes
  • May 26 – Memorial Day Weekend – No RE Classes

Questions? Contact Pam Lepley.

Let’s support the Easton Elementary School teachers by providing snacks to help power them through the school day.

Now through the beginning of May, place pre-packaged snacks of chips, nuts, cookies, dried fruit, canned/bottled drinks, etc. in the box in the Foyer.

Items will be picked up the second Monday of each month between 9-10 am. Fresh-baked goods, well-wrapped, can be placed in the box on the second Sunday of the month and they will be picked up the next day.

Questions? Contact Kathy Johnson.

We thanked all the volunteers who helped with our New Congregational Administrator Lea’s onboarding, but left off another important group.

A huge thanks to the Congregational Administrator hiring team of Bob Day, Megan Foster, Carol Ziel and Jack Campbell! Thank you for helping to guide our congregation as we get the staff needed to help us flourish in our future!

-Rev. Kayla

To request an announcement be made in worship, please email worship@uufws.org.

Announcements that have not been previously submitted on the Announcement Request Form will not be considered.

The 2023 award presentation will be presented in early 2024. The congregational meeting has been postponed, and due to several additional factors, we decided to delay the presentation. The award will be presented in January or February, either at the congregational meeting or at a Sunday service. Details to follow.

Questions? Email Caron at coordinator@uufws.org.

Check out the events and opportunities at the magical UU place near Highlands, NC!

For more information contact The Mountain at themountainrlc.org or 828.526.5838.