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Women's Fellowship Mission Project for October
The Women's Fellowship mission project for Octoberis $100 to the Unity Women's Desk. Individual or Circle donations can be made payable to "Unity Women's Desk" and given to Circle Mission Leaders or Shirley Womack, Treasurer. Also, pick up containers for November's Operation Christmas Child campaign during the month.

Children's Church Volunteers Needed
We are in need of additional volunteers for Children's Church.  Please contact Martha Johnson if interested.

Moravian Day of Service
The Moravian Day of Service saw members of our congregation cleaning up the Labyrinth Garden at Sunnyside and improving the Apple Orchard and Greenhouse at Laurel Ridge.  And several who didn't give sweat, rolled up sleeves to give blood at the South Branch Blood Drive.  Thanks to all who worked together to make our world a better place!

Keeping Your Cool
The new HVAC system has been installed at a cost of $23,842.  Thanks to your generous contributions, we are off to a good start on paying the bill with over $14,000 accumulated so far.  Indeed, additional contributions are needed to complete payment for the project.  ALL contributions are very much appreciated. 

Chicken Pie Update

Over 1000 pies were made over the course of another magnificent two days of pie making on October 3 and 4.  Many members used vacation days to participate and a good number of folks beyond our congregation offered their time and energy.  It is especially inspiring to see the great diversity of age and talent sharing the task.
Ongoing... Helping Out...

Tai Chi is Back!
Weekly Tai Chi classes are offered on Thursdays at 2:00.  The hour-long classes are taught by David Harold.  Grounded in Christian theology and practice, he is a 40 year practitioner of the art and is particularly interested in integrating Tai Chi principles in building a more peaceful world.  A donation basket for David's instruction is placed at each class.

Flower Calendar
If you are interested in placing flowers in the Sanctuary for Sunday Worship in honor of a special event or a special loved one, or in memory of a loved one, the flower calendar is in the hallway on the left side right before you go into the Fellowship Hall.

CDs of Sunday Services Available
Each Sunday, our Worship Service is recorded on cd.  These cd's are available each week for delivery to members unable to attend worship.  Also, thanks to the generous donation of one of our members, we are also able to mail these to our out-of-town members.

Wish Lists for Local Agencies
Our monthly offerings of food are being simplified to receive the same foods each month for Sunnyside Ministry and the Cordero de Dios Food Pantry.  Keep peanut butter and jelly, toothbrushes and toothpaste, tortilla flour, cooking oil, canned vegetables and canned soups on your grocery list for Sunnyside and Maseca tortilla corn flour and vegetable oil on your list for Cordero de Dios.  Bins for these offerings are in the Fellowship Hall.  Sunnyside also has ongoing needs for volunteers to serve as receptionists, interviewers, food pantry workers, clothing closet workers, and data entry clerks.  Volunteer shifts are 9:00 to 11:00 Monday through Friday and 1:00 to 3:00 Monday through Thursday.  Data entry clerks can work any time between 8:00 and 4:00 Monday through Friday. Sunnyside currently has a great need for winter clothing, new and gently used blankets, and pots with lids.

Overflow Shelter Bus Passes
It has been our custom each year to provide items such as soap, gloves and caps to people served through the Winston-Salem Overflow Shelter program.  This year, we're doing something a little bit different.  During the month of November, our South Branch Regional Conference is collecting money for the shelter to provide bus passes for its guests.  Each pass costs $1 so every little bit can make a difference.  A collection box will be in the fellowship hall for donations through the end of November.