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
Keeping Your Cool
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!
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.
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.
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.