MISSIONS: CHARITY, JUSTICE, ADVOCACY
Small groups within the Missions Committee are responsible for planning their own projects and events. If you would like to be involved in any of them, please email the person listed below. If you have a concern you would like addressed that doesn’t fall under any of these small groups, please contact one of the Council members-at-large.
Augsburg Overflow Shelter for Men
Parkway UCC again partnered with City with Dwellings to provide dinner and fellowship for the homeless in our community one night per month from December – March. Volunteers prepared the meal and served it to the guests at the shelter.
CROP Hunger Walk
Ann McLain and Faith Crosby
Children, youth and adults of Parkway participate in the annual Church World Service CROP Walk to raise funds to fight hunger locally and globally. Over 30 Parkway members and friends walked in the 2016 CROP Walk.
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The Justice Team organizes events and participates in activities promoting justice and peace, including voter education/registration, Medicaid Expansion, food justice actions, immigration justice, and gun violence prevention.
Parkway Statement of Welcome
On Sunday, May 28, the Justice Team led a lunch discussion on a proposed Statement of Welcome in response to the changing climate of immigration in our country. After the discussion, the Justice Team took comments and made some clarifying revisions to the statement in anticipation of a congregational meeting for approval on Sunday, June 25. Here is that revised statement:
Parkway Welcome Statement
Following the teachings of Jesus, we pledge to resist policies and actions which target and deport undocumented immigrants and discriminate against marginalized communities. In solidarity with those targeted by prejudice, we will work alongside our inter-faith partners, other organizations, and neighbors to help ensure dignity and human rights of all people.
This pledge includes but is not limited to offering opportunities for education and legal understanding of rights, financial support, community-building by participation in programs like “Strangers to Neighbors,” advocacy in conversation with law enforcement, prayer and witness response to I.C.E. activity in our community.
Open and Affirming
Sarah Lu Bradley
Parkway UCC is an “Open and Affirming” church welcoming all to join in our worship and service. Please see our FAQs and statements of ministry for more information.
Winston-Salem Pride Festival 2016 – Parkway UCC and Wentz collaborated at a booth, offering a presence of love and affirmation.
Parkway UCC is a 5 for 5 congregation, annually supporting the United Church of Christ’s basic support and the four special mission offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, Neighbors in Need and The Christmas Fund.