Community Involvement

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
Vicki SchwartzCity_With_Dwellings
Parkway UCC  partners with City with Dwellings to provide dinner and fellowship for the homeless in our community one night per month from December – March. Volunteers prepare the meal and serve it to the guests at the shelter. Sign up sheets are in the narthex.

 

CROP Hunger Walk
Ann McLain and Faith Crosby
CROP Walk logoChildren, youth and adults of Parkway participate in the annual Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk to raise funds to fight hunger locally and globally. The walk was held on Sunday, October 15. Parkway’s Team had 19 walkers and raised $1,900.

 

Justice TeamParkway UCC banner
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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.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 16, 7:15pm.

Justice Opportunities

Gratitude Tree: Supporting Neighborhood Children
From November 19 – 26 we will have a Gratitude Tree in the narthex, with leaves designating information about neighborhood children. Please take one or more leaves and purchase a hat, gloves, scarf. Put a leaf on the tree in its place with a brief statement of appreciation for what you receive at Parkway UCC. Bring the gifts to church by Sunday, December 3 so that they can be assembled into gift bags. On Saturday, December 9 we invite you to come at 2pm to help make hot chocolate and cider, which we will take to Weatherwood Court at 3pm to distribute to the neighborhood children, along with the gifts which have been donated.

 

MICU Support Group
Ana Tampanna and Margaret Morris
Members of Parkway support the nursing staff at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit by providing treats and small items.

 

Open and Affirming
Sarah Lu Bradley UCC.rainbow.fish
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.
pride-logoWinston-Salem Pride Festival and Parade 2017: October 14, 10am Trade Street

 

Wentz Memorial UCC Food Pantry
Liam Hooper and Margaret Morris
Specific food needs, announced in the Pulse and weekly announcements are collected each month for the Wentz Memorial UCC food pantry.

 

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.

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