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. The Walk will be held this year on Sunday, October 15. To join the team or donate to it, go to Crop Walk Forsyth.
Contact Us for information
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, October 17, 7pm.
Thursday, October 12, 7pm – Free screening of the documentary Tomorrow:
Why this film?
TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.
TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet.
TODAY, we need a new direction, objective…A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road…
TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.
Start small to grow big, and write a new story for the generations to come.
Thursday, October 19,7pm – First of a four-part book discussion on Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean, the William Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. Democracy in Chains, longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award, is a sobering treatment of the history of forces which are funding the dismantling of the democratic process.
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 and Parade 2017: October 14, 10am Trade Street
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.