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.
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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, September 19, 7pm.
Thursday, September 14, 7pm – Free screening of the documentary Democracy for Sale: Wilkesboro native and comic star of “The Hangover” movies, Zach Galifianakis travels back to his home state to investigate how our state has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. See what’s behind cuts to education, healthcare spending, and environmental protection; lowering of taxes on the wealthy and corporations; and the passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot. Popcorn on the house!
This event will also launch a new book study group on Nancy MacLean’s salient exposé, “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan”. The book group will have its first meeting on Thursday, October 19, 7pm at Parkway. If you would like to purchase a book with the group order, contact Steve Boyd.
Wednesday, September 20, 10am-2pm – Faith in Democracy Workshop:
Join an opportunity to build coalition with other faith communities in continuing to address ways our democracy is being compromised. Democracy NC is holding a workshop on what faith communities can do legally, threats to religious freedom, and theological reflection on the ways we raise our witness. Register at Faith in Democracy Workshop.
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.