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.
Reading Warriors Program
Would you like to read with Kindergarteners or First Graders in the schools once per week? Check out this new program!
Attached is an information flyer on Reading Warriors that includes an introduction to the program, current involved schools, and the process of signing up to volunteer and indicating an interest in Reading Warrior on the volunteer application.
Have questions about this program? Contact:
Mark Batten, Executive Director of Community Engagement
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Office: 336.727.2696 | Cell: 336.865.2739
Reading Warriors launch event video
Neighbor to Neighbor Exchange
The Winston-Salem Neighbor to Neighbor Exchange connects professional and other folks in more secure economic positions with local immigrant and refugee communities to encourage the local exchange of goods, labor, and money.
If you are able to donate groceries or money, or are simply interested in learning more about the Neighbor to Neighbor Exchange, please fill out this form and we will be in touch.
Diapers and Formula Needed at The Downtown Health Plaza
Families are going to the store for these items and finding empty shelves. Unfortunately, patients don’t have the transportation/funds to be driving from store to store so many are going home empty handed. Any brand of formula is needed but preferably Gerber Good Start Gentle, as that is what is provided by WIC and what parents are used to. You can ship directly to the clinic.
c/o Laurie Albertini
1200 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Delicious By Shereen
Mission: to bring us closer together with food. Delicious by Shereen employs local refugees to make contemporary and classical Egyptian & Middle Eastern cuisine for delivery and catering.
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.
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.
Wentz Memorial UCC Food Pantry
Specific food needs, announced in the Pulse and weekly announcements are collected each month for the Wentz Memorial UCC food pantry. Read about the Wentz Food Pantry here.
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.