Jun
3
7:00 PM19:00

Citywide Prayer Gathering

Beginning in April, Love Out Loud has hosted monthly prayer gatherings to simply pray over our city in unity.

Each first Monday we will be meeting at local churches for the flourishing of our city.

The monthly gathering for June will be:

June 3rd, 7- 8pm
Lloyd Presbyterian Church
748 N Chestnut St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Please Note: There will be no monthly prayer gathering in July or August due to summer vacation. The monthly prayer gatherings will resume on September 9th (on the second Monday due to Labor Day. )

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Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Poverty Simulation

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If you had to choose among food, shelter, utilities or medication, what would you pick?

Join Love Out Loud, Crisis Control Ministry, Inc., and Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC for a two-hour dynamic program including four 15-minute “weeks” where you assume the role of a member in a low-income family.

This simulation provides a way for those of us who may have never lived in poverty to "experience" the stresses of everyday life. From check cashing to transportation - participants' eyes are open to hurdles in society some have never thought of and invited into a new perspective.

We are limited to 80 participants. We ask that participants are high school aged or older. There is a $10 suggested, but not required donation. Click HERE to register.

Please email Liz at lkaiman@loveoutloudws.com with questions.

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Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Registration Deadline for Bridges Out of Poverty 6/21

The Bridges Out of Poverty Training is designed to develop understanding across social and economic groups. Cultures have norms and we all respond based on the hidden rules of our upbringing. This training provides an understanding of the hidden rules for individuals in poverty, middle class, and wealth with the goal of providing avenues of success for all. Individuals who work regularly with those living in poverty or want to advocate for those in poverty will benefit from this training.

The Bridges Out of Poverty training sponsored by Crisis Control Ministry is a 4-hour session held several times a year. It is open to all residents of Forsyth County. There is no fee to attend but you must register and it is strongly advised that you read Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne, PhD before attending. Books are available for $10 at Crisis Control Ministry, 200 E. 10th Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.

Workshop Held @ Crisis Control 8:30a

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, June 14

Location of training to be determined. The session is free but you must reserve your spot by contacting Karen Haynes at khaynes@crisiscontrol.org or at 336.724.7875 ext. 1047. Please include the names of all who will be attending and contact emails and phone numbers for each.

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

Be The Change: Mental Health and the Young Child

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Be The Change: Mental Health and the Young Child

This summer's installment of Be The Change is focused on Mental Health and the Young Child in Forsyth County. Keynote speaker Mary Dame from Amos Cottage will speak on how mental health presents in young children, the need for early mental health intervention, and how mental health stigma impacts access to necessary services.

Following the keynote address, an audience-driven panel discussion will connect the issue of childhood mental health to what's happening in our schools and communities, provide context around related and relevant policies, and explore how some children's experiences differ based on race and socioeconomic status.
Click HERE to register.

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"We know that children of color and those who experience poverty or near poverty come into our schools living with much higher rates of trauma. Without direct treatment, or significant buffering factors at home or in schools, we know that this trauma begins to manifest through behavioral issues. It's important for us to have this conversation about mental health and its effects on students, teachers, families, and our communities overall, especially at a time when teachers are underpaid, inadequately supported, and ill-equipped to meet the many needs of the whole child. We cannot remain complacent and allow our children to go without the care and support they need, like district-wide mental health screenings. Too often, the alternative is punitive discipline and criminalization, which we cannot continue to accept," said Wendy Poteat, Partnership Director of The Forsyth Promise.

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Bridges Out of Poverty
Jun
21
8:30 AM08:30

Bridges Out of Poverty

The Bridges Out of Poverty Training is designed to develop understanding across social and economic groups. Cultures have norms and we all respond based on the hidden rules of our upbringing. This training provides an understanding of the hidden rules for individuals in poverty, middle class, and wealth with the goal of providing avenues of success for all. Individuals who work regularly with those living in poverty or want to advocate for those in poverty will benefit from this training.

The Bridges Out of Poverty training sponsored by Crisis Control Ministry is a 4-hour session held several times a year. It is open to all residents of Forsyth County. There is no fee to attend but you must register and it is strongly advised that you read Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne, PhD before attending. Books are available for $10 at Crisis Control Ministry, 200 E. 10th Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.

Workshop Held @ Crisis Control 8:30a

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, June 14

Location of training to be determined. The session is free but you must reserve your spot by contacting Karen Haynes at khaynes@crisiscontrol.org or at 336.724.7875 ext. 1047. Please include the names of all who will be attending and contact emails and phone numbers for each.

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Tour de Llama - Samaritan Ministries
Jun
22
7:30 AM07:30

Tour de Llama - Samaritan Ministries

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Tour de Llama is a chance for cyclists to raise money to help provide food and shelter for our hungry and homeless neighbors. 21, 38 and 61-mile rides begin and end at Divine Llama Vineyards in East Bend and go through Yadkin County. Day-of registration begins at 7:30 a.m. All rides begin at 8:30 a.m. After the ride, attendees enjoy winery tours, lunch, photo ops with llama, wine tastings, hayrides and more.

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Read WS - Tutor Information Session
Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Read WS - Tutor Information Session

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READWS (Read•Write•Spell) needs volunteers to serve as tutors to public-school students. We are hosting an information session for people interested in learning more about the program. The mission of READWS is to reach, teach and advocate for struggling readers by training tutors, educators and parents to use the evidence-based, best practices of a multisensory structured literacy approach. We focus on students who are at an economic disadvantage.

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Women of Wisdom Charity Golf Tournament
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Women of Wisdom Charity Golf Tournament

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Greetings!
The Women of Wisdom (W.O.W.) organization continues to advance the cause of providing spiritual,
emotional and physical support, to women who are facing life-controlling circumstances. Each year our
organization hosts a women’s conference and several community events throughout the year to raise funds and
bring awareness to our women’s transitional home: The House of Refuge. We will be hosting our Annual
Charity Golf Tournament on June 29, 2019 at Tangle wood Golf Course and we are humbly requesting
your support. Our request is for SPONSORSHIP and PLAYER PARTICIPATION for the tournament.
Sponsorship Player
Participation

Cost
Gold Sponsor Foursome $1500
Silver Sponsor Twosome $750
Cart Sponsor Single $500
Lunch Sponsor Single $500
Hole Sponsor N/A $125

Player Participation
Team $350
Individual $100

Featured above are the levels of sponsorship and/or player participation. All levels of sponsorship (except Hole
Sponsor) include player participation. Please select the one that best matches your company’s ability to support
our fundraiser. Sponsor participation is of utmost importance and is beneficial for both parties involved.
Additionally, player participation is of equal importance to ensure a successful tournament. For us to solidify
the details of the fundraiser early, please alert us to your decision as soon as possible.
Women of Wisdom is a non-profit organization composed of diverse women seeking to improve the lives
of women and young girls through encouragement, empowerment, and support of a strong networking
system. We desire that every woman discover and live out her purpose, understand that she is an asset to
her community, and know that she is cherished unconditionally.

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Racial Equity Institute
Jul
9
to Jul 10

Racial Equity Institute

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The process is designed to help leaders and organizations who want to proactively understand and address racism, both in their organization and in the community where the organization is working and for those persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities and disparities within our society.

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National Black Theatre Festival
Jul
29
to Aug 3

National Black Theatre Festival

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The 16th biennial National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) rolls out the purple carpet July 29 - August 3, 2019 in Winston-Salem, transforming North Carolina's city of arts and innovation in a mega-performing arts center with over 100 performances in a number of the city’s venues. Theatre workshops, films, seminars, a teen poetry slam and a star-studded celebrity gala all work together to accomplish the goal of making the National Black Theatre Festivals one of the best theater festivals in the country. The history of celebrity appearances and performances at the National Black Theatre Festival is not only impressive, but also extensive. Visitors can expect to see a number of familiar faces as well as up-and-coming amateurs to the big stage. Each phenomenal festival saturates our city with thousands of theatergoers and theatre professionals from all around the globe into our heavily art-inspired city.

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Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Registration Deadline for Bridges Out of Poverty 10/18

The Bridges Out of Poverty Training is designed to develop understanding across social and economic groups. Cultures have norms and we all respond based on the hidden rules of our upbringing. This training provides an understanding of the hidden rules for individuals in poverty, middle class, and wealth with the goal of providing avenues of success for all. Individuals who work regularly with those living in poverty or want to advocate for those in poverty will benefit from this training.

The Bridges Out of Poverty training sponsored by Crisis Control Ministry is a 4-hour session held several times a year. It is open to all residents of Forsyth County. There is no fee to attend but you must register and it is strongly advised that you read Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne, PhD before attending. Books are available for $10 at Crisis Control Ministry, 200 E. 10th Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.

Workshop Held @ Crisis Control 8:30a

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, October 11

Location of training to be determined. The session is free but you must reserve your spot by contacting Karen Haynes at khaynes@crisiscontrol.org or at 336.724.7875 ext. 1047. Please include the names of all who will be attending and contact emails and phone numbers for each.

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Bridges Out of Poverty
Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Bridges Out of Poverty

The Bridges Out of Poverty Training is designed to develop understanding across social and economic groups. Cultures have norms and we all respond based on the hidden rules of our upbringing. This training provides an understanding of the hidden rules for individuals in poverty, middle class, and wealth with the goal of providing avenues of success for all. Individuals who work regularly with those living in poverty or want to advocate for those in poverty will benefit from this training.

The Bridges Out of Poverty training sponsored by Crisis Control Ministry is a 4-hour session held several times a year. It is open to all residents of Forsyth County. There is no fee to attend but you must register and it is strongly advised that you read Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne, PhD before attending. Books are available for $10 at Crisis Control Ministry, 200 E. 10th Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.

Workshop Held @ Crisis Control 8:30a

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, October 11

Location of training to be determined. The session is free but you must reserve your spot by contacting Karen Haynes at khaynes@crisiscontrol.org or at 336.724.7875 ext. 1047. Please include the names of all who will be attending and contact emails and phone numbers for each.

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May
23
7:00 PM19:00

School of Love: Public Info Session

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Join School of Love Thursday, May 23rd at 7pm for our next public info session at The Salt Box.  (1650 Ivy Ave WS, NC 27105) Perhaps you've been hearing about this budding project & our upcoming cohort but are uncertain as to exactly what we are up to at School of Love? Our public info session is a wonderful opportunity for you & others to learn more about our vision & strategy for "radical discipleship" in these complex times. In addition to a pretty in depth unpacking of School of Love's theological & philosophical framework, we will get into very practical details about cohort participation, & open up time for questions & answers. 

We encourage you to invite friends, family, & leaders of your church that you think might be interested in learning more about our work. 

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Project Comm(UNITY) : A Town Hall on Food Insecurity in the Triad
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Project Comm(UNITY) : A Town Hall on Food Insecurity in the Triad

HUNGER & HEALTH: Making the Connection
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Hanesbrands Theatre
209 North Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 

Join WXII 12's Kenny Beck and Second Harvest Food Bank for this critical dialogue connecting issues of food insecurity, food access, and individual and community health. Together, we will build a greater understanding of the current realities in our community and illuminate pathways to creating healthy, hunger-free communities for everyone. 


This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required.


Light refreshments will be served.
Free parking will be available in the lot across from the Milton Rhodes Art Center.



WXII 12 will be recording and live streamlining this event. 
You may appear on camera. Your presence is permission.


Hunger & Health: Making the Connection


Moderator:
Kenny Beck, WXII 12Panelists:


Deepak Palakshappa, MD MSHP 
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Arleatha Patterson

Age-Friendly Forsyth
Community Engagement Coordinator

Tamara Smith

Novant Health Community Engagement

Senior Director of Strategy, Business Performance & Compliance

Renai Wisley

Imagine Forsyth, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
Community Engagement Coordinator 

Eric Aft
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC 
Chief Executive Officer

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May
16
to May 17

Community Transformation Workshop: Anti-Racism & Social Justice Citizenship

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We welcome those with a commitment to forwarding the spirit of democracy while building a community of equity, who have worked to educate themselves through tools such as REI training, diversity & inclusivity, and social justice action events ( faith-based or broader community).

We seek to provide a space to bridge these efforts into a process of continued cultural transformation, through a review of systemic oppression & racism, work on building partnerships, and explore action efforts for movement-level impact and community transformation.

As a Collective, we need to engage in the practice of creating a vision for a beautiful and just world. We believe the work of creating justice in the world is ongoing and lifelong.
We each must commit to the process and the learning, in order to make
the real change that is needed.

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Triad Restorative Justice: Circle Keeper Workshop

The Circle Process is one of the core practices of restorative justice. For most partner opportunities, we suggest starting with the Circle Keeper Training offered on May 11 at 9am. Visit www.TriadRJ.org/trainings for more info and to register for the training.

 

Here are our community partnering opportunities: 

Mission Partner: Attend a training and use restorative principles and the circle process in your own community groups — whether that’s a school, Sunday school class, book club, support group, social activism, youth program, family, neighborhood association, etc. Our training includes follow-up support to help you plan your first circles. 

Program Partner: Attend a training and volunteer in one of our programs that are just getting started.  We hope to have a series of community conversation circles starting this summer, and some after-school and Saturday morning youth programs starting in the fall. One of these programs will be working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and others will be working with youth in local middle and/or high schools.

Mission-Program Hybrid Partner: Do you have a passion for particular cause or group that would benefit from restorative practices and is not yet organized? This may be an opportunity for us to work with you to help you get your own restorative circle group started.

Organizational Partner: Help our organization develop a strong foundation as a resource in our community. This may involve offering your professional or technical skills in accounting, marketing, communication, non-profit legal services, fundraising, grant writing, community connections, etc. Organizational partners could also host Circles in their homes to introduce Triad RJ to their network of friends and help raise financial and community support for our work. 

Business Partner: There are many businesses looking to make a positive impact in the community. We would love to have business partners to support our work financially or with in-kind donations (current needs for in-kind donations: food-based donations for events, printing and promotional materials for our programs, space for our weekly programs and eventually we’ll be needing more permanent office & programming space)

 

Most of these opportunities start with our Circle Keeper Training on May 11 (we will offer this training again in the fall as well) so go ahead and sign up if you are interested! Click HERE to register!

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May
10
5:00 PM17:00

SECU Family House | Teens Summer Serve - Application Deadline

This summer the Family House is offering four separate weeks for middle and high school students who are ready for an inside peek at what it takes to make a successful non-profit run. Students will visit a hospital, explore the various support services that the Family House provides to guests, cook a meal for guests- and so much more! Students receive 16 service hours upon completion and should apply as the grade they will be in the fall.

Students receive 16 service hours upon completion.

 

Dates for Rising Middle Schoolers: July 15 – 18 OR July 29 – August 1

Dates for Rising High Schoolers: June 17 – 20 OR July 22 – 25

(students are asked to apply as the grade they will be in the fall)

The program is Monday – Thursday 9am – 1pm.

Applications are due May 10, 2019. Cost of the program is $70. Scholarships are available.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Poverty Equation @ Venture Cafe

Oftentimes there are parts of our community that we don't understand (or see). Recent reports put Winston-Salem as the 3rd lowest city for economic mobility in the country, census data adds up to inequity, and opinions are on the rise - but have we stopped to explore what poverty really looks like? Join Love Out Loud and partner organizations as we talk about the truth of poverty in our community, the assets of ALL of our communities and how to be involved in the solution.

Join Love Out Loud and Community Leaders Rev. Kelly Carpenter and Crystal Little as we discuss the truth of poverty in our community at 6pm at Venture Cafe.

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May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Kid Friendly Service Day - SECU Family House

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Bake fresh desserts and make trail mix snack bags for families to take as a snack to the hospital. There will also be supplies available to make a special craft. All supplies will be provided. The Family House has a small play room where parents can keep an eye on playing children, or kids are welcome to participate in kid-friendly versions of the activities. There will be a nursing room and changing station available.

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Read WS - Tutor Information Session
May
5
9:30 AM09:30

Read WS - Tutor Information Session

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READWS (Read•Write•Spell) needs volunteers to serve as tutors to public-school students. We are hosting an information session for people interested in learning more about the program. The mission of READWS is to reach, teach and advocate for struggling readers by training tutors, educators and parents to use the evidence-based, best practices of a multisensory structured literacy approach. We focus on students who are at an economic disadvantage.

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SLEEP OUT for Homelessness
May
3
to May 4

SLEEP OUT for Homelessness

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Sleep Out Winston-Salem is the major, annual fundraising event for The Bethesda Center for the Homeless, as well as the perfect night to gain valuable insight into the plight of homelessness in Forsyth County, and how you can be a part of making a difference.

The purpose is to give participants the opportunity to become more aware of the reality of homelessness that is present in Winston-Salem, while doing so in an informative and enjoyable evening in Bailey Park, located in the beautiful Innovation Quarter of Downtown Winston-Salem.

As the premiere fundraising event for The Bethesda Center for the Homeless, the funds raised will continue to enable BCH to provide nightly and emergency shelter for more than 100 men and women, 365 days a year, as well as provide a day shelter, case management and many other valuable services that assist the guests to continue the process of securing permanent housing, receive much needed services, and many other things that many of us rarely think about in our daily lives.

The 2019 Sleep Out Winston-Salem Fundraising Goal is to raise $150,000. This goal is not possible without the selfless actions of individuals, families, businesses, faith-based organizations and others partnering with The Bethesda Center.

This event is more than just a night of sleep under the stars in Bailey Park. Participants will enjoy a wide variety of engagement elements associated with Sleep Out. Everything from live music, to receiving a "Snack Pack" meal for dinner, to opportunities to enjoy conversations about homelessness in our city, and so much more.

So, whether you are an individual that would like to support the efforts of The Bethesda Center, and make an impact that will bless a life in your community, or you are a leader of a local business, faith-based organization or agency, and you want to be a part of Sleep Out through a tent sponsorship or beyond, this is the event where all people, of all walks of life can come together, meeting on the common ground of joining in the effort to eliminate homelessness in our city.

HOW CAN YOU BE A PART?
By registering for Sleep Out Winston-Salem, everyone attending will receive...
- Experience and Entertainment Elements
- A Snack Pack Meal
- Sleep Out Winston-Salem signature giveaway item
- The satisfaction of knowing that you have partnered with BCH to join the efforts of eradicating homelessness in your community, and blessing lives.

$35 Sleep Out Camper
A piece of ground to lay out your sleeping bag.
YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO BRING YOUR OWN TENT!!!

$500 Sleep Out Sponsor
- Being provided with one 6-person tent for you and 5 guests
- Listed in the Bethesda Center newsletter and annual report that is distributed to more than 4,000 Forsyth County residents.
- Mentioned in our social media campaign
- Promoted as a Sleep Out Winston-Salem sponsor in email blasts

$1,000 Sleep Out Sponsor
- Provided with one 10-person tent for you and 9 guests
- Featured in social media "Thank You" posts with push to support your organization or business.
- Your logo displayed on pledge forms distributed to more than 500 participants.

$2,500 Sleep Out Sponsor
- Two 10-person tents
- Your logo displayed on the Sleep Out Winston-Salem signature giveaway item (going out to more than 500 participants)
- Promoted on Bethesda Center website for up to 12-months.

We are seeking servant-minded people to assist us in event set-up, break-down, check-in, event staffing, stage team, etc.

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Racial Equity Institute
May
1
to May 2

Racial Equity Institute

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The process is designed to help leaders and organizations who want to proactively understand and address racism, both in their organization and in the community where the organization is working and for those persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities and disparities within our society.

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Read WS - Tutor Information Session
Apr
30
2:00 PM14:00

Read WS - Tutor Information Session

READWS (Read•Write•Spell) needs volunteers to serve as tutors to public-school students. An information session for people interested in learning more about the program will be held on Tuesday, April 30th, 2-3pm. This event will take place at Kernersville Library, 248 Harmon Lane, Kernersville, NC. For more information or to register, email info@readws.org or call (336) 723-4391 ext 1509.

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W.O.W. Women of Wisdom
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

W.O.W. Women of Wisdom

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Women of Wisdom is a non-profit organization composed of diverse women seeking to improve the lives of women and young girls through encouragement, empowerment, and support of a strong networking system. Our goal is for every woman to discover the purpose of her life, to know that she is loved unconditionally, and that she is a valued asset to her community. We seek to better the community and the world around us by offering spiritual, emotional and physical support, to women who are facing life-controlling circumstances.

Each year our organization hosts a conference in efforts to bring people together for support and
inspiration. On Saturday April 27, 2019, we will host our 14 th Annual W.O.W. Conference, “A Woman
That Knows Her Position!” 

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Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Partnership for Prosperity: Community Listening Sessions

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The partnership will work to create and implement an action plan for reducing the number of city residents affected by poverty. It will be guided by the recommendations of the Poverty Thought Force, formed by Mayor Allen-Joines and Rep. Derwin Montgomery in 2015 and tasked with finding local solutions that would be both impactful and feasible for reducing poverty.


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Apr
24
1:30 PM13:30

Partnership for Prosperity: Community Listening Sessions

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The partnership will work to create and implement an action plan for reducing the number of city residents affected by poverty. It will be guided by the recommendations of the Poverty Thought Force, formed by Mayor Allen-Joines and Rep. Derwin Montgomery in 2015 and tasked with finding local solutions that would be both impactful and feasible for reducing poverty.


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Apr
19
8:30 PM20:30

Good Friday Vigil

People across the nation & the world have mourned the violent murder of 33 year old L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle. In Nipsey's death, many saw the terror & tragedy that far too many of our lesser known kinfolk have suffered. His murder caused so many to re-live the all too familiar pain of seeing the beauty, gifts, & potential of our brightest taken far too soon.   How do we heal from this trauma?  How do we stop the violence in our communities & our world?  How do we become instruments of peace?   These are age-old questions that were also on the mind of oppressed people in the 1st Century who had looked to another 33 year older from a "hood" called Nazareth for hope & freedom.   Is there a connection between the pain of 1st century Nazareth, the pain of Crenshaw, & the pain of Northeast & East Winston?   Join The Drum Majors Alliance on Friday April 19th @ 830pm as we wrestle with these questions, call our community to embrace the things that make for peace, & remember the death of Jesus AND loved ones we've lost to violence this year.  We cannot afford to close our eyes to the pain & injustice all around us. We must remember The Cross &  #StayWoke !

People across the nation & the world have mourned the violent murder of 33 year old L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle. In Nipsey's death, many saw the terror & tragedy that far too many of our lesser known kinfolk have suffered. His murder caused so many to re-live the all too familiar pain of seeing the beauty, gifts, & potential of our brightest taken far too soon.

How do we heal from this trauma?
How do we stop the violence in our communities & our world?
How do we become instruments of peace?

These are age-old questions that were also on the mind of oppressed people in the 1st Century who had looked to another 33 year older from a "hood" called Nazareth for hope & freedom.

Is there a connection between the pain of 1st century Nazareth, the pain of Crenshaw, & the pain of Northeast & East Winston?

Join The Drum Majors Alliance on Friday April 19th @ 830pm as we wrestle with these questions, call our community to embrace the things that make for peace, & remember the death of Jesus AND loved ones we've lost to violence this year. We cannot afford to close our eyes to the pain & injustice all around us. We must remember The Cross & #StayWoke!

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Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

Take Courage: Lenten Preaching Series

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Wake Forest University School of Divinity and First Baptist Church Highland Avenue are again partnering for the annual Lenten Preaching Series.

Services are at First Baptist Church Highland Avenue from 12:00 - 1:00pm every Friday during Lent. Communion is served. Preachers include School of Divinity faculty, staff, and local clergy.

April 19: Good Friday and Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross with School of Divinity students

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Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Cross & The Case for Reparations

In 1619–exactly 400 years ago—the brutal, shameful, & sinful Transatlantic slave trade began. Millions upon millions of image-of-God bearing African peoples were enslaved, exploited, abused, raped, dehumanized, & killed in its wake. Though 400 years removed from its inception, the U.S. has yet to truly confront the legacy of chattel slavery & as a result we are haunted by its after-life. Where do we go from here?  How do we heal? How does a nation repair irreparable damage?   What, if anything, does The Cross have to do with the idea of reparations? In this strange  socio-political moment in which "reparations" is on the lips of  so many, what do we learn from "the mouth"  of Jesus, the Prophets, & the Torah? Join the Drum Majors Alliance on Thursday April 18th @ 7pm for a panel discussion exploring these pressing questions.

In 1619–exactly 400 years ago—the brutal, shameful, & sinful Transatlantic slave trade began. Millions upon millions of image-of-God bearing African peoples were enslaved, exploited, abused, raped, dehumanized, & killed in its wake. Though 400 years removed from its inception, the U.S. has yet to truly confront the legacy of chattel slavery & as a result we are haunted by its after-life. Where do we go from here? How do we heal? How does a nation repair irreparable damage?

What, if anything, does The Cross have to do with the idea of reparations? In this strange
socio-political moment in which "reparations" is on the lips of so many, what do we learn from "the mouth" of Jesus, the Prophets, & the Torah? Join the Drum Majors Alliance on Thursday April 18th @ 7pm for a panel discussion exploring these pressing questions.

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Shepherd's Center Volunteer Orientation
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Shepherd's Center Volunteer Orientation

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Volunteer Orientation: We need your help to: Transport people to medical appointments and grocery shopping, visit homebound elders, provide respite to caregivers, and make minor home repairs. Join us on Thursday April 18th, 10:00-11:15 to learn more!

Visit http://www.shepherdscenter.org/

or email Vicki ( vpoore@shepherdscenter.org ) for more information

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Apr
14
5:15 PM17:15

Freedom Ride

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Join the Drum Majors Alliance for this year’s Palm Sunday “Freedom Ride”. The Freedom Ride is a local pilgrimage that explores & exposes both historic & present injustices in the city of Winston-Salem. It is a unique time of prophetic truth-telling, prayer, singing, and protest against every force that oppresses & divides our city. A diverse crowd of about 40 will hop on a bus & travel to historic, symbolic, and strategic locations in Winston-Salem. From the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the Freedom rides of the 60's, buses were an important sight of resistance & resilience in the face of social death & suffering. Our prayer is that each stop, each turn, and each story lifted up on the bus will push the Church & people of good conscious to participate in the present struggle for freedom, beloved community, and true peace locally & abroad.

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