Community Calendar

Shepherd's Center Volunteer Orientation
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Shepherd's Center Volunteer Orientation

New 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 Thursday March 21st 10:00-11:15 am to learn more!

Visit http://www.shepherdscenter.org/

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

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Mar
22
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.

March 22: "The Courage to Speak Out" with Rev. Oliver Thomas, 2010 School of Divinity alumnus

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Mar
26
9:00 AM09:00

Revitalize! with Mark Clifton and Steve Green

The Pilot Mountain Baptist Association Presents: Revitalize!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Old Town Baptist Church
4386 Shattalon Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

This conference is designed to encourage and equip pastors and other leaders in the process of helping churches to become fully missional. Mark Clifton from The North American Mission board will be speaking and Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Steve Green will be singing.
Lunch will be provided.


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Faith & Justice Series: 'Fierce Conversations' About Race and Justice
Mar
28
12:15 PM12:15

Faith & Justice Series: 'Fierce Conversations' About Race and Justice

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Community advocate, motivational speaker, and Executive Director of the North Carolina Black Repertory Theater, Nigel Alston will discuss how conversations that go beyond the superficial level can make a real difference in building relationships. Conversation that is truly robust, passionate and honest can lead to a cultural transformation in our country. Bring your own lunch. St. Paul’s will provide beverages. All are welcome!

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Mar
29
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.

March 29: "The Courage to Care" with Rev. Dr. Derek Hicks, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, School of Divinity


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Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

Registration Deadline for Bridges Out of Poverty 4/5

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, March 29

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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Mar
31
9:00 PM21:00

Visit a Church Different than Yours

Following the UNION/Forum on Faith & Culture Weekend:

Throughout 2019, the Union Commission invites everyone to visit a church that is different from the one they normally attend: whether denominationally, culturally, or geographically. 
Though you're invited to do this whenever you'd like, we're inviting the community to make this intentional every 5th Sunday of the year! 

Join us in visiting a new church on Sunday, March 31st

Consider visiting one of the Union/Forum Weekend Partner Churches. You’ll find a list of churches, their addresses and services times at: www.loveoutloudws.com/forum-churches


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2019 Social Mobility Summit
Apr
2
to Apr 3

2019 Social Mobility Summit

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The 2019 Social Mobility Summit, hosted by Winston-Salem State University, will highlight faculty research, student involvement, and individual stories. The program offers special insight into the challenges facing the lowest income groups in Forsyth County, NC and beyond.   

The Summit is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Educators, administrators, community organizers, civic leaders, and anyone with a passion for positively impacting economic mobility and student success are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  

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Bridges Out of Poverty
Apr
5
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, March 29

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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Apr
5
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 5: “The Courage to Persevere" with Rev. Demi McCoy, 2017 School of Divinity alumna and Assistant Director of Public Religious Leadership and Community Engagement, School of Divinity


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Exploring Spatial Justice
Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Exploring Spatial Justice

This free event is scheduled for Friday, April 12th from 9am-4pm and includes lunch for registered participants.  You may register for the event by visiting the Eventbrite page (see link below) or by visiting the Spatial Justice Studio’s Facebook page.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-spatial-justice-winston-salems-past-present-future-tickets-56417737973

 

Registration is limited to 75 people.  Please encourage people to register ASAP.

 

In addition to sharing the announcement of the event with you, I would also ask that you share the attached flyer with your constituents and other interested parties/individuals.  

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Apr
12
12:00 PM12:00

Take Courage: Lenten Preaching Series

  • First Baptist Church Highland Avenue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 12: "The Courage to Face the End" with Rev. Dr. Jill Crainshaw, Interim Dean and Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology, School of Divinity


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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
19
12:00 PM12:00

Take Courage: Lenten Preaching Series

  • First Baptist Church Highland Avenue (map)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Renaming the Dixie Classic Fair Meeting

Committee To Rename “Dixie Classic Fair”

 

Greetings…..I hope this note finds you with the abundance of God’s love.  What a tremendous weekend we had with the play production “The Union” along with a powerful gathering of truth, transparency, and trust. I am still rejoicing over how God blessed our city with efforts towards racial reconciliation, and we should be thankful for all that made it happen.

 

Thank you for showing interest in renaming “The Dixie Classic Fair”.  The Fair comes to our city annually under the auspices of uniting us and bringing us together, however, the paradox is that the very name separates us historically and racially.  The name of this Fair is one of the most obvious hindrances towards racial healing that we have. It is very segregating, separating, divisive, racist, and bifurcating.  The name “Dixie” is the name that represents the Southern States that desired to keep slavery as a system of oppression during the Civil War. Not to mention, it represents that States of the Union that lost the war. It is also the name that has history to a Northern slave owner by the name of Dixon. It is believed that his “good treatment” of slaves is what inspired the song “Dixie” in which picking cotton is celebrated and glorified. An image of this is so insulting to the history of African-Americans, that the University of Mississippi will no longer allow their students to sing that song collectively, due to its’ harsh racial overtones and cultural insensitivities. 

 

Research shows that the use of this name “Dixie” has declined tremendously over the past years, and it is largely due to its alignment with hate groups, hate crimes, and movements that demonstrate the confederate flag as their banner for maintaining history of the South that celebrates a past of racial inequality. With these strong racial implications, this is not the image that we desire for our city, and it certainly does not represent the vision of our future and the optimism of our city.

 

Therefore, a letter has already been submitted to Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council, and this concern has been assigned to a committee for further study. However, I am writing to invite you to a follow up meeting with all persons who have an interest in this regard. We presently have close to 1,000 signatures for change, and more names are being gathered.   

 

Meeting Date- Tuesday, March 19- 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

Meeting Place- Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Meeting Agenda

  • Clarify Concern

  • Report On Meetings Concerning Name Change

  • Suggestions For New Name For Fair

  • Appoint Representative of the Renaming Team

 

Thank you and if you have any questions, ideas, or concerns please contact me at

336-399-1355 or Sirwaltermack@yahoo.com

 

Bishop Sir Walter Mack,

Servant Leader

 

Cc:/Chuck Spong

Love Out Loud

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Platform Summit
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Platform Summit

Twice now, women from different backgrounds - gentile, Jewish, gay, young, old, of diverse professions, and economic status - answered an invitation to come together. 

These women came sharing, willing to listen, not judge; open to discussing their individual desires to learn more about the other race. Reveling in their introducing of themselves, why they came; and the anxiety they may have felt as they ventured out in the down-pour of rain and threats of storm, floods and possible tornadoes - these white & black women left their comfort zone to talk, meet, laugh and even to shed some tears.  


Love was the conduit and the passion that made this Platform Summit different from anything that could have been imagined or dared to envision.

Over 50 ladies electrified the WMM Community Center and transcended the space of three hours and 30 minutes of love and unity into a safe place, sheltered from the hatred, the discord, we see on the internet, we watch on the television news and social media.

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Join us: March 16, 2019 | 10a - 1p

Please RSVP: camw1965@yahoo.com

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Whole Man Ministries Community Center

3916 Old Lexington Road

Winston-Salem, NC


camw1965@yahoo.com

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Mar
16
9:30 AM09:30

Joyce Meyer Conference

Joyce Meyer 

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. 

For the fourth time in a row, Joyce Meyer Ministries will be partnering with Love Out Loud through their multiply hope program to provide supplies for our mobile medical clinics.

When attending please consider bringing the following donations:

  • General First Aid Supplies (Bandaids, Gauze, Ace Wraps, Cold/Hot Compresses)

  • Personal Hygiene Items (hand sanitizer, Individual Toothbrush/Toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products)

  • Diapers & Baby Wipes

  • Socks and Children/Teen size t-shirts

  • Other Medical Supplies (Scales, Upper arm automatic Blood pressure cuffs, blankets, glucometer, relion strips)

SCHEDULE

Friday, March 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 16 - 9:30 AM
Saturday, March 16 - 1:30 PM

Each session is unique and will include a powerful message from Joyce. Worship with Matt Redman

Admission is free, but you will need to be prepared to pay the LJVM fee for parking; only cash is accepted. No registration is required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. 

Doors will open at 5PM on Friday and 8AM on Saturday, so be sure to arrive early so you can grab a seat and have time to check out our resource tables.
*Early entrance available for the physically disabled 15 minutes before doors open. 

Interpretation for the deaf will be provided. This section will be reserved until 30 minutes before the start of each session. Spanish translation will be available. 

*Joyce Meyer Ministries and venue will not be responsible for any vehicle that is parked in the non-designated areas.

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Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Joyce Meyer Conference

Joyce Meyer 

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. 

For the fourth time in a row, Joyce Meyer Ministries will be partnering with Love Out Loud through their multiply hope program to provide supplies for our mobile medical clinics.

When attending please consider bringing the following donations:

  • General First Aid Supplies (Bandaids, Gauze, Ace Wraps, Cold/Hot Compresses)

  • Personal Hygiene Items (hand sanitizer, Individual Toothbrush/Toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products)

  • Diapers & Baby Wipes

  • Socks and Children/Teen size t-shirts

  • Other Medical Supplies (Scales, Upper arm automatic Blood pressure cuffs, blankets, glucometer, relion strips)

SCHEDULE

Friday, March 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 16 - 9:30 AM
Saturday, March 16 - 1:30 PM

Each session is unique and will include a powerful message from Joyce. Worship with Matt Redman

Admission is free. No registration is required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. 

Doors will open at 5PM on Friday and 8AM on Saturday, so be sure to arrive early so you can grab a seat and have time to check out our resource tables.
*Early entrance available for the physically disabled 15 minutes before doors open. 

Interpretation for the deaf will be provided. This section will be reserved until 30 minutes before the start of each session. Spanish translation will be available. 

*Joyce Meyer Ministries and venue will not be responsible for any vehicle that is parked in the non-designated areas.

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Mar
15
to Mar 17

Marked Men for Christ Weekend

Marked Men for Christ weekend March 15-17 at Camp Caraway in Asheboro, NC. This is a weekend for healing, restoration and hope.

It’s not about:

Key Note Speakers – No inspirational speakers, just you, your heart with God.
PowerPoint Slides – No fancy presentations, just you, a guide and the Holy Spirit.
Frisbies – No Games… we’re here to do Holy Spirit work.
KumBaYa – No Hype.

From beginning to end, it is about a transformational experience that does not leave after you leave the mountain.

The cost is $275. Financial assistance is available. Go to www.markedmenforchrist.org to register. Contact Clyde Godwin atcgodwin@thebarnabascenter.org. for more information. 

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Mar
15
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.

March 15: "The Courage to Reach Out" with Rev. Dr. Bill J. Leonard, Professor of Divinity Emeritus, School of Divinity

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Institute for Dismantling Racism: Community Transformation Workshop
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Institute for Dismantling Racism: Community Transformation Workshop

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The IDR offers workshops, monthly community caucusing, anti-racism introductions and team capacity-building training events and interventions that educate, enlighten, and move participants to question their individual and institutional socialization. Moreover, we invite participants to seek solutions and new ways of being that are authentically inclusive of difference. 

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Pathways: Engage Panel at Venture Cafe
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Pathways: Engage Panel at Venture Cafe

Thursday, March 14, 6pm

Join Love Out Loud as we hear from and engage with a panel of organizations doing good work in the areas of justice and equity. This 50-minute panel at Venture Cafe will include: Piedmont Freedom SchoolsGuiding Institute for Developmental EducationTriad Restorative JusticeSchool of Love, and more. 

Email lkaiman@loveoutloudws.com. for more information

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Citywide Leaders Meeting
Mar
14
1:30 PM13:30

Citywide Leaders Meeting

Each individual was created with unique gifts, skills, and talents that can better our community.

With 491+ nonprofits in our county, we firmly believe that there is a fit for everyone, whether the introvert with tons of time to commit and a passion for foster children, the extrovert with 2 hours a quarter and a heart for refugees.

Through our PATHWAYS program, we're working with churches to increase the capacity and knowledge of their local missions team to help empower their members to not only serve inside the church walls, but live fully into their God-given passions in the city.

Join us on Thursday, March 14 at 1:30pm for a time of community and learning more how your church can help members and attendees assess their skills, gifts, and passions - learn more about the context of the community - engage with service opportunities in and outside your church - serve in ways that are individually meaningful to them - and reflect on their experiences.

Church staff, lay-leaders, and community members welcome!

Contact Liz at lkaiman@loveoutloudws.com with questions.

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Uniform Mart @ Speas
Mar
13
4:00 PM16:00

Uniform Mart @ Speas

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Love Out Loud is hosting the Uniform/SMOD Shop & Exchange at Speas Global Elementary. The Exchange provides families with a way to purchase school-appropriate attire at a discounted price and/or exchange outgrown school attire for a bigger size. Volunteers are needed to set up the sale (4-5pm), work the sale (5-6:30pm; check-in shoppers, assist shoppers, check-out), and break down the sale (6:30-7). Spanish speaking abilities will be put to use (but not required)!

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Beating Guns
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Beating Guns

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Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin are taking the "Beating Guns" book and their forge on the road with the Beating Guns Tour, a 90-minute event that will feature music, art, and stories of people impacted by gun violence, culminating with an invitation for the audience to take the hammer and transform a gun into garden tools.

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Racial Equity Institute
Mar
11
to Mar 12

Racial Equity Institute

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Racial Equity Institute is a two day workshop 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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Mar
8
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.

March 8th: "Take Heart" with Rev. Paul Robeson Ford, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Highland Avenue


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BRAVE
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

BRAVE

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BRAVE
Bringing Revival & Awareness (through) Viable Examination

BRAVE is a race panel for Triad Clergy. 

The mission of this panel is to discuss the church’s role in topics of race, racial injustice, to bring unity, raise awareness and pray together as a body of believers . BRAVE is an initiative to bring diversity to the forefront, to as believers remove the idea of color blindness from our vocabulary and 

triumphantly embrace and celebrate our 

uniqueness.

We will discuss how to implement brave choices in our churches and communities that celebrate diversity. 

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Hosted at The SALTBOX

1650 Ivy Ave

Winston-Salem, NC 27105

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Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Joy Prom 2019

Joy Prom Winston-Salem is a full-scale, annual prom for the special needs individuals in our community. Established in 2015, we welcome guests ages 16+, with any physical, developmental, or intellectual "different ability!"

We need about 450 volunteers to make the night successful in all kinds of roles!

Hosts & Hostesses (15 years+) - Hosts guide the guests to the different activities of the evening; remains with the guest at each activity and never leaves the guest alone. Hosts ensures the guest is enjoying the activities of the guest choice. Host remains with the guest until the guest is reunited with their parent/caretaker at the end of the evening.

Shoe Shiners (Men) - Team of 4 Men shine male guests shoes from 6:45 pm - 9:30 PM. 

Quiet Room Volunteers - Host the Quiet Room for any guest who needs a quiet place to rest. Welcome and make guests feel comfortable. Bring a book or other entertainment as there can be periods of time when no-one is in the quiet room. There is a possibility that no-one visits the room but if one our guests would need this area the volunteer position is extremely important.

Photo Booth - Assist photographers with all needs related to photo booth. Ensure guests are lined up single file allowing for a faster photo booth experience.

Medical Team - The Joy Prom Medical Team members staff a medical room and circulate throughout the venue. The medical room provides a place where host/hostesses can take guests to be evaluated if needed. One staff member remains in the medical room, while other medical volunteers circulate all Joy Prom areas. Host/Hostesses and guests will be able to see medical team members walking around in case of an emergency situation. Medical team members keep in touch via text throughout the evening. In the past, the team has mainly helped with minor conditions such as guests with known seizure disorders during seizures; dehydration/exhaustion (checking blood pressure giving water/ reassurance for such guests)l; and vague symptoms and feeling weak. EMS will be called for serious health concerns, however that has never happened. A team of 6. Nurses, MD’s PA's, NPs, EMT's, medical interns/residents, medical students, nursing students or PA students

Hall Monitors (25 years+) - Welcome guests and monitor assigned area to ensure guests and volunteers have directions to the Joy Prom area of interest. Ensure guests and volunteers aren't entering areas of the church not being used by Joy Prom.

Bingo Volunteers - Greet guests when enter the Bingo Room and help locate a vacant seat. Provide Bingo supplies to the guest during games. Give out prizes to the winners. Encourage and cheer for all guests.

Food Servers (18 years+), Food Prep, Dining Room Clean Up 

Decorating Team (Feb 28th & March 1)

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Volunteer (& Guest) Registration Here: http://joypromwinstonsalem.org/registration.php

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Be the Change: Beyond the Bricks & Educational Equity in Forsyth County
Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

Be the Change: Beyond the Bricks & Educational Equity in Forsyth County

  • Forsyth Tech, Strickland Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be The Change: Beyond the Bricks & Educational Equity in Forsyth County

This February's installment of Be The Change is focused on a key educational issue in the US that is playing out here in Forsyth County: the achievement gap for males of color. The agenda for this quarterly community convening on education is full, with the achievement gap and educational equity front and center. We'll feature a screening of the documentary film Beyond the Bricks, facilitated participant breakout sessions, and a moderated panel discussion among the Superintendent and Board Chair of Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools, as well as the President and CEO of YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. These conversations will explore the achievement gap as a national trend and examine the perspectives and policies shaping our community's outcomes and day-to-day life for students in Forsyth County. The full event agenda is included below.

"We'll kick off the event with a data walk and presentation on our community's core measures in education as well as recently-reported figures around educational equity in Forsyth County. The fact of the matter is there are significant disparities across nearly all of these measures based on the race / ethnicity and / or the socioeconomic status of a given student. These gaps among subgroups of students are alarming and must be addressed. By bringing the community together around this issue, and by examining specific, concrete policies and dynamics affecting the situation, we can begin to chart a path toward progress, together," said The Forsyth Promise Partnership Director, Wendy Poteat.

To read the full Forsyth Promise 2018 report, click here.



Event Details


When: Thursday, February 28 from 5:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Where: Forsyth Technical Community College, 2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Robert L. Strickland Center (formerly the Oak Grove Center), Winston-Salem, NC 27103

  • Childcare will be provided.

  • Location: The event will take place on Forsyth Tech's main campus, in the Strickland Center (formerly the Oak Grove Center).

  • Navigation on Campus: Please refer to this campus map if you are planning ahead. Directional signage to the Strickland Center is posted for visitors once they arrive on campus.

  • Parking: Ample parking is available on site at the Strickland Center.

  • Navigation at the Strickland Center: Navigational signage will be in place at building entrances and inside the building. The event will be held in the Dewitt E. Rhoades Conference Center on the second floor.

  • Registration Deadline: Please register by February 27th.

The Forsyth Promise

The Forsyth Promise is a coalition of community institutions, organizations, and grassroots leaders who come together to identify and collaborate on community-wide priorities to improve Forsyth County's core measures in education. Guided by the core values of educational equity, inclusive stakeholder engagement, and data-driven decision making, the Promise is focused on reducing or eliminating racial / ethnic, socioeconomic, and other disparities among students. The Promise's core educational measures include: early childhood reading, third grade reading, eighth grade math, ACT proficiency, high school graduation, college enrollment, and post-secondary completion.

Wendy Poteat continued, "Be The Change is our quarterly opportunity to meet as a broader coalition of community advocates for education, to go deep on key issues affecting our local systems of education, to report out on the work of the Promise, and to provide a channel for community advocates of all ages, races, and backgrounds to plug into the work. The spirit of this event, and our work in general, is open and collaborative. The Promise is about coming out of bunkers and building bridges so that we can come together, collaborate, and improve the quality of the educaiton received by all young people in Forsyth County."

Beyond the Bricks

Beyond the Bricks is a documentary created with the goal of promoting solutions for one of America’s critical problems in education: the consistently low academic performance of African‐American boys in school. Though the film focuses primarily on students and schools in Newark, NJ, the issues addressed there extend to urban enclaves throughout the nation. Beyond the dismal statistics are the real stories of children fighting to build better futures for themselves. Through two students’ personal stories, the film looks critically at the circumstances that are plaguing African‐American communities overall, and offers up examples of people who are successfully combating these challenges. BEYOND THE BRICKS promotes hope and the idea that with people at every level working diligently on this issue, there can be real solutions to the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that have for so long plagued African‐American boys and their education.

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Community Coffee @ Krankies
Feb
28
8:00 AM08:00

Community Coffee @ Krankies

Every Thursday join Love Out Loud leaders anytime from 8 - 9a for Community Coffee @ Krankies Coffee in downtown Winston-Salem


All are welcome to join us to hear about what is going on with Love Out Loud and tell us about what is going on with your community/organization. Show up anytime between 8 - 9a to sit down with us to chat or just say Hi!

We’re usually sitting at one of the high top tables in the main room, but call at 336.747.3067 if you have any trouble finding us.

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Lead Us Not Into Gentrification: Development, Displacement, & The Tale of Two Winston-Salem’s @ The SALTBOX
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Lead Us Not Into Gentrification: Development, Displacement, & The Tale of Two Winston-Salem’s @ The SALTBOX

Join us Feb 26th at 6:30pm at The SALTBOX for Terrance Hawkins and:

"Lead Us Not Into Gentrification: Development, Displacement, & The Tale of Two Winston-Salem’s"

Winston-Salem is experiencing a renewal that is skipping over the least of these. As we boast of being one of the best U.S. cities for economically mobile people to relocate to, poverty remains nearly intractable for those born into it here.
Does this reality mean that gentrification is on the horizon? If so, can The Church be a force that pushes against its winds of displacement? What role can The Church play in redressing & healing the historic wounds of racial injustice & economic dispossession? How can we advocate for & create renewal efforts that center the most vulnerable sections of our city? Can our city truly be a place of "peace" as long as there are "two Winston-Salems"?
This FREE training will explore these questions & more!

More info: loveoutloudws.com/pathways-venturecafe

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Lead Us Not Into Gentrification: Development, Displacement, & The Tale of Two Winston-Salem’s @ The SALTBOX
Feb
23
3:30 PM15:30

Lead Us Not Into Gentrification: Development, Displacement, & The Tale of Two Winston-Salem’s @ The SALTBOX

Join us Feb 23rd at 3:30pm at The SALTBOX for Terrance Hawkins and:

"Lead Us Not Into Gentrification: Development, Displacement, & The Tale of Two Winston-Salem’s"

Winston-Salem is experiencing a renewal that is skipping over the least of these. As we boast of being one of the best U.S. cities for economically mobile people to relocate to, poverty remains nearly intractable for those born into it here.
Does this reality mean that gentrification is on the horizon? If so, can The Church be a force that pushes against its winds of displacement? What role can The Church play in redressing & healing the historic wounds of racial injustice & economic dispossession? How can we advocate for & create renewal efforts that center the most vulnerable sections of our city? Can our city truly be a place of "peace" as long as there are "two Winston-Salems"?
This FREE training will explore these questions & more!

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Bridges Out of Poverty
Feb
23
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.

Next workshop Sat, Feb 23 @ Crisis Control 8:30a

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15.

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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PassionLife Forum
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

PassionLife Forum

How can we be best prepared to think with biblical clarity on the issues of abortion, infanticide and the practical defense of human life? Mark Nicholson and James Murray of PassionLife Ministries invite you to attend a forum to help you think critically about all that God says and summons concerning “the gospel of life.” Thursday, February 21, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Reynolda Church (across from Reynolda Village. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/PassionLifeMinistries/

Contact: Mark Nicholson, mnicholson@passionlife.org

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Communicating Effectively about Racism
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Communicating Effectively about Racism

A Workshop in Non-Violent Conversation/Action

with Rev. Willard Bass of the Institute for Dismantling Racism, and Rev. Christy Clore 


In this workshop we willaddress "difficult conversations" about race. 

Do you get tongue tied when a total stranger makes a disturbing remark in your presence?  Are you frustrated with your ability to communicate effectively when racism emerges in conversations with family members or co-workers?

 

We invite you to bring stories from your own experiences to share with the group.  Together we will work out a range of possible solutions and practice holding a respectful but firm space in response to such remarks.  What you learn here

will also be useful for engaging in difficult political conversations and other 

realms of conflict.


 Thursday, February 21st, 2019

6:30-8:00 pm

25.00 suggested donation to IDR


SHARE Cooperative, 603 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem
(The SHARE Community Centeris around the left side of the shopping complex.)

 

To inquire or register, please contact Sydney Hughes-McGee at 336 775 7313 or bodyandearth18@gmail.com.  To learn more about IDR, go to www.idrusnow.org.  

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Community Coffee @ Krankies
Feb
21
8:00 AM08:00

Community Coffee @ Krankies

Every Thursday join Love Out Loud leaders anytime from 8 - 9a for Community Coffee @ Krankies Coffee in downtown Winston-Salem


All are welcome to join us to hear about what is going on with Love Out Loud and tell us about what is going on with your community/organization. Show up anytime between 8 - 9a to sit down with us to chat or just say Hi!

We’re usually sitting at one of the high top tables in the main room, but call at 336.747.3067 if you have any trouble finding us.

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Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

Registration Deadline for Bridges out of Poverty 2/23

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.

Next workshop Sat, Feb 23 @ Crisis Control 8:30a

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15.

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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Lead Us Not Into Gentrification: Development, Displacement, & The Tale of Two Winston-Salem’s" @ Venture Cafe
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Lead Us Not Into Gentrification: Development, Displacement, & The Tale of Two Winston-Salem’s" @ Venture Cafe

  • Venture Cafe | Bailey Power Plant (map)
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"Lead Us Not Into Gentrification: Development, Displacement, & The Tale of Two Winston-Salem’s"

Winston-Salem is experiencing a renewal that is skipping over the least of these. As we boast of being one of the best U.S. cities for economically mobile people to relocate to, poverty remains nearly intractable for those born into it here.
Does this reality mean that gentrification is on the horizon? If so, can people of good conscious-both vulnerable & privileged- be a force that pushes against its winds of displacement? What role can the broader community play in redressing & healing the historic wounds of racial injustice & economic dispossession? How can we advocate for & create renewal efforts that center the most vulnerable sections of our city? Can our city truly be a place of "peace" as long as there are "two Winston-Salems"?
This FREE training will explore these questions & more!

RSVP or share our event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/296500324391092/

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Community Coffee @ Krankies
Feb
14
8:00 AM08:00

Community Coffee @ Krankies

Every Thursday join Love Out Loud leaders anytime from 8 - 9a for Community Coffee @ Krankies Coffee in downtown Winston-Salem


All are welcome to join us to hear about what is going on with Love Out Loud and tell us about what is going on with your community/organization. Show up anytime between 8 - 9a to sit down with us to chat or just say Hi!

We’re usually sitting at one of the high top tables in the main room, but call at 336.747.3067 if you have any trouble finding us.

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Faith In The City: Paths to Change
Feb
12
11:30 AM11:30

Faith In The City: Paths to Change

Held the first Tuesday of the month 
with a brown bag lunch in the the Dining Room, Bldg. B.

The lunch series is free and open to the public. 
We’ll provide tea, lemonade and cookies. 

Paths to Change

MARCH 5  l  12 – 1 pm
Doors open at 11:30 am

We will hear from people and organizations who are trying to address educational  inequities and disparities, starting with the earliest years, through accountability measures in the WS/FCS, and within our area universities seeking to attract and train teachers for effective and equitable classrooms.  Speakers include:

Sheryl Long, Director of Teacher 
Education and Graduate  Studies in Education,
Salem College

Andrew Kraft, Chief Accountability Officer, 
Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools 

Dr. Dawn Hicks Tafari, Assistant Professor of Education, Winston-Salem State University

For more information, contact 
Sylvia Oberle, 
soberle0405@gmail.com; 
Spence O’Neill, lsbrooks@hotmail.com;
Dean Clifford, 
cliffordconsult@mindspring.com; 
or Diane Lipsett, 
diane@knollwood.org.

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Unbroken Circle : The Shalom Project

THE SHALOM PROJECT ANNOUNCES THEIR 
8TH ANNUAL UNBROKEN CIRCLE  BENEFIT CONCERT

FRIDAY & SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8TH & 9TH, 7PM 
BYRUM WELCOME CENTER AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

 

Winston-Salem, January 16, 2019:  For Immediate Release

People of all ages are welcome to enjoy the upcoming benefit concert given by Wake Forest University’s multi-generational bluegrass string band, The Unbroken Circle. Concert attendance has been growing tremendously over the past five years, so the band will be offering two concerts again this year! The events start at 7pm in the auditorium of the Byrum Welcome Center on Wake Forest’s campus. Donations offered during the concert will support the programs and initiatives of The Shalom Project. Martha Allman, band leader and Wake Forest University’s Dean of Admissions shares “This benefit for The Shalom Project is a highlight of our performance schedule every year. We love sharing our music with such enthusiastic crowds for such a great cause. The room is full of caring people and positive energy.”

“The music, the fellowship, the generosity – all adds up to a great night on many levels,” says Executive Director Eileen Ayuso. The Shalom Project continues itswork of challenging the cycle of poverty in Winston-Salem through its various programs that assist with basic needs, support for those working their way out of poverty, and its work to revitalize Peter's Creek Parkway through lobbying for change and improvements along this busy thoroughfare and main artery of our city. “We are so grateful for the open hearts and pocketbooks of the caring musicians and audiences who join us at this staple on The Shalom Project’s calendar”.

This event is open to the public, friends of The Shalom Project and all who want to enjoy good music and make a difference in Winston-Salem.

For more information contact:

The Shalom Project

Phone: (336) 721-0606

Email: admin@theshalomprojectnc.org

639 S. Green Street

Winston-Salem NC 27101

www.theshalomprojectnc.org

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