The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet. Fredrick Buechner
What if there was a well-defined process that purposefully and clearly guided people from a desire to make a difference to a place of meaningful service squarely aligned with the uniqueness of who they are?
Moving into 2018, Love Out Loud will be offering a new approach to serving in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and surrounding regions built upon assessing gifts and passions, deepening the spiritual understanding of our volunteering and understanding the people who and contexts within which we serve.
While the program is still being fine-tuned, we invite you to take a first step in the process by giving us a glimpse of who you are! Take a few minutes to fill out the form below. We'll keep you posted on next steps. One of our team members will also follow up with you.
Scroll farther down this page for ways to explore great things happening in our community.
Pathways at Venture Cafe
Getting an overview of strong work being done around our community is essential to discern your unique contribution to our community. In fact, the number one recommendation of the 2017 WS Poverty Thought Force was Cooridination and Visibility: Enhancing residents’ awareness of existing programs/policies, and better coordination among them, is an essential first step toward improving conditions in our area. MORE
As part of the Exploration phase of Pathways, we will be presenting an overview of work being done all across WS/FC and beyond. Join us at Venture Cafe to hear more about these areas:
Thursday, Dec 14, 2017, BioTech Place: Hunger and Food Security
Innovative Impact: Deep Dive into Hunger & Food Security
Looking to make an impact on our community? Is there a specific area where you’d like to invest your ideas and energy for the greater good of our community? Love Out Loud and HandsOn Northwest North Carolina host a monthly session on social good happening across the greater Forsyth County region. This month, we’ll hear from a panel of leaders focused on hunger and food security in our community:
- Eric Aft, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
- Willard Bass, SHARE Cooperative of Winston-Salem and Harvest Market Food Store
- Melanie Bell, City Lights Ministry
- Scott Best, H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem
- Sonjia Kurosky, Samaritan Ministries
- Paula McCoy, The Village Produce and Country Store
- Odette Sanchez, El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services
- Brad Shugoll, The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University
- Melissa Smith, Senior Services and Meals on Wheels
Other leaders focused on this area of concern will also be on hand. Learn more about innovative efforts that are bringing non-profit, for-profit, faith-based and community organizations together toward common goals and outcomes focused on some of the most challenging issues of our city.
2018 dates still to be determined.
The Pathways team looks forward to walking alongside you in finding the best fit for you right here in our community. Here are a few thought-provoking resources that may be helpful in getting started, sparking your thinking and stirring your heart:
"Vocation is about a calling from God, from yourself, and from the world. Luther demanded that the concept of vocation be separated from ecclesiastical denotations-that is, he insisted that vocation is for all Christians, not just the clergy or members of religious orders. He insisted that God calls all Christians."
― Bradley Holt from Thirsty for God