Upcoming Opportunities

Homelessness/Housing Panel | November 16th

Thursday, Nov 16th | 7pm - Venture Cafe at Biotech (575 Patterson Ave)

Hey, did you know….there’s great work happening in the area of homelessness and housing?!

Are you wanting to make an impact? Is there a specific area where you’d like to invest your ideas and energy for the greater good of our community? Once a month, Love Out Loud and HandsOn Northwest North Carolina host a session on social good happening around the greater Forsyth County region. This month, we’ll hear from a panel of leaders focused on housing and homelessness in our community:

Paula Borton, Solus Christus

Mike Campbell, Habitat for Humanity

Andrea Kurtz, United Way

Russ May, City with Dwellings

Derwin Montgomery, Bethesda Center

Other nonprofit leaders will also be on hand. Come find out more about 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.


FAQs:

Where do I go?

The event will be at Biotech, in downtown Winston-Salem. (575 Patterson Ave) (Or Map Here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/575+Patterson+Ave,+Winston-Salem,+NC+27101/@36.1014035,-80.2431598,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8853ae5d12aea389:0xf7b9d13821d89051!8m2!3d36.1014035!4d-80.2409711?hl=en)

We're not sure of the room, but when you walk into Venture Cafe there will be flyers and volunteers available to point you in the right direction!


Do I need to RSVP?

No sign up in necessary, just show up. If you have any questions, please contact lkaiman@loveoutloudws.com


How long will it last?

Venture Café is set up to begin at 5pm with an hour for networking and two sessions ( 6pm and 7pm). Our panel will be during the 7 – 8 pm session, but feel free to come early and check out more about what is going on. You can find out more about the evenings programming here https://www.venturecafewinstonsalem.org/thursday-gathering/calendar/#start_date=2017-11-16&view=stream

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Joy Prom - Planning Meeting

We will be meeting at our NEW VENUE to tour the space on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7pm.

 A short meeting will follow the tour. 

Please join us if you're interested in joining the Joy Prom planning team!

Email Donna for more information.

Senior Services Volunteers

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Senior Services believes that aging is a period of personal growth, not simply physical decline. Connections with community and people are keys to healthy and positive growth and aging. For seniors in our community, the goal of the Connections program is to foster connectedness with the past through personal history, the present through companionship, and the future through something to look forward to. Our volunteers help provide isolated seniors, who have little or no contact with family or friends, with meaningful and consistent connections in their home and via telephone.

For more information, contact Melissa Smith at (336) 721-6954 or email msmith@seniorservicesinc.org
 
Volunteer page & application: http://www.seniorservicesinc.org/opportunities/volunteer/

Shining Light on Mental Illness (Oct 3)

 
Greetings,

The Shining Light on Mental Health Committee at Centenary United Methodist Church has participated in the Reimagining Health Collaborative at Duke Divinity School. This program invites Christian congregations to partner with each other and with Duke Divinity School faculty, students, and staff to envision and to implement faithful practices related to health and illness. 

Please join us on Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00pm, for" Belonging: How the Church Matters for Mental Health" series. Dr. Warren Kinghorn is director of Duke Divinity School's initiative. He will speak and be joined by three panel members for discussion about the role the church plays in supporting the mental health of its congregations. This program, which is the first session for this year's Shining Light on Mental Health, will be held in the Centenary auditorium.  There is parking on 4-1/2 Street (the back of the church) and on Fifth Street (the front of the church).

Kinghorn holds joint appointments at Duke Divinity School and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Centenary has participated in this collaborative for the past three years, and is happy to welcome Dr.Kinghorn to Winston Salem and introduce him to Centenary.

For questions, please contact Jane Poe at janespanglerpoe@gmail.com.

Peace and blessings,

Deana Vickers
Congregational Care Coordinator
Centenary United Methodist Church
646 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27102
dvickers@centenary-ws.org
336-397-1352

Houston Trip (Sept 24 - 28)

Through God’s provision and the generosity of the body of Christ and multiple businesses, church and community volunteers will be afforded an expense-free missions trip enabling them to fully focus on doing ministry.

We are grateful for a wide cross section of partnerships coming together that include:

  • Rev. Lamonte Williams and the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem & Vicinity riding point on the project as a whole
  • The support of Mayor Joines and the City of Winston-Salem, including funding one of two buses
  • A significant contribution by First Presbyterian to fund the second bus
  • Financial commitments of $2,000 from FaithHealth of Wake Forest Baptist, $500 from Love Out Loud and $500 from the New Canaan Society
  • In-kind donations of water, cleaning supplies and other items to fill a Ryder truck (donations still being received at Old Tyme Café on University Pkwy)
  • Lodging and meals being provided by First Baptist of Houston
  • Other local pastors on the ground in Houston are providing key guidance and leadership
  • Masks and other key supplies for workers being donated by Lowe’s
  • Mosquitoe repellent donated by Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Other partners continue to step forward
  • 50 volunteers from the above organizations, multiple churches and the wider community left for Houston on Sunday and are working on the ground this week. Find updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

The buses will be leaving from the Fairground at noon on Sunday, Sept 24, and returning on Sept 28. The full itinerary will be available on the Ministers Conference website (http://www.ministersconferencewsv.org) on Thursday. For your convenience, we’re attaching the volunteer packet that includes the registration form (which can also be completed at: https://form.jotform.us/61678381403155), the liability form, and key volunteer prep information.

This is unique opportunity for us to follow the lead of our brothers and sisters in the Ministers Conference, and we pray this is the beginning of a new day of collaboration and cooperation in the Body of Christ here in WS. We are stronger together than we can ever be separately. Let's lean into the winds of the Holy Spirit that are blowing across and through the churches in our community.

 

The email below from Rev. Williams may also be helpful:


I pray that all is well with you. I wanted to inform you that the Minister's Conference of Winston-Salem & Vicinity has partnered with Mayor Allen Joines and the City of Winston-Salem, Baptist Hospital, and Love out Loud Organizations to respond to the disaster in Houston Texas. We are planning a trip to Houston September 24 and returning on September 28.  We are planning for 100 volunteers to go and partner with local pastors on the ground in Houston.  We are partnered with the local Ministerial Alliance there and have an initiative going to assist in cleaning churches, schools, and houses that have been devastated by the floods.  

We would love to include you or your organization in this effort.  Please consider giving us your support.  We have housing and transportation that will be at no cost to all those 100 volunteers that travel to Houston.  Additionally,  food will be covered every morning and lunch.  The official agenda will be available on Thursday, September 21, 2017 on Minister's Conference Website.

Please see the attached documents that the pastors on the ground have already identified as needs assessments for anyone desiring to respond.  We are currently collecting water and cleaning supplies at Prime Time restaurant in Winston Salem (3050 UNIVERSITY PKWY | WINSTON SALEM, NC.  336.785-0914).  We have raised almost $7,000.00 but we need to still raise $3,000.00 more to secure safety supplies for all the 100 volunteers that will be traveling. Our goal is to say to those willing to give of their time that we will cover all cost as our gesture of gratitude. We have special insight as we are provided real-time assessments from local pastors on the ground vs news media and other general sources.

Please see the attached documents that volunteers will need to travel with the group to Houston.  They can complete the information and electronically send back to president@ministersconverencewsv.org.  This will expedite those wanting to sign up first come first serve.  If you can send out this correspondence to your network of friends and that will be awesome.

I'm available for any additional questions or concerns: president@ministersconverencewsv.org

 

Only Because of Calvary,

Rev. Dr. Lamonte Williams

President,  Minister's Conference of Winston-Salem & Vicinity

 

Hospice and Palliative Care

We are looking for compassionate volunteers that would like to visit patients in our KBR Hospice Home, Long term facilities or patient’s home.  Our volunteers provide companionship, read with the patient, watch tv together, do puzzles and much more!

Contact person: Eniris Riddick
Email: eniris.riddick@hospicecarecenter.org
Phone : 336-331-1327

http://www.hospicecarecenter.org/audience/volunteers