Monday, February 04, 2019

UPDATE Week of February 4

Sleeping on the job????

Yes. Contrary to popular belief - Ned does sleep

The Fellows snapped this photo of me while we were serving together at Samaritan Inn. I was so tired I didn't even wait for the lights to go out before I shutting my eyes. 


Round Table with Kevin and Becky Dollinger. We headed out of Forsyth County and spent a wonderful evening with Christian McConnon's host family on Monday Night. We worked through our third and final evening talking through the enneagram. It turned into one of the best nights of the year. Thanks Dollingers!

Leader Lunch with Joanna Lyall and special guest Lisa Marshall. We had an awesome double dip leader lunch with the Office of Philanthropy at Wake Forest Health. 

Joanna and Lisa with the Fellows

Joanna came in as the most prepared Leader Lunch speaker that we have ever had. It went beyond the power point...

Joanna's college ID
or the top ten things that turned into top nineteen things!!!

this is good stuff.
or the swag she gave us.

The best part was how well she was able to relate to the Fellows. I can always tell when a speaker hits the mark when the Fellows come up to them afterwards...

Thanks Joanna

Thursday Samaritan Inn

Abby holding down the fort

Let's all agree that Andrew looks great in a hair net

Friday at Wake Forest

We continued to enjoy our classes with Rob Alexander and Jack Wilkerson. If you would like to join us in doing our homework, here it is above.

That evening, Renne Elise Goldsberry knocked the roof off Wait Chapel during the Arts in Leadership Conference being held over the weekend. Here is a little flavor for those that missed:

That night, the Fellows enjoyed a little bonfire and winter pool party over at Aly Hall's host home.

Andrew warming himself by the fire - can't tell from this photo whether he is still wearing the hair net

I had a surreal moment as I said good-bye to Anna Rose for a weekend with Wyldlife up at Windy Gap - her first trip there as a camper!!!

She refused to smile...grrr...

The boys

Meanwhile, we took three of David's friends up to the mountains to celebrate David's birthday.

They were a hoot
Welcome Greensboro Fellows

The Spanglers hosted a Fellows Super Bowl Party that included the Greensboro Fellows - what fun! Other than the Super Bowl being a bit of a dud - good times were had by all. 

Piled in...

Chanice REALLY liked the halftime show


Noah Holcomb
Welcome Noah! We received great news that Noah Holcomb has accepted our offer to be a Fellow next year. He's a grad of UNCW who is interested in medicine. He has connected with our current Fellows several times and really impressed us with his character and demeanor. He is going to be a fantastic addition to next year's cohort!

We had another great interview last week and have another lined up for this week. We are also in conversation with multiple other potential candidates. All said, things are coming along. 

Remember - you, too, can be a recruiter. Get out there and invite someone today!


Do you believe the children are our future?
Do you believe the children are our future? Then, come on and support the Winston-Salem Fellows. Financial support can be given 

or by sending checks to 

WS Fellows
851 W. 5th St. 
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


the Fellows will be actually visiting this thing in May!

More to come on this - but the Winston-Salem Fellows is excited to announce our 2019 Mission Trip will be to Greece!

From May 20-27 we will be participating in a half pilgrimage/half mission trip to refugees in one of the most historically significant places in the world which also currently also serves as the epicenter of the greatest humanitarian crisis of our times. 

For more information, please reach out. 


Round Table at the Trollingers. Thanks Jeff and Deanne!
Leader Lunch with Lynn Barclay Brewer. 
Union: the Musical AND the Forum on Faith and Culture this weekend!

In the spring of 1968, the sanitation workers of Memphis, Tennessee went on strike. This strike, occasioned both by the tragic deaths of two of their fellow workers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, and the desperate need for humane working conditions, began merely as a local matter. And yet, in ways that few could have foreseen, it became a defining moment in the ongoing American struggle toward a more perfect union.

In one respect, this transformation came about because of the presence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the strike. It was there that he hoped to begin his next great work—the Poor People’s Campaign. It was there that he gave his last great speech—the “Mountaintop Speech.” It was there that he gave his final great sacrifice—his life. The Sanitation Workers’ Strike will always be known as the site of Martin Luther King’s last labor in the struggle.

And yet, in a much more important respect, the transformation of the strike from a local to a national event came not because of what Martin Luther King brought to it, but because of what he found there. And what did he find? He found an extraordinary and utterly distinctive union of the most important themes of the American Civil Rights struggle: the fusion of racial and economic justice, the affirmation of dignity in the midst of dehumanization, the collaboration of the religious and the radical, and the vision of love joined to the work of justice. This incredible union of disparate themes transformed the Sanitation Workers’ Strike into a movement of singular importance—both for its own time, and for ours.
And yet, the story remains largely unknown.

UNION: A Musical, is a celebration of these events, an exploration of these essential themes, and—at a time when we desperately need a vision of how to engage these struggles in our own day—an invitation to the work that the creation of a “more perfect union” requires of us all.


More from this week:

Aly Hall

Joanna Lyall

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