United Methodist Women - Western North Carolina Conference


Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Overall Event Coordinator:

Jatana Royster, Membership, Nurture & Outreach
Western NC Conference United Methodist Women
Home:  704-454-5333  Cell: 704-451-3816

Multiple Locations:

Bethlehem Center - Charlotte
Project: Cut out paper stars
Bring:  Scissors
Limited to the first 40 persons to register
2705 Baltimore Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-847-2521 / www.bethlehemcenter.org
Link to Google Map

Bethlehem Center - Winston-Salem
Project: planting flowers, cleaning serving carts, filing papers
Bring: gardening gloves, flower bulbs, cleaning cloths and towels

520 North Cleveland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-722-6264 / www.bethlehemcenter1.com
Link to Google Map

Brooks-Howell Home - Asheville
Project: landscaping, gardening, working in the archives and gift shop
Bring: gardening gloves and gardening hand tools
266 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-6712 / www.brooks-howell.org
Link to Google Map

Pfeiffer University - Misenheimer
Project: campus landscape and Hunger Relief Garden projects (planting, harvesting, possible canning...inside & outside!)
Bring: gardening gloves

48380 U.S. 52
Misenheimer, NC 28109
Website:  www.pfeiffer.edu
Link to Google Map

Bennett College - Greensboro
Project: Landscaping, gardening
Bring: Work gloves

900 E. Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Website:  www.bennett.edu
Link to Google Map 


Join us for our fifth UBUNTU Day of Service! We will volunteer on projects at Brooks-Howell Home (Asheville), Bethlehem Center Charlotte, Bethlehem Center Winston-Salem, Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer Campus), and Bennett College (Greensboro)!

Click here to Download 2017 Ubuntu Day of Service Full Brochure (PDF)

Who:  YOU!

What:  An Ubuntu Day of Service...Volunteering at National Mission Institutions in our conference. 

What does UBUNTU mean? Ubuntu is a unique word. A Zulu phrase, it can be translated “I am only because we are, and since we are, therefore I am.” Or “I am human because you are human.” It recognizes each human being as part of a community. It moves us to action on behalf of our neighbor. Ubuntu is a celebration of being in community with people as mission.

When:  Saturday, October 14, 2017; 9:00am to 2:00pm.  Approximate schedule (can vary slightly from site to site): 9:00-9:20am - Orientation & Commissioning; 9:20am-1:45pm - Mission Service (with lunch break); 1:45-2:00pm - Debriefing and Closing.

Where:  YOUR CHOICE! Choose one of the following locations to volunteer! Maybe even choose one that you have never visited before! The sites are: Bethlehem Center (Charlotte), Bethlehem Center (Winston-Salem), Brooks-Howell Home (Asheville), Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer), and Bennett College (Greensboro). See addresses & links to Google maps at left.

Why:  United Methodist Women...turning faith, hope and love INTO ACTION on behalf of women, children and youth around the world!

Hands-On Mission Collection at each site:  Different items at each site, see below.

  • Brooks Howell Home: gift cards from Target, Walmart, AC Moore or Michael’s
  • Pfeiffer University:  children's hats, gloves, socks, small toys such as Matchbox Cars for community children's Christmas project
  • Bethlehem Center Charlotte:  children’s books (K-5th grade), new or gently used such as: Dr. Seuss, non-fiction, poetry, etc.)
  • Bethlehem Center Winston-Salem:  dish towels, rags, balls, hula hoops
  • Bennett College: To be determined

Details:  Be at your volunteer site at 9:00am. Bring your lunch (except at Pfeiffer University, where lunch will be served)...water will be provided. Be green - bring your own reusable/refillable water bottle! Hands-on mission items...check!

Registration:  There is no registration fee.  We just need you to register so that we can know how many people to expect at each volunteer site. Thanks!

What if I can't go...is there a way that I can help?  Yes!  You can make a contribution to help with expenses for our Ubuntu Day! Every dollar will be put to work through Mission Giving!

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