Community Calendar for the week of Nov. 17

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 17, 2022

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Jazz worship service at Shallowford Presbyterian Church

Shallowford Presbyterian Church will offer a jazz worship service of praise and thanksgiving on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jeff Sockwell will lead the service, which includes communion, hymns, gospel songs and spirituals for congregation and choir. Vocalist Diana Tuffin will join musicians Matt Kendrick, string bass; Karen Kendrick, piano; Larry Carman, drums; and Dave Reid, saxophone. Masking is optional for this service. Shallowford Presbyterian is located at 1200 Lewisville-Clemmons Road near the Lewisville-Clemmons Exit (242) of US 421 North, next to Kaplan’s. For more information, call 336-766-3178 or go to

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Contemplative ways of opening to the holy at Clemmons United Methodist Church

Sunday, Nov. 20, from 9:30-11 a.m. in Ministry Center Room A-203. There are many ways of deepening our relationship with God. Come learn some simple ways of creating space for God’s grace as you nurture the process of inner transformation.
Learn about Praying and Connecting with God using the lectionary readings. “A Disciple’s Journal: A Guide for Daily Prayer, Bible Reading and Discipleship for Year A” by Steven Manskar will be available for purchase if you feel led to begin this practice with the new church year. For questions or more information, contact Kathy Giff at

Learn to make Moravian Star ornaments at Bethabara Moravian

Celebrate the season by learning how to make a traditional Moravian star ornament at one of the upcoming Saturday workshops at Bethabara Moravian Church. Materials will be provided — bringing your own pair of scissors is recommended — and attendees will take home a completed 4.5-inch Moravian star. 

 The one-day workshops will be held on Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, please contact Frank Brown at 336-397-7586 or

DivorceCare at Clemmons UMC

Clemmons United Methodist Church will offer a 14-week DivorceCare Series on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Ministry Center Room A-210.

DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come together to help each other with the healing from the pain of separation or divorce.

This video-based support group program offers helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil that the participants are experiencing. It will also offer practical tools for decision-making.

To register for this group or for more information, go to DivorceCare\Groups\148328. All are welcome.

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Sessions

The Annual Medicare Open Enrollment period will take place through Dec. 7.

Annual enrollment assistance will be provided by volunteer and staff of the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, the Forsyth County coordinating site for the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). One-hour appointments will be offered during the period subject to the availability of counselors.

The open enrollment sessions will assist Medicare beneficiaries review their Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare drug plans assist in making the necessary changes for 2023.

Certified Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors will be available to assist in the enrollment process.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Medicare beneficiaries in Forsyth County will be assisted in-person as much as possible or through telephone or other virtual means during the Annual Enrollment period. Some referrals may by made to the SHIIP state office in Raleigh.

Appointments must be made by calling the Shepherd’s Center at 336-748-0217 during weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Christmas at Bethabara

Celebrate the season by taking a journey through Christmases past. On Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., guests can visit the 1788 Gemeinhaus, learn about — and taste — varied Christmas treats made by Moravians in the 1800s, enjoy the sounds of the season, and watch a puppet show. Admission is free. 

Historic Bethabara Park, a National Historic Landmark, is the 1753 site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina and the birthplace of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. For more information, go to or call 336-924-8191.

Salem Band 2022 Holiday Concerts, ‘Christmas at the Movies’

Free concerts in Winston-Salem and Clemmons

• Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m., New Philadelphia Moravian Church

• Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m., Clemmons First Baptist Church

Join Salem Band for its annual holiday concerts, “Christmas at the Movies.” Musical selections from “Home Alone,” “Holiday Inn” and “Polar Express.” Hear your favorite traditional songs and carols from a variety of films and TV shows including “Rudolph,” “The Grinch,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” and many others. The audience can enjoy multiple audience sing-along opportunities.

These concerts are free, but donations will be accepted for Sunnyside Ministry at New Philadelphia Moravian Church. Pre-concert holiday music performed by Salem Saxophone Quartet and Clemmons Ladies Vocal Ensemble.

Martha Bassett and Friends Christmas at Shallowford Presbyterian Church

Martha Bassett and Friends will present an evening of Christmas Songs at Shallowford Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Free admission. A donation of $15 is suggested. Shallowford Presbyterian is located at 1200 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, near Exit 242 of U.S. 421, next to Kaplan’s. For more information, call 336-766-3178 or go to