Category Archives: Senior Adults Ministry

Letting Go and Living Forward

The Rev. Darby O. Everhard, Associate Rector, and Anne Rahn, Senior Adults Minister, will lead a three-part series, The Spirituality of Letting Go and Living Forward, on October 30, November 6 and 13 in Colhoun B and C.

This class will reflect on letting go and stewardship of what really matters in life. This life is not the end of the life that God has in mind for us. The focus of the discussion will be on learning to live a life you can look back on in peace and living forward into the future to which God calls us. There will also be practical conversations on preparing for care at the end of life.

Black History and Culture Tour

The Senior Adults Ministry is sponsoring a tour of Winston-Salem’s black community and its history on Thursday, November 10. The tour, organized by Nan Griswold, will be led by Linda Dark, black archives preservationist at the New Winston Museum.

The bus will leave from the side parking lot at 10:45 a.m. The group will eat lunch at Forsyth Seafood Market and Café . There is no charge for this trip, and lunch is on your own.

Contact Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn at (336) 723-4797 or to reserve your space.

The Tour Route

Fourth Street downtown at Chestnut and Church Street, the “Black Business District”

  • Scales Bonding Company, Lafayette Theater (currently garage of Public Safety Building), Café, haberdashery
  • Third Street - - Medical Arts Building; Model Pharmacy / Dental office; Cook’s Shoe Repair. There was also the French Shop, a ladies dress shop
  • Transfer destination for Safe Bus passengers; Lincoln Theater

North onto Patterson (Depot Street) and Fifth

  • Patterson Ave. YMCA (next to the current WFU Innovation Quarter)
  • Depot St. School was 1st school for African American children, dating to 1890
  • Bruce Building (owned by Dr. Wm. Bruce Sr) housing doctors’ & dentist offices; La Mae Beauty College, Star Stenographic School
  • Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church (still active membership)
  • Howard Robinson Funeral Home; Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home-current business

Patterson to East 14th Street 

  • Medigap Pharmacy, owned by Dr. Beverly Graham, PharmD
  • Mark’s Lutheran, only black Lutheran church
  • (Residences) – mother of Dr. Rembert Malloy, MD
  • Hooper Funeral Home (current), grocery operated early in the 1930s?
  • ’s John & Lillian Lewis (WSTC Faculty). . . . . Dr. Lillian elected to county school board in 1960
  • Ford’s Beer Garden; Foote’s Cleaners; Wilmouth and Bean Grocers (white family)
  • The Reynolds home (“Professor” U S Reynolds)
  • Anne’s Kindergarten / Academy, open 1950’s thru 1962 or 63. Including St. Benedict’s Elementary – only Catholic school for black pupils
  • (Residences): WS Scales; The Rivera Family of Howard Robinson Funeral Home; Dr. Rufus Hairston of Model Pharmacy, Hampton Haith – GM of Safe Bus / WSTA
  • 14th Street Elem. School (torn down); Atkins High School (currently WS Prep)

14th Street to New Walkertown Road

  • Black Brickyard (Evelyn Terry’s grandfather)
  • Delta Arts Center; Lester Ervin home (1st African American Fire Chief); Evergreen Cemetery
  • WAAA (Daddy-O); Mutter Evans, 2nd African American female to purchase a radio station in the south
  • Home of Dr. Malloy
  • Big House Gaines Blvd, famous Coach of WSTC (now WSSU)
  • Reynoldstown neighborhood on the right
  • “East Winston Shopping Center” (Mr. Brandon, owner)

East Seventh Street and File Street

  • Zion Baptist Church on the right; Rev. File was an early minister
  • Malloy / Jordan Library, formerly the East Winston Library (historic marker)
  • KBR Memorial Hospital (historic marker) – 1930’s to 1970
  • Reynolds Health Center; Forsyth Co. Health Dept. behind this location
  • Bethlehem Center (possibly the oldest child care center in the African American community, approximately 140-150 children)

Fifth Street to Forsyth Seafood Market and Café

  • Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building, built in 1969. Company formed in the 1920’s.
  • (Pass 4th Street) – Goler Metropolitan AME Zion – Dr. King spoke here in the early 1960’s
  • Break for lunch

West on Fifth Street to Return to St. Paul’s

  • Clark Campbell Bus Depot
  • Safe Bus Company – Safe Bus started in the 1920’s with approximately 18-19 jitney owners. Merged with Twin City Bus Lines in the 1970’s and became WSTA – Winston Salem Transit. Hampton Haith was the original GM & remained so after the merger. The headquarters on Trade St. is named for him.

Passing Trade Street

  • Sweet Potatoes Restaurant
  • Body and Soul ( store that sells soaps, lotions, scarves, purses and books)

New Winston Museum at 713 South Marshall Street

Open Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Senior Adults’ Chicken Noodle Soup

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will be cooking a batch of chicken noodle soup in mid-November. The homemade soup will be ready for pick-up outside the kitchen after the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services on Sunday, November 20, or by arrangement with Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn.

The soup, which must be ordered and paid for in advance, is $13 per quart. Quantities are limited, so order today! Proceeds from the sale will benefit charities selected by the Senior Adults Committee.

Please make your check payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with “Senior Soup” noted in the memo line. Mail your check with this form to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101. Contact Anne at 723-4797 or

Download an order form. Orders must be received by Friday, November 11.