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Country All Countries United States Region All Regions State/County All States Within 5 10 25 50 100 mi km Hide Advanced Search Show Advanced Search Calvary Moravian Church600 Holly Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101Clemmons Moravian3560 Spangenberg Ave, Clemmons, NCHistoric Bethabara Park2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem, NC, 27106Mosaic Interactive301 Broadway, Bethlehem, PennsylvaniaNew Philadelphia Moravian Church 4440 Country Club […]

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Curriculum Orders

We are pleased to offer you a way to order all your curriculum from one convenient location. Consider placing a standing order with us for your Sunday School or small group curriculum for the upcoming church year! A standing order is the easiest and most cost-effective way for congregations to order curriculum. Simply place an annual […]

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RCC Toolkit

Regional Conferences of Churches Members of one body. . . working for a future with hope. Fifty-six congregations and nine fellowships form the foundation of the Moravian Church, Southern Province. Each of these belong to one of 12 Regional Conferences of Churches, a small cluster of congregations and fellowships that meet together to enable communication, build […]

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Healthy Congregations

The Special Synod of 2009 approved a new structure and a new focus for our Province, centering on eight interrelated characteristics of healthy congregations. In 2010, Synod created directional statements for each characteristic, as well as some specific directives. Each year, the PEC provides suggestions and direction for congregations to ensure health. Here’s a complete […]

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Moravian Church Southern Province Synod

Moravian Church Southern Province Synod April 3-6, 2014 • Black Mountain, N.C. Updated news and information about the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church in America, Southern Province.  For more information about the Southern Province, visit www.mcsp.org.     Preview: Jesus Still Lead On: 2014 Southern Province Synod In April, more than 220 delegates from Southern […]

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2014 Synod elects Provincial Elders’ Conference During ballots on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, delegates to the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, elected the new Provincial Elders’ Conference. The Provincial Elders’ Conference for the Southern Province consists of three clergy and three lay people in addition to the PEC president. […]

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The Moravian Church

About the Moravian Church The Moravian Church is one of the oldest Protestant denominations, dating back to 1457 in Europe and first coming to America in 1735. Moravians have a strong tradition of ecumenical work and are best known for their missionary work and rich musical heritage. The Moravian Church in North America is comprised […]

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Working to solve Daily Texts e-mail issues

We have a large (and growing!) number of subscribers to the Moravian Daily Texts daily e-mail service. We’re proud to be able to share this daily devotional with readers around the world. Unfortunately, that growing number, along with how the e-mail is “seen” by e-mail/spam protections implemented by providers around the world, have overwhelmed our […]

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Youth Leadership Seminar 2014 invites attendees to “Serve the Youth of Today”

For a second consecutive year the Northern Province Youth Task Force will host a Youth Leadership Seminar to provide our youth leaders, lay leaders and youth of all ages with new ideas and encouragement.

This year’s event will take place May 16-18 at Mt Morris Camp and Conference Center in central Wisconsin. We would like to extend an invitation to all people who are interested in youth work and gain experience in leading the youth of the Moravian Church.

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UWD: Women share stories of hope, stories of power at Florida retreat

032014FloridaintroOver the Labor Day weekend 2013, 15 women from the Florida District of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, gathered at the Duncan Conference Center, Delray Beach, Florida, for a spiritual retreat focused on sharing stories of coming closer to God. Pastors Willie Israel and Judith Justice (who was not able to attend the retreat), and Gloria Barker were retreat organizers, and Dr. Julia Simmons of Mountain Laurel Moravian Fellowship facilitated the program.

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UWD Scholarships to be awarded in the Northern and Southern Provinces

The Unity Women’s Desk has been awarding scholarships to women and girls since 2012. These scholarships have gone primarily to girls in Africa, although some have been awarded in the Caribbean, as well as in Star Mountain, India and Nepal.

In fairness to our American girls and women, we will award our first American UWD Scholarships at the 12th American Women’s Conference in June 2015. One scholarship will be awarded in the Northern Province and one in the Southern Province every four years, coinciding with future Women’s Conferences.

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UWD…on being a Unity Women’s Desk Advisory Board Member

The Advisory Board of the Unity Women’s Desk (UWD) began their work together in January of 2013. Hailing from the four regions of the Unity—Sr. Angelene Swart of the Africa Region, Sr. Sallie Greenfield of the American Region, Sr. Muriel Held of the Caribbean Region, and the Reverend Erdmute Frank of the European Region—these women join the Reverend Patricia Garner, Coordinator of the Unity Women’s Desk in directing the UWD’s important work.

Here are their reflections on the work they have done in their first year together.

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UWD: Sewing the remnants together

032014sewingintroIn early 2012, Sr. Lorena Gray met with the Coordinator of the Unity Women’s Desk to discuss how the UWD might work with the women of Honduras. Although she did not immediately agree to be one of the Provincial Coordinators for Honduras, Lorena called Sr. Garner back a few days later with a list of ways that we could work together.

After securing some medical charts to help Sr. Lorena in teaching her healthcare classes and putting together some Healthcare Kits to give to the women who would come to the classes, Sr. Lorena returned to Honduras ready to organize the women there. The following is part of an article Sr. Lorena wrote for the UWD:

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Ponderings: Featuring Unity work to help women around the world

032014PonderingsintroLast fall, the Rev. Patty Garner and Sr. Sallie Greenfield paid me a visit here at the IBOC office in Bethlehem. In addition to dropping off a bottle of my favorite Texas Pete Hot Sauce (Patty’s family runs the company), they came to talk about the possibility of doing an issue of The Moravian devoted to the Unity Women’s Desk.

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Official Provincial Elders’ News for March 2014

 

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Obituary: Mrs. Bobbie Jean Brown May

Mrs. Bobbie Jean Brown May, 82, of Winston-Salem, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013.

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UWD: Making a Difference—one woman and girl at a time

032014makingadifferenceintroA story is told about a little girl walking along the beach tossing starfish that had been washed ashore by the tide back into the ocean. An old man watching her asked, “You can’t save all of them. Why bother?” The little girl replied, while tossing another one back into the water, “Well, it makes a difference to this one, and this one,” tossing another, “and this one,” tossing another.

As the gargantuan task of implementing the goals of the Unity Women’s Desk (UWD) began to unfold before me as the Coordinator of the UWD, I was reminded of this story. We couldn’t save all of the oppressed women in the world, not even all of the oppressed Moravian women. What we could do was save one girl or woman at a time.

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Witnessing steps toward reconciliation in Honduras

032014HondurasreconciliationintroI sat at the table with the delegation from the Unity: Rev. Dr. Jørgen Bøytler, Unity Business Administrator; Nicaraguan Bishop John Wilson out of Miami; and Nicaraguan Superintendent Rev. Cora Antonio. Also at the table sat members of the Honduras Province provincial board. And later that day, we would meet with the Honduras Mission Province Board.

The two churches had split in the late 1990s when a charismatic revival took hold of the province. The charismatic, or renewal faction, was the group officially in leadership at the time. The more traditional group withdrew from the province.

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UWD: Realizing a dream of helping women around the world

032014realizingadreamintroWhen the Unity Women’s Desk began its work in January 2011, it was the realization of a dream that was born within a group of 40-plus women who had gathered in Kernersville, North Carolina in 1995. When those women first met, it soon became obvious that the problems women face around the world were too complex to be addressed by a one-time event and that they needed more attention than could be given in a two day, informal format. The idea of establishing a “Women’s Desk”—a central clearinghouse where information about the needs of women could be collected and addressed in a systematic way—was born.

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UWD: Education effort focuses on eradicating violence against women

032014UWDeducationintroGlobal statistics presented by the United Nation Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women portray an epidemic and unacceptably high rate of violence against women in the form of rape by both strangers and intimate partners, trafficking of women, sexual harassment, and genital mutilation. The study also show women, who are already more likely than men to contract the HIV virus, are put at further risk by partners not wearing condoms.

The mistreatment of women led the Moravian Unity Synod in 2009 to pass a resolution mandating education and advocacy for women throughout the world. In 2012 the Unity Board assigned this resolution to the Unity Women’s Desk, which has taken on the task of creating a network of support and prayer, programs and resources to turn the tide of this global crisis.

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An African village dedicates its new school

032014schooldedicationintro“MU BAA YASO I KUGBAYA MEI, A MU TO GIMA” These words are Mende, spoken in Sierra Leone when the Moravians there want to say “Our Lamb has conquered, let us follow Him.”

Since 2006, Mohamed and Safie Braima gave up life in America and have worked in the remote West African village of Ngiehun. They have ministered not only to people’s souls—they first built a church but also to their minds—they’ve now built a school.

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Jesus Still Lead On: 2014 Southern Province Synod

032014spsynodintroIn April, more than 220 delegates from Southern Province congregations and agencies will gather in Black Mountain, N.C. for the 2014 Synod. With inspiration from the theme of “Jesus Still Lead On,” delegates will worship and work together to discern what God is calling us to in shared ministry for the coming years.

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