Moravian Church in North America

In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.

Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Aging Well Team

aging well logoIn 2014, the provincial Senior Friends Advisory Council discussed ways to reach out to more Moravian older adults.  As congregations continue to age (28% of Moravians in the Southern Province are over 65 years of age), effective older adult ministry becomes even more critical. The Aging Well Team was born out of this conversation. Several members of the Senior Friends group volunteered to be on this task force. It includes 2 retired geriatric nurses as well as several other members who have an interest in this area of ministry.

The Aging Well Team helps congregations recognize the need for and then find meaningful ways of providing programming and resources for their members who are older adults, as they age and deal with a variety of challenges. The team focuses their time and energy in the following areas:

  • The Aging Well Conference:  Attendees will be able to choose from a series of workshops designed to help older adults navigate today’s changing world. The 2018 Aging Well Conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at Clemmons Moravian Church. 80 participants from 23 churches attended the 2017 Aging Well Conference at Friedberg Moravian Church.  To read about this event, click here.
  • Older Adult Fall Rally: Moravians from across the province enjoy a fellowship meal, entertainment, and hear updates on various provincial outreach efforts. The 2017 Fall Rally was held on October 10 at Hopewell Moravian Church.
  • Older Adult Liaisons: The team asked congregations to designate a liaison who both receives and shares information about various opportunities in the community, such as health screenings, Tai Chi schedules, Provincial events, etc. If your congregation would like to add a liaison to our distribution list, please contact Heather Stevenson at (336) 722-8126.
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Moravian Daily Texts

12/16/2017

Saturday, December 16 — Psalm 144:1–4
Nahum 3; Habakkuk 1; Revelation 14:17–15:8

Woe to those who plan iniquity, because it is in their power to do it. Micah 2:1 (NIV)

Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant.” Mark 10:42–43

God of humanity and humility, teach us the way of gentleness. May we be servant leaders. May we overcome iniquity by the power of your love. Amen.

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