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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Ruth Cole Burcaw

Ruth - HorizontalRuth Cole Burcaw, Executive Director


As Executive Director, Ruth is responsible for the BCM’s achievement of its mission and purpose. She provides support for Regional Conferences as well as individual congregations and groups. Ruth coordinates programming and ministry in the following areas:
  • Board Coordination/Development
  • Strategic Planning/Coaching/Congregational Support
  • Leadership Development & Support
  • Special Events & Meeting Management (Comenius Learning Series)
  • Communications (website/publications)
  • Support for Social Concerns Groups

Ruth is a management professional with over 25 years of experience in administration, communications, and project management in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Ruth, a native of Winston-Salem, grew up in the Moravian Church, attending Konnoak Hills, Grace, Advent, and Kernersville, while her parents, Hal and Joy Cole, served in parish ministry. Ruth and her husband, Chris, live in Lewisville, NC, where they along with their children, Jessy, Jake, and Ky, are active members of Unity Moravian Church.

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Moravian Daily Texts


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Sunday, September 23 — Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54
James 3:13–4:3,7–8a; Mark 9:30–37

I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34

John wrote: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1

Gracious Advocate, so often we go off on our own and lose our way. We take our eyes off of you and selfishly focus on the world. Thank you for not abandoning us to ourselves. Thank you for bringing us back into loving communion with you. In the name of Christ, our redeemer, we pray. Amen.

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