Please share this information broadly and with individuals in congregations The information below is an update on the current response of MDR as we monitor the beginning stages of recovery in Texas from Harvey, the anticipation of further damage from Hurricane Irma, and listen to the potential impact of Hurricanes Jose and Katia close behind. […]
After much prayer and conversation, both the Southern and Northern Province Provincial Elders’ Conferences of the Moravian Church in America issued this letter regarding the events of August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia: August 15, 2017 A Joint Letter from the Provincial Elders’ Conferences Southern and Northern Provinces Dear brothers and sisters, We write with a […]
While there’s still more than six months left to 2017, we’re already thinking about 2018 — that is, the 2018 Moravian Daily Texts! Since last fall, the IBOC has been focused on compiling and editing the 2018 edition of this well-loved devotional. First published in 1731 in Herrnhut, Germany, The Daily Texts grew out of a […]
The Board of World Mission is responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in cooperation with Global Partners and Local Congregations Please share this information broadly and with individuals in congregations As Hurricane Matthew passed through the Caribbean and up the coast of the U.S. the BWM was in contact with global partners and local […]
A national service of worship to celebrate the Covenant/Full Communion Agreement between the Moravian Church, Northern and Southern Provinces and the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA) will be held at 3 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison, Wis. Presiding at the service will be the Rev. Bruce Nelson, […]
Every four years, the Southern Province of the Moravian Church brings together more than 200 delegates to “do the business of the church.” In April, those delegates approved a broad variety of resolutions that affirmed new opportunities, approved administrative and ministerial changes and provided direction for the next four years. The Provincial Synod has the […]
Synods are a special experience, one in which delegates listen for and discern the moving of the Holy Spirit in making decisions that affect the church. At the Synod of 2014, the Spirit seemed to be saying, “not now” in one area—the election of a bishop. One of the Synod’s key powers is the ability […]
In the midst of reports and discussions concerning numerous resolutions, the delegates to the 2014 Southern Province Provincial Synod unanimously passed Resolution 9, “Spiritual Solidarity with Sisters and Brothers in Honduras.” The resolution focuses on the homicide and other violent acts that are directly connected to the trafficking of illegal drugs in Honduras and invites […]
The Synod of 2014 welcomed not only Moravians from across the Southern Province. Two leaders from ecumenical partners—the Episcopal Church and the Church of the Brethren in Texas—also witnessed the work of Synod. Each has provided their thoughts on being amongst Moravians. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop, Episcopal Church I very much enjoyed the Synod […]
While Synod is a time for legislating and governing, it is also a unique opportunity to take a look into the future of the Province. Synods harness the gathered creativity, experience, faith and ideas of delegates who only come together once every four years to discern a vision for the future. At the Southern Province […]
Both the Southern Province (SP), and soon the Northern Province (NP) are being asked to approve revisions to the Board of World Mission constitution. The Alaska Province and the Unity of the Brethren, official members of the BWM, will also need to ratify the proposed amendments. Much of the work of the BWM has changed […]
A special gift greeted all attendees at the Southern Province 2014 Synod: hand-knit and felted heart shaped bowls filled with candy were placed at every attendees’ spot. The dream of the hearts began months before Synod was on the minds of the majority of folks in the Southern Province. The dream became a reality as […]
“We pray the Lord ever anew to point to us the way to reach our neighbors, opening our hearts and hands to them in their need.” Ground of the Unity How do we reach our neighbors in the midst of ever-changing communities? How do we sustain compassionate ministry amid the complexities of the world in […]
Delegates to the 2014 Synod debated and passed additional resolutions on Saturday, April 5, 2015. These resolutions address many areas of ministry, administration and other areas of the Province. Spiritual Solidarity with Sisters and Brothers in Honduras Synod resolved that the Southern Province, in solidarity with the people of Honduras, should raise awareness […]
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. The PEC is elected by Synod […]
During the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church in America Southern Province, delegates approved a broad variety of resolutions. This list represents resolutions approved through Saturday morning, April 5, 2014. Approval of Revised Constitution and Book of Order of the Southern Province The Synod approved resolutions to adopt revisions to the Constitution and the Book […]
Friday, April 4 was a day filled with committee work (in groups called Pilgrimage Groups), elections, resolutions and worship during the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church in America Southern Province. Note: to view captions, select “Show Info” in the slideshow. If slideshow does not play on your device, please click here. Additional information […]
The 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Southern Province re-elected the Rev. David Guthrie as president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference during sessions on Friday, April 4. Rev. Guthrie will serve through the Synod of 2018. David was first elected PEC president at the Synod of 2010. He previously served as executive director, Board […]
One of the key components of the 2014 Southern Province Synod is the election of members to serve provincial boards and agencies. In the initial sessions, the following were elected to provincial service: Board of Directors, Board of World Mission Donna Hurt Dan Nelson Board of Directors, Moravian Mission Society Matthew Allen Scott Brent Scarlett […]
The Rev. David Guthrie, president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference for the Southern Province, Moravian Church in America, presented the 2014 “State of the Church” address during the opening session of the 2014 Southern Province Synod. To view his presentation, click below. To view the transcript, click here.
The 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, convened on Thursday, April 3 at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, N.C. More than 210 delegates from Southern Province congregations, fellowships and related ministries began their work to discern and legislate for the coming four years. The Provincial Synod has the supreme legislative power […]
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 […]
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. […]
In 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.
While the 2014 Synod may be six months away, Southern Province leaders and Synod delegates met in Winston-Salem to prepare for the upcoming event.
Delegates from across the province joined together at New Philadelphia Moravian Church on Saturday, Sept. 28 to review the purposes of Synod, the workings of the event and what it means to be a delegate to this important part of Moravian Church polity. The Southern Province Synod, whose theme is “Jesus Still Lead On,” is set for April 3-6, 2014 at the Blue Ridge Center in Black Rock, N.C.
Purpose/Mission “The purpose of the Interprovincial Board of Communication (IBOC) is to promote the image, ministry, heritage, doctrine, life, and mission of the Moravian Church; to provide information about its activities and opportunities; and to inspire and equip individuals within the Moravian Church and beyond to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and […]
Upcoming Events April 3-6, 2014 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, Black Mountain, N.C. May 16-18, 2014 “Serving the Youth of Today” Youth Leadership Training Seminar, Mt. Morris, Wautoma, Wis. June 19-23, 2014 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Northern Province, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania June 25-28, 2015 12th Moravian Women’s Conference, […]