At the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Northern Province, delegates reviewed, discussed and voted upon more than 70 pieces of legislation during their plenary sessions June 19-23. The PDF documents below include all approved reports, organized by committee. Adults and Older Adults Ministry Care and Nurture of Clergy Church and Society Finance Healthy Congregations […]
Healthy congregations….care and nurture of clergy…lay leadership…local and global missions…stewardship…identity, purpose and organization…ministry to youth and young adults. These are just some of the wide-ranging topics delegates tackled at the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Northern Province, held June 19-23 at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Over the course of four-and-a-half days, Synod delegates […]
The 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Northern Province brought more then 270 delegates and guests to Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. During the five days of Synod (June 19-23) Moravians worked together, played together, worshipped together and helped direct the Northern Province for the coming four years. To offer a sense of what it […]
“It has been extremely moving to have been a part of this conversation this afternoon. I am so proud to be a Moravian, I am so proud of the way in which this discussion was held, and I am proud that when it was concluded, we stood holding hands. And I hope that we will […]
Delegates re-elected the four lay representatives to the Provincial Elders’ Conference during balloting on Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, at the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Northern Province in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Provincial Elders’ Conference is Province’s highest governing board, providing administrative leadership to congregations and program agencies. Lay members of the […]
BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA (June 22, 2014) – The 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Northern Province has approved a proposal to allow the ordination of gay and lesbian individuals, whether single, married or in covenanted relationships. By a vote of 181-62, synod delegates approved the proposal, which also includes provisions to revise the Book of Order […]
At Moravian Church synods, delegates are often on the receiving end of prayers and best wishes from Moravians around the country. At the 2014 Synod, those prayers, best wishes and love took the form of beautifully-crafted prayer shawls, one for each delegate. In a service on Friday morning, the Rev. Maggie Wellert, pastor of Great […]
Electing members to serve on provincial boards and agencies is a key responsibility for provincial synods. In balloting during the initial sessions of 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Northern Province, delegates elected the following candidates to serve: Moravian Academy Board of Trustees Barbara Heske, Bethlehem, Pa. Pamela Larimer, Bethlehem, Pa. Christian Rice, Coopersburg, Pa. […]
The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth D. Miller was re-elected president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference (PEC) of the Moravian Church Northern Province at the Province’s 2014 Synod in Bethlehem, Pa. on Friday, June 20. The PEC is the highest governing board of the Moravian Church, Northern Province, providing administrative leadership to congregations and program agencies. “I […]
During the opening day of the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Northern Province, the Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood shared his work on the essentials of the Moravian Church. Atwood, the Charles D. Couch Associate Professor of Moravian Theology and Ministry at Moravian Theological Seminary and director for the Center for Moravian Studies, discussed Moravian […]
In her opening remarks to the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Northern Province, The Rev. Dr. Betsy Miller, who served as Provincial Elders’ Conference president for the past four years, offered “Glimpses of God” at work in the Moravian Church Northern Province. Miller highlighted efforts throughout the province in the areas of identity, healthy […]
Every four years, Moravians from each North American Province gather to “do the business of the church”—to decide, legislate, make policy, discuss doctrine and chart the way forward for the next four years.
This coming June, more than 250 delegates from across the Northern Province will meet in Bethlehem, Pa. to “covenant with hand and heart” about church practice, Provincial structure and ministries, budgets, health care, new programs and more.
The 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church in America, Northern Province, will be held June 19-23 at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa.