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Northern Province Synod 2014

News from the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Northern Province

Northern Province Synod 2014 Approved Resolutions

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 […]

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Synod delegates approve broad range of resolutions

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 […]

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Synod elects Provincial Elders’ Conference

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 […]

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Moravian Church Northern Province Synod approves ordination of gay and lesbian pastors

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 […]

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Northern Province Synod elects directors, trustees for boards and agencies

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. […]

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Miller elected president, Northern Province Provincial Elders’ Conference

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 […]

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Dr. Craig Atwood discusses Moravian Essentials at Northern Province Synod

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 […]

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The Rev. Dr. Betsy Miller offers “Glimpses of God” to open 2014 Northern Province Synod

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 […]

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NP – 2014 Northern Province Synod: Bringing Moravians together to lead for the future

012014npsynodintroEvery 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.

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Moravian Daily Texts

06/24/2017

Saturday, June 24 — Psalm 78:40–55

Isaiah 4:2–5:30; Galatians 4:1–16

O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! Even now your enemies are in tumult; those who hate you have raised their heads. Psalm 83:1–2

Zechariah said, “With a solemn oath the Lord God of Israel promised to rescue us from our enemies and allow us to serve him without fear, all the days of our life.” Luke 1:73–75 (GNT)

Redeemer and Friend, all thanks and praise are due to you for rescuing us from certain death because of our sins. You have visited us and redeemed us and secured a place for us. Come, Lord Jesus! Amen.

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