Tag Archives: May

Thinking about summer at Laurel Ridge

It’s time to start thinking about Summer! Which camp will you choose? At Laurel Ridge, the camp for Southern Province Moravians, there are so many choices this year! Pre-Junior: July 31–August 2 (Completed Grades 1 or 2) Deans: Gail Theard and Margaret Norris. Pre-Junior Camp is the perfect introduction to Laurel Ridge for your little […]

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Camp Hope readies busy season of fun and faith

Hope Conference & Renewal Center, an outdoor ministry of the Eastern District, is preparing for hundreds of campers and staff members. The summer season will be filled with swimming in the pool, boating on the lake, meeting new friends, laughing at campfires, worshiping by the lake or on the hill and much more. Overlooking Little […]

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Camp Van-Es to light Hearts on Fire at 2015 camp

The snow is gone and the trees are starting to bud; Camp Van-Es is gearing up for another summer filled with fun, laughter, friendship and God’s Spirit moving. There is a special joy and energy about working with kids that brings out the best in us. We had to ask ourselves this year: what is […]

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Helping Camp Hope by selling and stitching

Camps need a lot of assistance and support, especially from volunteers. In the case of Hope Conference & Renewal Center, some volunteers serve as counselors or nurses. Some paint doors and repair roofs. Some make quilts and sell Avon. Selling Avon for Camp Louise Snyder, a member of East Hills Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Pa., […]

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Mid-States Camping changes hearts

Many hearts and lives have been changed through the Moravian camping programs offered to our youth. Sometimes we don’t realize the impact that camp had until years down the road, but we are so fortunate to have these camps available to our youth. And the 2015 camping season will be here before we know it! […]

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Moravian Magazine May 2015

On the cover: Sunrise service at the Eastern Overlook, Laurel Ridge. Photo by Mike Riess

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Moravian Magazine May 2014

On the cover: Campers at Laurel Ridge navigate the pond. Photo courtesy Laurel Ridge.

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New Specialty Camp and events for Camp Hope

Musical Theater Camp! More Pre-Primary Camp! Camp Sampler Weekend! Camp Hope Alumni Retreat! All these events are new for 2014 at Hope Conference & Renewal Center, located just outside of Hope, New Jersey. The camp serves the Eastern District of the Moravian Church.

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Moravian Camping Ministry brings faith and fun to summer

Fun in the woods. Songs of faith around a campfire. Spiritual formation amongst nature. Friendships formed and nurtured. A love of Jesus grown. In a word: “camp!” For many Moravians in the U.S. and Canada, these thoughts represent treasured memories of summers spent in one of the church’s camping ministry programs. Whether in the mountains […]

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Mid-States Camping Ministry impacting young lives

The mid-states camping program is alive and well in 2014! The first camp in the mid-states is Epworth Forest for our junior high age youth. The Rev. Jason Andersen will lead this year’s program, titled “Whom Shall I Fear?” Tar Hollow Sr/Post High camp will be July 20-26. The 2014 Tar Hollow program, “Who’s Got […]

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Laurel Ridge, a mountain place set apart

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Laurel Ridge is where many come to be closer to God and renew their spirits…where the sound of camp songs and children playing helps us clear our minds of all the clutter from the busy world we live in. At night after campfire you can see […]

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Counselors and volunteers vital to Western District camping ministry

As summer approaches, the planning for summer youth activities begins. And of course, a popular opportunity for children and young adults is summer church camp. Most of the camps for Moravian Churches in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota are held at Mt. Morris Camp and Conference facility. The exception is Camp Mindyy (youth who’ve finished […]

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Camp Van Es 2014 season rooted in unity

It is weird to think that another summer is about to be upon us. In some ways it feels like we just said goodbye to last year’s campers and now the excitement and anticipation for this year’s summer season is already starting to grow. Even though Alberta is known for its enduring winter season of […]

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Southern Province elects new Provincial Elders’ Conference, PEC president

At the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province held in early April in Black Mountain, N.C., delegates elected a new Provincial Elders’ Conference (PEC) and PEC president to lead the Province for the next four years. The Provincial Elders’ Conference for the Southern Province consists of three clergy and three lay people in […]

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Canadian cartographer creates map of Moravians around the world

In 2002 a University student from Good Shepherd Moravian Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada took on a large project of creating a map showing the influence of the Moravian Church around the world. The finished project hangs in our church and is often the focus of many visitors. It has also been a useful tool […]

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Letter To The Editor

In 2002 a University student from Good Shepherd Moravian Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada took on a large project of creating a map showing the influence of the Moravian Church around the world. The finished project hangs in our church and is often the focus of many visitors. It has also been a useful tool […]

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Ponderings: Going to Camp? I’m jealous!

When our May issue rolls around every year, I get jealous. Not the mean, green kind of jealousy that can be harmful. More of a, “man, I wish I had that when I was a kid!” kind of envy of today’s Moravian youth. You see, across the Northern and Southern Provinces, kids have a unique […]

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Official Provincial Elders News, May 2014

Moravian Music Sunday, May 18, 2014 The fifth Sunday of Easter, May 18, 2014, has been designated as Moravian Music Sunday. The purpose of this observance is to help all congregations become more familiar with our rich heritage of Moravian music. Music is an expression of faith, and thus continuing creativity is to be encouraged. […]

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Obituary: The Rev. John Case

Brother John H. Case died in Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 1, 2014, at age 83 years. Born November 9, 1930 in New York City, N.Y, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Case. Brother Case graduated from Towson State University, Towson, Md. in 1972, received an M. Div. from Lancaster Theological Seminary in […]

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Obituary: The Rev. Dr. Claude A. Knight

Brother Claude A. Knight died in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 4, 2014, at age 77. Born February 14, 1937 in St. Ann, Jamaica he was the son of Hosea and Dorothy (Hay) Knight. Brother Knight graduated from United Theological College of West Indies in 1966. He received an S.T.M. from Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, […]

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Obituary: Mrs. Robert J. Gohdes

Sister Cynthia A. (Geiman) Gohdes died in Minneapolis, Minn., February 19, 2014 at the age of 74. She was born August 1, 1939 at Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of Hershel and Mary (Thorpe) Geiman. Sister Gohdes graduated from Moravian College in 1961. She was united in marriage to Brother Robert J. Gohdes on August 26, […]

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Moravian Northwest Fellowship: Connecting, worshiping and sharing God’s message

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 This is the message the world hungers for and needs to hear, and the Moravian Northwest Fellowship in Seattle, Washington is spreading God’s Word to people all around […]

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Community outreach in Edmonton area offers a Common Ground

Exciting things are happening in the Edmonton area community of Sherwood Park, Alberta all thanks to the efforts of Rev. Dr. Eileen Lennon Edwards and Rev. Ian Edwards. Called to be pastors at Good News Moravian Church, they are also the driving forces of the Common Ground Community Cafe. Earlier this year, Sherwood Park saw […]

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The Moravian Magazine May 2012

Open publication – Free publishing – More moravian camps On the cover: A view from “on the mountain” at Laurel Ridge, N.C.

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Current Issue

  On the cover: Forsythia flowers herald the coming of Spring to Laurel Ridge. Photo by Mike Riess

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Moravian Magazine May 2013

  Open publication – Free publishing – More camp hope   On the cover: Laurel Ridge Senior High Campers make the most of a rainy day. Photo by Lynn Davis.

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Young adults study the importance of their faith at Wisconsin retreat

052013wdretreatintroI always get excited driving to Mt. Morris in Wautoma, Wis.; not just because of the beauty Mt. Morris has to offer but because of the people I am going to meet upon my arrival. The weekend of March 1-3, 2013 was no different.

I traveled west on Hwy 21 from Oshkosh, Wis. with a car full of four young adults. As we got further from the cities and closer to Mt. Morris I started to feel my excitement building. I thought about the laughter to be had, the songs to be sung and the inside jokes that only this special group will understand and fully appreciate.

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Palmyra Moravian celebrates sesquicentennial

052013palmyralogoThe brothers and sisters of the Palmyra Moravian Church rejoice as we celebrate our 150th Anniversary on May 17, 2013. Our mission statement: “Grow in Faith, Live in Love, Share the Hope, as we Journey with Jesus” will guide us as we continue to serve the Lord through the ministry of our congregation.

 

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A different way to spend Spring Break: college-age mission trips

052013simissionintroSome of my memorable ministry experiences working with youth and adults have come from short term mission trips. As I began my position as the Director of Youth, College and Young Adult Ministries in the Southern Province, I wanted to see if there was any interest among our college students for a Spring Break trip to Staten Island to help victims of Hurricane Sandy and to see New York City. Two trips were offered the first two weeks of March, and thirteen college age young adults answered the call to serve. Here are some of their experiences:

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Moravian Bishop Kay Ward pens Bible Study for Lutheran magazine Gather

052013kaywardintroMoravian Bishop Kay Ward will share her faith and wisdom with sisters from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as she hosts a nine-month Bible study event on the pages of Gather magazine.

Gather is the magazine of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and the Rt. Rev. Ward is author of the Bible study, “In Good Company: Stories of Biblical Women,” which will run in the magazine from September 2013 through May 2014.

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