Moravian Church in North America

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Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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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

052015camphopeavonLouise Snyder, a member of East Hills Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Pa., has been selling Avon products for almost 50 years. Her daughter, Karen, attended Hope Conference Center, first as a camper and then as a staff member. Louise wanted to join her daughter on camp staff, but serious allergies prevented her from being in a camp environment. So she came up with another way to help “Camp Hope.”

Since the late 1990s, Louise has organized an annual fund-raiser to benefit the camp. She recruits individuals to sell Avon in as many congregations as she can. The sellers turn their sales sheets and money collected over to Louise, who places the order and then divides it up for each congregation when it arrives. All of the profit from those sales, including Louise’s commission, is donated to the camp. Louise also offers prizes to the congregations with the top sales and to the individuals with the top sales amounts.

Each year, fifteen to twenty congregations take part in the event. In the 17 years that Louise has been organizing this fund-raiser, she has raised almost $70,000 to benefit Hope Conference Center. But she is not stopping. If you want to help Louise support Hope Conference Center, you can do it year-round. You can order through Louise’s website, louisesnyder.avonrepresentative.com, at any time during the year. Click on the “Contact me” button and then the “other” button to let her know that you want your order to benefit Hope Conference Center. Or you can order with Louise over the phone—call the camp office for contact information.

Quilting for Camp

052015camphopequiltSix quilters met at Hope Conference & Renewal Center in early October for the annual Quilt Camp, working together on a cross-stitched quilt top with an autumn theme which had been donated to the group.

The group is happy to accept leftover fabric, quilt tops, quilt pieces, or other materials which anyone does not want or cannot use. The quilters will use the materials to produce quilts, wall hangings and other materials, which they sell at periodic Round Robin events at various Moravian congregations and events. All proceeds from any sales go to Hope Conference Center.

Anyone interested in purchasing a completed quilt or in hosting a Round Robin sale should contact the camp office at hopecenter@camphope.org or call 908.459.4435. ■

Moravian Daily Texts

04/27/2017

Thursday, April 27 — Psalm 55:9–15

Job 32,33; 1 Corinthians 7:17–24

Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:18–19

Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree.” Luke 13:19

Through the gift of the amazing variety of seeds on earth, you feed our hunger, give us shelter and clothing, help us to wisely use our soil and give us beauty and pleasure. Through these gifts, you give us the ability to live, to grow, and to serve and be served by others. Give all people in this world, we pray, the seeds of hope and nourishment, and help us to do our part in serving others. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

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