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Connecting with Moravian Youth at Convo 2013

Convo 025Since 1957, Moravian Youth from across North America have been gathering for worship, learning, fellowship and building connections. Relationships forged at each of these gatherings are life changing and last forever.

A team of youth ministry representatives from both Provinces is gearing up for Convo 2013, set to take place June 30-July 6, 2013 at Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina. The theme of the week is “Let’s Connect at Convo 2013.” This Convo will be for youth who have completed grades 9 through 12.


“It is all about a relationship!” says the Rev. Joshua Viste, pastor at Millwoods Community Church in Edmonton, Alberta. “Convo is all about those special bonds that connect us with one another and with God. As people from across North America gather in North Carolina, we are bound to have a great time as we make new friends, and engage in a deeper walk of faith.

convoDSCN3520“I’ve long been a part of the summer church camp experience and took part in the 2007 Young Adult Convo to Europe; words cannot express the joy of gathering together with other Moravians to rekindle that very special relationship we hold with Jesus through our community.

“Mark your calendars, and start making your plans for Summer 2013, because you won’t want to miss Convo 2013; your planning committee has lots of fun planned, and a few surprises too. And remember, your friends are always welcome to attend too. See you there!”

The Convo 2013 planning committee includes Josh (who also leads the Northern Province Youth Ministry Task Force); the Rev. John G. Rights from New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem; Travis Kerslake from Radium Springs, B.C.; Amy Sue Walter from Lititz, Pa.; and Greg Behrend from Green Bay, Wis.

For more information regarding Convo 2013, visit the Convo website at

The Rev. Joshua Viste is pastor of Millwoods Community Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He also leads the Northern Province Youth Ministry Coordinating Task Force.


From the October 2012 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, October 21 — Psalm 119:49–56
Ezekiel 25:15–27:11; James 5:1–12

And now, O Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7

Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” Luke 8:48

Lord, we are able to face the obstacles of life because of hope in you and your peace that passes all human understanding. Help us in our times of trouble to wait patiently on you to show us the direction we ought to go or the path we need to take. Thank you for caring for us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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