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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, August 18 — Psalm 101
Judges 1:17–2:23; Luke 18:18–30

Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord. Joshua 24:16

Keep your roots deep in Christ Jesus, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7 (GNT)

Father, as we learn more about your marvelous works in our daily lives, we grow in deeper relationship with you. We are grateful you give us many opportunities to grow closer to you every day. Amen.

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