Prayer Day for Children
On a Sunday in October, congregations of the Northern and Southern Provinces are invited to join with thousands of other congregations across the nation in the thirteenth annual national observance of Children’s Sabbath. Endorsement of the Children’s Sabbath was made by the Provincial Elders’ Conferences in January 1994.
Prayer Day for World Mission,
October 12, 2014
The second Sunday in October has been designated as a special Day of Prayer for World Mission. Pray for the ministries in our Partner Provinces—Alaska, Guyana, Eastern West Indies, Honduras, the Honduras Mission Province, Labrador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Western Tanzania; our mission areas in Peru, Sierra Leone and Cuba; and for wisdom and guidance for our Worldwide Unity. May God hold us together in celebration of our wonderful diversity, and may God persist in revealing to us where the church in North America and throughout the world is called to mission, both locally and globally, that God’s love may be known by all.
For specific information for your prayers about these and other new and continuing ministries, please see the BWM website, www.moravianmission.org.
Prayer Day for Peace with Justice and Freedom, October 19, 2014
The third Sunday in October is designated as a Day of Prayer for Peace with Justice and Freedom.
Sister Christie Melby-Gibbons, who has been serving as pastor at Downey Moravian Church, Downey, Calif., has accepted a call to Provincial Service to explore, develop and provide leadership to an Emerging Ministry in the Northern Province. Sister Melby-Gibbons began her new work September 23, 2014.
Sister Vicki Jens-Page, presently serving as pastor for Morongo Moravian Church, Banning, Calif., will be consecrated a presbyter of the Moravian Church on March 1, 2015. Bishop Kay Ward will officiate at the service, which will be held at the Morongo Moravian Church.
Elizabeth D. Miller
Provincial Elders’ Conference
From the October 2014 Moravian Magazine