The Moravian Church has experienced spiritual renewal and strength through a covenant of prayer. In 1727, the church in Herrnhut, Germany, covenanted for an “Hourly Intercession” which continued for one hundred years with a great blessing to the entire Moravian Church. The Unity Prayer Watch established in 1957 (the quincentenary of the Unitas Fratrum) has continued to bless us. The 1988 Unity Synod affirmed the importance of this experience for the worldwide Moravian Church.
Under the schedule adopted by the 2009 Unity Synod, Dec. 1–31 is assigned to the Northern Province and Jan. 1–18 to the Southern Province. Each Provincial Board will supply assignment of specific dates to individual congregations, with suggestions for prayer topics.
Prayer Day for the Bible Societies, November 22, 2015
On Sunday, November 22, we will join with churches of many other denominations in emphasizing the importance of the Bible. Our church is part of the American and Canadian Bible Societies, which do much to publish and distribute the Word of God.
World AIDS Day, December 1, 2015
The Synods of 2006 resolved to recognize World AIDS Day on December 1 and proclaim it as a day of commemoration and prayer by our Moravian churches. Congregations are encouraged to schedule an AIDS Awareness Day and to find a way to support an AIDS ministry focusing on areas of education, prevention and ministering to caregivers, orphans and those living with HIV.
Prayer Day for Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, November 22, 2015
On Sunday, November 22, congregations of the Northern Province are asked to remember in prayer all who share in the important work of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary. Let us pray for the administration, the faculty and the students.
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Brother Dennis Rohn has accepted an appointment to serve as part-time pastor for Schoenbrunn Moravian Church, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Brother Rohn began his work September 1, 2015.
Brother Kurt Liebenow, who has been serving as pastor at Christian Faith Moravian Church, DeForest, Wis., has accepted the call to serve as pastor for Watertown Moravian Church, Watertown, Wis. Brother Liebenow will be installed into his new work Nov. 22, 2015.
St. Michael, Minnesota
The Emerging Ministry known as Safe Harbor Church in St. Michael, Minn. became Safe Harbor Moravian Fellowship effective Oct. 5, 2015.
Due to declining membership and in accordance with ¶1019 of The Book of Order, Rudolph Moravian Church, Rudolph, Wis., closed as of Oct. 31, 2015. A final service of worship and thanksgiving was held Oct. 25, 2015.
Elizabeth D. Miller, Provincial Elders’ Conference
From the November 2015 Moravian Magazine