Moravian Church in North America

In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.

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

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Ruth Cole Burcaw named executive director, Southern Province Board of Cooperative Ministries

ruth1forwebRuth is a management professional with over 25 years of experience in administration, communications, and project management in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Ruth, a native of Winston-Salem, grew up attending many Moravian churches, including Konnoak Hills, Grace, Advent and Kernersville, while her parents, Hal and Joy Cole, served in parish ministry. After graduating in 1987 from Moravian College, Ruth served as Assistant to Mayor Martha S. Wood in Winston-Salem. She earned her Master’s in Public Affairs from UNC – Greensboro before starting Quantum Events, an event and association management firm, in 1998.

She has spent the past 14 years helping clients build more effective relationships with their employees and customers. Ruth and her husband, Chris, live in Lewisville, N.C., where they and their children, Jessy (19) and Jake (15), are active members of Unity Moravian Church. 

The Southern Province Board of Cooperative Ministries, created at the 2009 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, provides support to Moravian congregations and Regional Conferences of Churches to develop and maintain a high level of heatlh and growth. The BCM carries out the Moravian Church’s long commitment to education as an essential part of Christian witness and equips Moravians of all ages and situations in life for spiritual growth and Christian discipleship.  The BCM also continues the tradition of Moravian missions by providing resources to assist pastors and lay persons in bringing good news to the poor and hopeless, seeking out the lost, lonely and neglected in the Southeast and the wider world. 

Contact Ruth by calling the BCM office in Winston-Salem, N.C. at (336)722-8126, ext. 401 or by visiting the BCM website.

Moravian Daily Texts


Tuesday, June 19 — Psalm 78:1–8
Numbers 34; Luke 3:1–20

Who observes my ordinances, and follows my statutes; he shall not die for his father’s iniquity. Ezekiel 18:17

You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ. 1 Peter 1:18–19

God of action—we think we know it all. Forgive us such foolishness. Let us ponder your blood, for it is more precious than silver or gold; our children are listening to our words and watching what we do. Amen.

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