Moravian Magazine Back Issues: 2013

December 2013

In this issue: the story behind the Beeswax Candle, Christmas in Alaska, celebrating a 400-year-old Bible and more!

  • Memories of Moravian Christmas on the Kuskokwim
  • The Beeswax Candle: A Moravian symbol of light and hope
  • A celebration of the Bible and ecumenism: the 400th anniversary of the Kralice Bible
  • Books offer deeper look into Moravian history
  • Call for Papers: Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History & Music
  • Songbook makes musical addition to services at Trinity
  • Small stiches make a big difference
  • A good time to look up
  • In Memoriam: The Rev. Brigitte Schloss (1927-2013)
  • Washington DC pastor shares why it’s the ministry that matters
  • Ponderings: A Tale of Two Coffees
  • Official Provincial Elders’ New
  • Clergy Emergency Assistance Fund
  • 2013 Index of The Moravian Magazine

November 2013

This issue features ideas for a 21st-century Choir System, preparations for the 2014 Southern Province Synod, travelling with the Unity Heritage Tour, and more!

  • Committee focuses on worldwide matters at meeting in Bethlehem
  • Tracing Moravian roots on the Unity Youth Heritage Tour 2013
  • Learning from our past: Ideas for a 21st-century choir system
  • Gathering prepares delegates for 2014 Synod
  • Board seeks God’s direction in Mission during fall retreat and meeting
  • Daggett Moravian “saddles up” for Cowboy Church celebration
  • Moravian Theological Seminary’s CROSSROADS program prepares lay leaders for congregational service
  • Hearing the stories behind the songs
  • What one man can do by following the Lord
  • Ponderings
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituary: The Rev. Leon H. Matthias
  • Statistics of the Moravian Church, Northern & Southern Provinces

October 2013

This month’s issue features stories on community outreach, visiting Moravians in Alaska, learning from missions, the Moravian Daily Texts, and more!

  • Ohio congregations join together for “Grace in the Valley”
  • Redeemer Ohio Community Garden plants seeds of outreach
  • Youth mission project produces a-maze-ing labyrinth for Christ Moravian
  • Salem Creek RCC reaches out to St. Philips’ neighborhood
  • Choosing a cover for the Daily Texts
  • Comenius Learning Series event explores Ancient Unity and Sermon on the Mount
  • Creating a Mission and Ministry Fund
  • Bethlehem Archives completes first phase of renovations
  • Travelers find warmth and hospitality among Alaskan Moravians
  • Mission team learns and grows while helping Alaskan Seminary
  • Ponderings: Sparking a sense of community
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituary: The Rev. Melvin R. Klokow

September 2013

This month’s issue features articles on the 24th Moravian Music Festival, Youth Convo 2013, ecumenical celebrations and more!

  • Moravian youth “get connected” at Convo 2013
  • The 12th Moravian Women’s Conference coming in 2015
  • Filling in the GAPS
  • Moravian Music Festival 2013
  • Festival Scholarship winners share thoughts, thanks for musical opportunity
  • Historic Lovefeast brings together ecumenical partners
  • Mission trip results in ecumenical partnership and communion
  • Knitting together for Synod 2014
  • Mission work on the home front: a remembrance of Francis Weber
  • Ponderings: One busy summer
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituaries: The Rev. Otto Dreydoppel, The Rev. Dr. Mary J. Matz

August 2013

In this issue: Moravian music around the world; Moravian Seminary commencement; bringing ministers together; Staten Island “thanks”; and more

  • Moravian Theological Seminary celebrates 2013 Commencement
  • Staten Island congregations send thanks for helping them help Sandy victims
  • New Beginnings blends mission with “Start your engines!”
  • A special project for a special season
  • Bläsertag 2013: Unity Brass Festival gathers horns from around the world
  • “But we’ve never sung that before!” Introducing a new song
  • Moravian clergy gather to learn, relax and refresh spirits
  • Crossroads: Stories at the Intersections highlights the power and spirit of stories
  • Spiritual Life Retreat demonstrates “Jesus-God With Us”
  • Ponderings
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituaries: The Rev. James O. Bruckart, The Rev. James L. Johnson

June/July 2013

In this issue, we feature Moravian Missions, the Latino Ministries Conference and a special section: the Moravian Board of World Mission Annual Report.

  • Global Leadership Summit brings together World Mission partners
  • Conference emphasizes growth, challenges of Latino Ministries
  • Moravian Ministries Foundation: Future perspective from historical inspiration
  • Lamb Ministry brings comfort
  • Ponderings: Recognizing the Spirit in changing times
  • Provincial Elders’ Conference News
  • Preparing the Soil: The Board of World Mission 2012 Annual Report

May 2013

In this issue, we feature our annual round-up of Moravian Camping Ministries in North America, plus stories of Moravian youth in action and more!

  • Building faith in the great outdoors
  • Laurel Ridge: The Southern Province’s jewel in the mountains
  • Why did I put that guitar in the car?
  • Camp Hope readies for busy season of Eastern District Camping
  • Camping in the Western District
  • Camping in Canada at Van-Es
  • Mid-States getting “Back to the Basics”
  • Camping brings California Moravians together
  • Moravian Bishop Kay Ward pens Bible study for Lutheran magazine Gather
  • A different way to spend Spring Break: college age mission trips
  • Young adults study the importance of their faith at Wisconsin retreat
  • Palmyra Moravian celebrates sesquicentennial
  • Ponderings: The park bench oasis
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News

April 2013

In this issue: Studying theology at Lay Seminary; reaching inactives; coordinating full communion; and more!

  • A ministry of Stewardship and Education to those less active or inactive
  • A Moravian Life begun at the kitchen sink
  • Moravian-Episcopal Coordinating Committee meets to strengthen full communion
  • Lay Seminary seeks to answer “Moravian Theology—what is it today?”
  • Sing…Play…Listen…at the 24th Moravian Music Festival!
  • Open House shares old Moravian traditions in a creative new way
  • Charlotte-area Moravian women share “Springs of Life”
  • Orphan Education in the Sikonge District
  • Organization honoring Moravian missionary plans bicycle trail and park system
  • Ponderings: Ordination uplifts a Sunday afternoon
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituary: The Rt. Rev. Milo A. Loppnow
  • Upcoming Events

March 2013

In this issue, we feature a Lenten reflection, the weekly Moravian connection, events for youth ministry, Moravians in mission and more!

  • Three Lenten Gifts by Bishop Kay Ward
  • Seminary offers Youth Ministry Weekend
  • Gearing up for Youth Convo 2013
  • Back to our Mission Area in Sierra Leone
  • A Canadian congregation helps build the faith in Nicaragua
  • Bulletin messages connect Moravians across North America
  • Provinces share guidelines for using copyrighted materials
  • Take a fresh look at Hope Center
  • Agency helps build a larger life for Northern Province congregations and agencies
  • Mt. Bethel, Virginia’s first Moravian church, celebrates its 160th anniversary
  • Bryon L. Grigsby named President of Moravian Theological Seminary
  • Ponderings: A cover for Lent
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News

January/February 2013

This month’s issue features stories of faith resources, Moravian travels, music and art, youth in action and much more!

  • Moravian Unity Board meets in Herrnhut
  • College-Age Retreat reveals “growing up is hard to do”
  • Moravian music strikes a chord with concert-goers in Greensboro, N.C.
  • Moravian Ministries Foundation helps Moravians “Invest Where You Believe”
  • On the road to Gininiga
  • Joy and lament at the Women’s Conference, Nzega, Tanzania
  • Shining in Cuba
  • Moravians in Cuba: A growing faith
  • “Daily Prayers for Moravians” offer inspiration and prayer on the web
  • Northern Province offers new Healthy Congregations resource
  • Moravian Archives expansion project helps prepare it for the next 35 years
  • New book brings archivist’s research and words to life
  • Ponderings: Sunrises and sunsets
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituary: The Rev. Dr. Cedric Sydney Rodney