Moravian Magazine Back Issues: 2014

December 2014

In this issue: The Adamson Forum, growing up Moravian in the former East Germany, A Year in Nepal, an 18th Century Christmas and more!

  • Moravians gather to discuss money and ministry
  • Lectures discuss Moravians’ balance of economics and religion
  • Christmas at the Bethlehem Boarding School for Girls
  • Feed My Sheep: Sunnyside Ministry is working at it…
  • Northern, Southern Province PECs meet to share best practices
  • Living as a Christian and a Moravian in the former East Germany
  • What does it take to spend a year in Nepal?
  • Am I my brother’s keeper? A personal reflection on Ferguson
  • Ponderings: Picturing Advent and Christmas
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Earl R. Shay, Mrs. James C. Hughes
  • Index to the Moravian Magazine, 2014

November 2014

In this issue: Maintaining the Unity in a diverse world; Moravian Youth stand tall; Blessings in Tanzania; Ecumenical efforts; and more!

  • God shines on the Moravians
  • Lecture addresses challenge of maintaining Unity in a diverse world
  • Unity Lodge Grand Opening at Van-Es
  • Laurel Ridge offers a Moravian Mountain Christmas
  • Moravian Youth “Give their all and stand tall” at 2014 Youth Rally
  • Get ready for the Moravian Young Adult Convo this summer!
  • Moravian-United Methodist Dialogue Team moving forward with full communion
  • Blessings in Tanzania: Walking hand-in-hand in mission
  • Pastors recommit through Cup of Covenant
  • Blessed to Be a Blessing: Board of World Mission Gifts of Change
  • Statistics of the Moravian Church Northern & Southern Provinces
  • Ponderings: Seeing the Moravian world through many lenses
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News

October 2014

In this issue: $100 million for more ministry; selling a church to enhance a ministry; the making of the Daily Texts; Mt. Morris celebrates 50 years; congregational happenings; and more!

  • Investing Where We Believe: $100 million for more ministry
  • Lancaster Moravian—selling the church to enhance its ministry
  • Rudolph Moravian congregation loses church to fire
  • London Moravian Church to mark 125th anniversary
  • First annual Children’s Festival and Lovefeast: a day of covenanting and prayer for children
  • The unexpected gifts in life
  • Guidebook charts steps of Lehigh Valley Moravians
  • Behind the scenes: The making of the Moravian Daily Texts
  • Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center celebrates 50 years!
  • “Something Beautiful for God” The 2014 Plus 50 retreat
  • Moravian Women’s Conference coming Summer 2015
  • Ponderings: Gearing up for a busy autumn
  • A Conquering Lamb for little hands to hold
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News

September 2014

In this issue: Moravian Youth in Cuba, the E-mail Band, From Wisconsin to Nicaragua and more!

  • Old Moravian tradition + 21st technology = a very effective ministry
  • Camp from Wisconsin to Nicaragua…and back
  • Special Feature: Basking in the SON: An adventure to the Moravian Church in Cuba
  • Surgical Care in Sikonge
  • Faith Gifts help make more ministry possible
  • Bethlehem welcomes Moravian scholars and musicians for conference
  • New Beginnings to drive benefit for tornado relief
  • Ponderings: Lighting the fire at Laurel Ridge
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituary: The Rev. Dr. Douglas W. Caldwell

July/August 2014

Coverage from the 2014 Northern Province Synod, Moravian Theological Seminary graduates, thoughts on capital campaigns and more!

  • Covenanting with Hand and Heart: the 2014 Northern Province Synod
  • Prayer shawls wrap Synod delegates with love
  • Synod delegates approve broad range of resolutions
  • Northern Province Synod makes difficult decision with open hearts
  • Letter to the Northern Province
  • Stewardship, societal issues and Synod
  • Moravian Theological Seminary Celebrates 2014 Commencement
  • Don’t be shy when it comes to capital campaigns
  • Palmer Moravian says, “Don’t Just Go to Church—Be The Church”
  • Ponderings: Experiencing the Holy Spirit at Synod
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituaries: Carolyn Adams Griffin, Mrs. Raymond E. Schultz, The Rev. Kenneth W. Nowack

June 2014

Coverage from the 2014 Southern Province Synod, a small church with big results, and more!

  • Southern Province delegates approve broad range of resolutions
  • Synod delegates discern a vision for the future
  • Recognizing the undefinable: Establishing Manna Ministries
  • Synod resolution affirms spiritual solidarity with Honduras
  • Synod resolution results in Board of World Mission constitution revisions
  • Moravian polity at work—the (non) election of a Bishop
  • Ecumenical partners share thoughts on Southern Province Synod
  • Knitters’ work gives Synod more “heart”
  • A small congregation doing big things with clothing distribution effort
  • Canaan pastor comes “full circle” with birth of her son
  • Ponderings: A walk helps fill the blank screen
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituary: Mrs. Edwin A. Sawyer

May 2014

This issue includes our annual Camping Ministries Special Feature, along with news from the Southern Province 2014 Synod, Coffee and Community in Canada, and more!

  • Moravian Camping Ministry brings faith and fun to summer
  • Camp Van Es 2014 season rooted in unity
  • Laurel Ridge, a mountain place set apart
  • Counselors and volunteers vital to Western District camping ministry
  • Mid-States Camping Ministry impacting young lives
  • New Specialty Camp and events for Camp Hope
  • Southern Province elects new Provincial Elders’ Conference, PEC president
  • The Southern Province in 2014: excerpts from the State of the Church Address to the Synod of 2014
  • Community outreach in Edmonton area offers a Common Ground
  • Moravian Northwest fellowship creates a way for connection, worship and sharing God’s message
  • Canadian cartographer creates map of Moravians around the world
  • Ponderings: Going to camp? I’m jealous!
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Robert J. Gohdes, The Rev. John Case, The Rev. Dr. Claude A. Knight
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News

April 2014

This issue includes the Board of World Mission Annual Report, plus stories of full communion, industrious Moravians and more!

  • Sustainable Mission: 2013 Board of World Mission Annual Report
  • Two Wilmington, N.C. churches illustrate meaning of full communion
  • First Moravian members writing biography of accomplished former pastor
  • Readings guide Moravians through Holy Week
  • Adopt-a-Village at nine years
  • Transformation in Maidstone, Jamaica
  • Ponderings: A book reprint gets me thinking spring
  • Book Review: Brethren by Jeremiah Pearson

March 2014

This issue features a special section on The Unity Women’s Desk, along with stories of Moravians making a difference around the world!

  • Realizing a dream of helping women around the world
  • …on being a Unity Women’s Desk Advisory Board Member
  • Making a difference—one woman and girl at a time
  • Sewing the remnants together
  • Education effort focuses on eradicating violence against women
  • Women share stories of hope, stories of power at Florida retreat
  • UWD Scholarships to be awarded in the Northern and Southern Provinces
  • Witnessing steps toward reconciliation in Honduras
  • An African village dedicates its new school
  • Jesus Still Lead On: 2014 Southern Province Synod
  • Youth Leadership Seminar 2014 invites attendees to “Serve the Youth of Today”
  • Ponderings
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituary: Mrs. Bobbie Jean Brown May

January/February 2014

In this issue: Understanding the Essentials, a preview of the 2014 Northern Province Synod, the Polly Heckewelder doll and more!

  • York Pa. church demonstrates faith through fellowship by helping those in need
  • RCC event illustrates faith in action
  • In Essentials, Unity: Understanding the essential things
  • 2014 Northern Province Synod: Bringing Moravians together to lead for the future
  • New position brings new possibilities for Board of World Mission efforts
  • Polly Heckewelder: A history-making doll still making history
  • New Ministries Foundation website: A tool to help ministries you care about
  • 12th Moravian Women’s Conference registration underway
  • Digital Daily Texts ready for popular tablets
  • Ponderings: Sunset offers hope for an exciting tomorrow
  • Official Provincial Elders’ News
  • Obituary: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Arthur J. Freeman