Shining a light on LOVE! Thanks to our Moravian Stars!
Be the light. Be a Moravian Star. In a time when light can be hard to find, there are still plenty of our fellow humans out there shining light into dark places and fulfilling the scriptural command to love your neighbor as yourself. Let’s transform the world with love and be the light…
BCM is seeking nominations to honor those who are making a difference in their community through both small and big acts of kindness. Complete this brief form to nominate someone for this recognition. We will “star” the yards of those nominated to honor them for their generosity and love for their neighbor. Then, we will feature their good deeds on our social media channels and website. If you have any questions, please contact the BCM at [email protected].
Please complete this brief form below to nominate individuals and organizations for #BeMoravianStars! If you have images/videos you would like to include with your nominations, please upload them here.
Maggie Davis | New Philadelphia Moravian Church
Inspired by a youth mission trip to Alaska last year, Maggie started an organization called Friends of Tunt to support the people who live in Tuntutuliak. Maggie recognized that the people of Alaska have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused an already isolated community to become even more isolated and cut off from the world. The Friends of Tunt, under Maggie’s leadership and inspired by her passion to help others, are sending letters, friendship bracelets, craft supplies, clothing, and household items to let our brothers and sisters in Alaska know that they aren’t alone. To learn more about Friends of Tunt visit their website or Instagram account!
Ginni Baker | Calvary Moravian Church
Ginni has handmade hundreds and hundreds of cloth face masks for people in our community and given them away for free to anyone who needs or wants one. In addition to the masks she has given to the community, she has sewn special pink face masks for patients getting mammograms at the cancer center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Ginni lost both her mother and her sister to breast cancer and has honored them in a special way during this pandemic. To get her whole family involved, she has been teaching her four young kids to help her with the project by ironing and sewing, too. To learn more about Ginni’s mask-making endeavors read this article or visit The Inspired Thread.
A global pandemic hasn’t stopped Sunnyside Ministry, it has just moved their operation outside! Since March 16th, the day they moved outside, Sunnyside has distributed 76% more food than during the same period a year ago. Over 245,325 pounds of food in a four-month period. That is more food than Sunnyside distributed during the entire year of 2008. At their current pace, they will distribute well over 500,000 pounds of food this year.
Sunnyside has provided less financial assistance than a year ago, mostly due to the fact that utilities cannot be disconnected and property managers could not evict tenants due to non-payment. Even still, they have provided households with $56,586.73 in financial assistance during this period. All of that with only three people doing financial interviews, when before Sunnyside would have had close to 25 people volunteering each week to help with interviews. Click here for more information about Sunnyside and how you can help!