The Moravian Church in Newfoundland and Labrador (MCNL) held their Synod earlier this month in Happy Valley – Goose Bay. The four congregations of the Province were each represented in the 11 delegates that were present along with Bishops Paul Graf and Chris Giesler, who joined by phone.
Sister Sarah Jensen was re-elected and will continue her leadership as chairperson of the Mission Province. Moving into the future, a goal in the church is to support lay leaders across the four congregations as well as to encourage the three church members who are currently on the path to ordination. The Synod also affirmed the energy present in the Hopedale Congregation, which has a successful Bible study, Youth Group, and Sunday school. We look forward to supporting the MCNL as they look to the future.
Pictured here are MCNL’s provincial board members. From left to right, they are Sarah Jensen from Hopedale, who serves as provincial board chairperson; Joan Dicker from Nain; Liz Evans-Mitchell from Makkovik; Judy Dicker from Hopedale; and Bertha Holeite from Happy Valley. MCNL is the only Moravian Province that has a provincial board made up entirely of women.