Sunday, September 17th was the annual Moravian Day of Service, and we are amazed by the work that congregations throughout the Northern and Southern Provinces accomplished in service to their communities and the world.
Several congregations supported our Blessings Flow clean water project by assembling filters that will eventually make their way to families in Honduras. Between the Edgeboro, Palmyra, Lititz, New Hope, Union Cross, and New Beginnings congregations, enough filters were assembled to provide clean water to about four villages for at least ten years!
At New Beginnings Moravian Church, congregants aged 3-93 enjoyed the filter assembly project, especially preparing “love notes” to go along with the filters to their final destinations – homes in the La Mosquitia region of Honduras. One member of the congregation even helped others write their notes in Spanish.
Members of the Palmyra Moravian congregation were led in this project by a young member of their congregation who had previously participated at Camp Hope’s senior high camp and was excited to share what she knew about the Blessings Flow project and the filter assembly process.
Lititz Moravian Church included a filter presentation during their worship service by sharing the assembly project as their children’s moment. The young Moravians gathered at the front of the church read the assembly instructions and worked together to complete the project.
Several other congregations will be assembling filters at upcoming Day of Service events, mission festivals, and more. Thank you!!
In addition to this project, we give thanks for those who organized food drives (Hope and Home), bagged meals and cold weather kits for our unhoused neighbors (Trinity), wrote encouraging letters and notes to community members (Come & Worship, Christian Faith, Palmer, Edgeboro, and Trinity), held bake sales to support local ministries like Essentials Cafe (Palmer), created new community spaces (You Belong), and SO MUCH MORE (we know this list is far from complete!).
At You Belong in Green Bay, WI, volunteers constructed, painted, and cleaned an “Adventure Zone,” which will serve as a fun community gathering space for people of all abilities!
Do you have a story to tell about your Day of Service? Please reach out to our Director of Communications, Sylvie Hauser, at [email protected]. We would love to see your photos and hear the good news of how your congregation served your neighbors on this Moravian Day of Service.