Sunday, April 23rd was a historic day in the life of the church as Roots Moravian Church signed their charter and celebrated the installation of their pastoral team after the congregation voted to become Roots Moravian Church in February of this year.
During the service, T. C. Moore was received as a Deacon of the Moravian Church, with the Rt. Rev. Kay Ward presiding. T. C. was ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church and has transferred his credentials and been received into the ordained ministry of the Moravian Church.
Brother T. C. and his spouse Sister Osheta Moore were then installed as pastors of Roots Moravian Church. T. C. has accepted an appointment as pastor of Roots; Osheta has been installed as a Licensed Lay Pastor. Brother Bruce Nelson, President of the Western District Executive Board, and Sister Betsy Miller, President of the Provincial Elders’ Conference, participated in this service of installation and celebration.
The service also included a lovefeast with sugar cake, and special music provided by the Roots worship team. Osheta preached on the lectionary text for the week, 1 Peter 1:17-23, imagining what advice Peter might give to their congregation at this point in their journey together. The children of the congregation (“little misfits,” as they are affectionately called at Roots) were included in the celebration and in the signing of the charter, which featured fingerprints of the congregation’s youngest charter members.