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The Book of Acts Bible Study

You’re invited (men and women) to a Bible Study on October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5 at 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m., your choice.

We will be studying the first seven chapters in the book of Acts. Mary Ruth McRae and I are so excited to bring this study to you. As part of this study, we will see our resurrected Jesus with His disciples giving them their last instructions, study the birth and growth of the early church and learn who was named to replace Judas. We will also be studying the Holy Spirit coming at Pentecost.

We hope to see you in October, you only need to bring your bible. If you have questions just give me a call – Grace Shutt – 336-408-4969

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October Funtastics

On October 11, the Funtastics will visit Victory Junction in Randleman, NC. Victory Junction is a Summer camp developed by the Petty family for children with fatal, or serious health problems. The goal of the camp is to get the children to forget about, for a week, their health conditions and just be kids. They do this through a wide variety of activities which include bowling, acting, archery and even repelling. There is much more, and they are extremely successful in obtaining their goal.

After our tour, we will have lunch at the Main Street South Steak House.

The bus will leave the church at 9:15 a.m. Register your attendance with the Church office by October 8.

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The Advent Class is offering a safe and secure shred event on Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Only $5 per box!

Enter from Kilpatrick Street and drive thru; they will unload and you don’t even have to get out of your car!

Proceeds benefit outreach ministries of the Moravian Church.

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After eight years of offering monthly church and community-wide lunches through Open Door, the group voted to change the events from monthly to quarterly.

Join us as we open a new door on Open Door Ministry on Wednesday, September 5 at 11:30 a.m.

We’ll be featuring South Fork Elementary School, and will learn how we can be good neighbors to the children and staff there.

 

 

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“Be still my soul: the Lord is on your side.

Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;

leave to your God to order and provide;

in every change God faithful will remain.

Be still my soul: your best your heav’nly friend

through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

 

For over 172 years of ministry and service, the Lord has been on our side at New Philadelphia Moravian Church. God has been faithful to us through many changes. As a congregation we are facing another change with the retirement of Rev. Dr. Worth Green after 30 years of faithful and fruitful ministry. While it is hard to imagine what our congregation will be like without his leadership and presence, God will provide us with all that we need to continue the good work He has begun among us. 

As we enter into this season of transition, the Joint Board has decided to bring in a transitional pastor to help our congregation as we prepare for the future of our ministry as New Philadelphia Moravian Church. We plan to have our transitional pastor in place after Worth’s last Sunday and anticipate this work to last about a year.

Though change can bring uncertainty, let us maintain our unshakable hope and confidence in our God and in each other. God will guide our future as he has our past.

 

“Be still my soul: your God will undertake to guide the future as in ages past.

 Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;

all now mysterious shall be bright at last.

Be still my soul: the waves and winds still know

the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below.”

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About this Class:

Drs. John and Julie Gottman have revolutionized the study of marriage. After four decades of research on all facets of relationships, the Gottman Institute has developed an approach that not only supports and repairs troubled marriages, but strengthens happy ones. This marital enrichment series is designed to help improve marriages by helping couples learn how to navigate difficult life stressors through increased positive coping and communication skills. John and Julie Gottman believe greatly in marriage but not just marriage, A GREAT MARRIAGE.

Benefits of Participation in this Class or Getaway:

  • Provides structure, motivation, and accountability to work through materials found in 7 Principles
  • It is encouraging to be with other couples who are also working on improving their relationships.
  • It is lighthearted and less threatening than therapy, but may also be a bridge to therapy if needed.
  • Helps couples articulate goals, expectations, and time frames for working on their relationship in a positive
  • Encourages both partners to work on the relationship rather than one partner reading the book
  • A great resource for couples to learn/develop skills that will enrich their relationship through a

The Seven Principles Program is appropriate for:

  • Couples contemplating engagement
  • Pre-marital couples
  • Newlyweds
  • Couples married for decades
  • Couples looking to expand the communication skills

 

The Seven Principles Program is Inappropriate for:

  • Couples in severe relationship distress
  • Significant emotional or physical abuse
  • Mental health problems
  • Relationships where one or both partners are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other compulsive

Should you be interested in this work, but are dealing with any of these issues, a trained mental health provider can be recommended who specializes in the Gottman method.

 

About the Trainer:

Kevin Hampton LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of clinical practice. He received his Bachelors in Psychology and Religious studies form UCLA and his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, and has worked with a variety of patient populations including children, adults, families and couples.

Kevin is a Level II certified Gottman Therapist as well as Seven Principles Certified Leader. He currently works in his own private practice in Winston Salem with couples and families, helping navigate a variety of issues with the ultimate goal of creating stronger, happier, healthier relationships.

 

Register for the New Philadelphia Moravian Church Marriage Retreat

Friday, October 5  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 6  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration is limited, so save your spots now! 

Cost is $60/couple which covers the retreat and all materials.

Register by contacting Evie Blum (evie@newphilly.org).

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