image-title

Alaska Bible Seminary 

Fundraising Salmon Dinner

 

Host: New Philadelphia Moravian Church, Missions Committee

Location: 4440 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Date/Time: Saturday March 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Cost: No Charge (a love offering will be collected)

You are invited to an Alaskan Salmon Dinner (Fresh Salmon directly from Alaska) at NPMC in support of the Alaska Bible Seminary. The Alaska Bible Seminary trains ministers for the Alaska Province.  Ed Dehnert, Dean of the Seminary, will provide an update and introduce a student at the seminary. Please RSVP to Sheila Beaman at the Mission Office at 336-773-1732 or sbeaman@mcsp.org by March 4, 2019.

Read More
image-title

Fresh New Look, Now Needing a New Name!

Have you had an opportunity to check out the newly renovated “Ladies Parlor” off the Commons-Area? After 30 years, this room needed a makeover, not only in its furnishings and decor, but also in how it functions in our church. The new look of the room was chosen specifically to reflect how the room is used today and how it will be used in the future. These uses include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

• After-Service Visitor Coffees
• Small Gatherings/Receptions
• Lovefeast Diener Preparations
• Ladies Tea
• Between Worship Service Fellowship
• Committee Meetings
• Bible Studies
• Family Funeral Gathering
• Brides/Bridesmaids Dressing
• Alternative Space to View Worship Service

With all these activities, this room has now become a “church-wide” space (versus in the past more of “women’s meeting space”), and as such needs a name that reflects better how it is used and functions in our church.

The Connections Committee would love your help in naming the new space! If you have a suggestion or thought around a new, visitor friendly, easy to remember name for our fresh new space, please let us know; associating the name with Moravian heritage is an idea but not required. We want the new name to be one folks (even those who are not Moravian) can quickly recall!

There will be a box for your suggestions located in the room or you can submit your suggestion HERE. We look forward to your input and thought! Suggestions will be accepted through January 20th and the new name will be announced on January 27th.

Read More
image-title

Stewardship 2019
 

“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heav’nly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”

 

Our Stewardship emphasis for 2019 has focused on the many ways that God has shared His blessings with us – with us as individuals and families, as well as with us as the church family of New Philadelphia Moravian. As we sing in worship, all blessings flow from God to us, and from us to the world.

During our Stewardship Sundays this month, we have shared the ways we serve like Jesus, love like Jesus, and live like Jesus as we seek to share God’s blessings with each other and with the world.
 
Our Stewardship Brochure we distributed is a celebration of the ministry and service of New Philadelphia Moravian Church. It shows how we allow God’s blessings to flow from us into the world. It is a reminder of all that we do together. And it is a call to a new commitment to the ministry, service, and fellowship of this congregation. God is doing great things among us and through us and God needs our commitment to allow His work to thrive and His love to be made known.
 
During the past two weeks of Stewardship, we hope you have prayerfully sought His guidance in how you may support the work of the Church. In your Sunday, November 18 bulletin, you will find a 2019 Pledge Card; all families are encouraged to fill out their card and together, bring it to the front of the church during the playing of the last hymn.

If by chance you are unable to attend worship this Sunday and would like to receive a Pledge Card, please contact the church office at 336.765.2331; though we do hope to see you in church!

“May all that we do and say and live be a witness, be a prayer, and be a celebration.” 

Read More
image-title

Dear Friends:

I count myself blessed to have served this church for more than thirty years. When I consider my time here, I am reminded of Psalm 16. I am particularly fond of verse 3 which declares, “As for the saints in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight,” and of verse 6 which declares, “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.”

It was reported to me that a visitor to our Farmer’s Market said, “I think I have stumbled into a Hallmark Movie.”  Had I heard her, I would have responded, “Yes, we are a Hallmark congregation, for we know that when God sent us his son, God cared enough to send the very best.”  How does the author of the 4th gospel put it: “The law was given through Moses,” but we have all received “wave after wave of grace in Jesus Christ.” Most of us agree that grace is all we want, and all we want to give.

Despite my pleasure in your company, the time has come for me to close a long chapter and retire from this pastorate. I will do that on Sunday, October 28th, 2018. This congregation will face new challenges, but with every challenge, there is an opportunity, and I believe that your best days are ahead. 

Why am I leaving? There are a number of reasons: 1) I am leaving because I am 69, and I am confident that this is the right time for me.  2) I am leaving because I want to spend time with my wife, Elayne, and we want to spend more time with our children and grandchildren.  3) I am leaving because I want to be responsive to the needs of my mother, Henrietta, who suffers from dementia and is making the long good-by and awaits promotion to the higher service. Her illness is one of the most challenging things Elayne and I have ever faced. Finally, I am leaving because all these things—and many others besides, point to my leaving as the will of God. Though I will miss being your pastor, I look forward to new freedom in a new chapter of life. Whatever I do, I hope to do the work of a witness.

After my departure, you will have an interim to help guide you into the future. However, I still have almost three months left to set the stage for the better days that are coming. In three decades here, we have learned a few things from our successes and failures. We have a lot to talk about. If you care about your church, please make every effort to be in attendance. I would count it as a personal favor. It will certainly impress those pastors who are already starting to contemplate what it might be like to serve here with you.

Blessings,

Worth Green

Senior Pastor

Read More
image-title

Funtastics

August Event

On August 23, the Funtastics will be given a tour of the Moravian Music Foundation. The Foundation houses over 10,000 music manuscripts and early printed editions which represents a great diversity in music style and sources spanning hundreds of years. The Funtastics will have an opportunity to visit the vault at the Foundation and view some treasures there, including a copy of the first edition of the Star-Spangled Banner, and the only known hand-copied manuscript of works by one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sons. After our tour we have lunch at the Five Points Restaurant. The bus will leave the at 10 a.m. Register your attendance with the Church office by August 20.

Read More