Welcome Daniel Godfrey!
New Philadephia Moravian Church is excited to announce the hiring of Daniel Godfrey as our Director of Youth Ministries. Daniel is working on his Master’s Degree from the Wake Forest School of Divinity with a focus on Youth Ministry. He is a graduate of Mars Hill University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion, and a Minor in History.
Daniel will oversee our Youth Ministry programs at New Philadelphia, with a specific focus on leading our Senior High Youth Program and working with Erin Key to continue building our strong Middle High Youth Program.
“Daniel knows how to help our church reach the younger generations. I am looking forward to having him bring this awareness and knowledge to our youth ministry at New Philadelphia. I see Daniel as being the leader to build on our strong foundation of Youth Ministry at New Philadelphia, and make our church the ‘place to be’ for young people in Winston-Salem”, says Associate Pastor, Joe Moore.
Daniel grew up on a rural farm in Monroe, NC. His parents brought God’s love and guidance into their home at a young age through adopting two of his siblings from Liberia in West Africa, inviting foreign exchange students into their home, and providing their farm for community gardening. Daniel accepted Jesus as his savior when he was six years old, and promptly informed his Pastor that he was going to be a Pastor like him someday.
Daniel officially begins his ministry with New Philadelphia on June 10th. He says that “youth ministry is the lifeblood of the church. You can measure the energy of a church by the presence of young people in the community of the church. Youth ministry is the crucial work of empowering, loving, and supporting youth, which leads to a thriving church community.”
Please join us in welcoming Daniel and his wife Lily to New Philadelphia. Lily is a third grade teacher in Guilford County, and they will be moving to Clemmons in June.
The New Philly Farmers Market will be held every Thursday in July (excluding 7/4) and the first three weeks of August! We are excited to invite outside vendors to be apart of this market, as well as members of NPMC who grow or create their own product. We will have a variety of vendors as well as music and food trucks.
New Philadelphia Moravian Church
4440 Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15
Booth fees will be $10 per week or $40 for the entire market, paid through PayPal, cash or check.
There is no application fee.
Vendors will provide their own tent (if you choose to use one) and at least 20 lb. weights for each leg. Vendors will be set up outside.
Categories include but not limited to: produce, baked goods, food trucks, natural products, sewn crafts, pottery & jewelry.
Please no direct sales.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 4, 2019.
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.
Thank you, Denise, for the wonderful pictures taken during our Christmas Eve Lovefeast and Candle Services.
“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.”