600 Years of Moravian History in 3 Days

A Seminary in the South Learning Intensive at Higgins Lodge with Craig Atwood

November 3-6, 2019


Moravian Theological Seminary and Laurel Ridge are co-sponsoring 600 Years of Moravian History in 3 Days, a Seminary in the South learning retreat for laity and clergy.  All life-long learners are invited to share this new event on the Higgins Lodge calendar welcoming Dr. Craig Atwood.  For about ten years, Craig has inspired many students through his courses in Moravian theology and history at Moravian Theological Seminary.   

This concentrated overview is for anyone desiring a greater understanding of the history and heritage in which our Moravian theology and tradition are grounded.  The Provincial Elders’ Conference is endorsing this event with generous financial support from the Bishop W. Herbert Spaugh Ministerial Education Fund.  Bishop Sam Gray will serve as the retreat’s worship leader.  In the fall of 2018, Craig and Sam offered a similar event to Moravian sisters and brothers in Peru  The retreat begins with a Sunday night supper and ends with lunch on Wednesday. 


Cost for room and meals for the entire retreat:

Single Occupancy    $205

Double Occupancy  $150


For more information or to register, contact Laurel Ridge at 1 (888) 831-5922.   Salem Wing rooms will be assigned to participants registering first, except for those requesting the Bishops Wing. 

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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.

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Bible Study – Book of Acts

You are invited to a Bible Study on the Book of Acts starting January 28, morning class is at 10:30 a.m. and an evening class at 6:30 p.m. Bring your bibles, we will be starting on chapter 8. Mary Ruth McRae and Grace Shutt are excited to bring you this study. Let us have eyes to see and ears to hear what our Lord has in store for each of us.  

Morning class – Banquet Room, Evening class – Library.

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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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