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.
“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.”
Rain or Shine!
Join us for some fun, Friday, October 26 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Food Trucks – Trunk or Treat – Fun and Games
If it’s raining, we’ll simply be inside the church – come in the back way behind the church near the picnic/playground area.
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On Sunday, October 21 at 5 p.m. we gather in the Fellowship Hall for our annual Congregational Council meeting.
Nominees for board members are…
Elders: Dan Franklin, Denise Hunt, Franklin Nifong, Grace Shutt, Lisa Sutcliffe;
Trustees: Bill Byrd, Constance Linville, Tina McSwain, David Stanfield, Miranda Vaden, Earl Wall, Becky Ward;
Council Secretary: OPEN.
The Votes are In:
Elected to the Board of Elders: Grace Shutt, Franklin Nifong, Jack Shore
Elected to the Board of Trustees: Bill Byrd, Constance Linville, Earl Wall, Becky Ward
2019 Council Secretary: Emily McNeill
Thank you to those whose service is ending this year – your time and talent as a board member was greatly appreciated: Judy Cline, Mitzi Dease, Joe Jarvis, Beth Byrd, Mike Johnson, Tim Ward, Paul Williams
On Thursday, November 8, the Funtastics will drive through the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chateau Morrisette Winery. The trip up will enable us to view the Fall colors in their peak.
After we tour the winery, there will be time to purchase wine, visit the tasting or just browse around the gift and wine shop. The tasting is optional and there is a $10 fee. We will have lunch in the winery’s restaurant. The bus will leave the church at 9 a.m.
Register your attendance with the Church office by November 5.