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There’s still time to register for the Living Health Workshop!

Living Healthy Workshop Put Life back in Your Life with a Living Healthy Workshop! If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, and/or depression, the no cost Living Healthy Workshop can help you take charge of your life. What you will learn: find ways to deal with pain and fatigue, explore ways to sleep better, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment and medication choices, learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. Spaces are limited and registration is required! The workshop takes place Thursdays, April 20-May 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. (Brought to you by the NPMC Connections Ministry – contact Clyde Manning 336-765-2331 ext 306 to register)

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New Philadelphia Moravian Church is seeking a full time Director of Christian Education. The Director of Christian Education (DCE) of New Philadelphia Moravian Church will guide the planning and execution of Christian Education programs through work with the pastors and the Christian Education Committee. The goal of this position is to provide meaningful educational programs such that all members of the congregation can better understand God’s will for the church and their own lives, feel supported in their growth in Christ, and use their own gifts in service to others.

The full job description is currently being updated and revised.

For more information contact Rev. Joe Moore at (336) 765-2331 or joe@newphilly.org.

New Philadelphia seeks to be a caring congregation, worshiping God, and encouraging one another to seek a closer relationship with Jesus Christ, as we follow the lead of the Holy Spirit in Service and in Mission.

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The Reverend Christy Clore, our Director of Christian Education, has accepted a call and a contract has been approved for her to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Reidsville, NC.  This is a designated intentional interim position, so she will be helping this congregation transition from their retiring pastor while helping them move through a period of discernment for their future ministry. Christy is not leaving the Moravian Church, she is serving “on loan” from the Southern Province to the Presbyterian Church. 

After feeling led to pursue training in transitional or intentional interim ministry, she has been seeking opportunities to serve as either an intentional interim or installed pastor.  As an ordained pastor, she was granted permission from the Provincial Elders Conference to seek opportunities in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations through our covenant partnership.  Just as many of you remember the Reverend Joel Long who served with us, a number of other Presbyterian pastors have served Moravian congregations.  Salem Presbytery is eager for the exchange to move the other direction and Christy brings collegial connections in both the transitional and educational ministries of both denominations to this relationship.

Christy’s last day serving the New Philadelphia congregation will be Sunday, February 19 and she will be delivering the sermon for the day.  We will also be celebrating our Preschool Program during the 11:10 Worship. She will begin her ministry with First Reidsville on Sunday, February 26 so that she may begin the Lenten season with them.

To thank Christy for her service to New Philadelphia, we will be having a reception in her honor during the Sunday School hour on Sunday, February 19. The reception will be in the Fellowship Hall.

If you would like to contribute to a love offering that we are collecting to give to Christy, you can send your contributions to the church office. Please indicate that it is designated for “Christy Clore Love Offering”

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Since 1957, as the Moravian Unity celebrated our 500th Anniversary, the Unity Prayer Watch has assured that prayer for the work and witness of our world-wide Moravian Church is being offered somewhere in the world 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The Prayer Watch is a renewal of the “hourly intercession”, begun in Herrnhut in 1727 which continued uninterrupted for 100 years.

New Philadelphia’s assigned date and time for the 2017 Prayer Watch is January 2 from 4:00 pm to midnight. Starting this Sunday (December 18) there will be a sign-up sheet in the Commons Area for our members to choose their time to be in intentional prayer on behalf of the worldwide Moravian Church. 

Please sign up for a 30 minute time to pray on January 2. We will share the list of suggested topics for prayer with those who sign up.

 

Blessings,

Pastor Joe

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