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A joint venture between the Open Door Lunch and the New Friendship class was successfully completed August 20 with the delivery to South Fork Elementary School of sixty book bags filled with school supplies. The Open Door Lunch outreach ministry raised $695 to purchase school supplies to fill the sixty book bags purchased by the New Friendship Class.  Many of you also donated supplies.

New Friendship class members spent two fun filled days, counting, shopping, and filling the bags.  Special thanks go to David and Chris Stanfield’s grandchildren, Jacob and Natalie, who kept the adults organized and focused.  We even have some money left over so we are going to purchase some items in bulk for the teachers at South Fork. This project is such a gift to families who don’t have the means to purchase so many supplies.

Ms. Terry Murphy, (pictured above) Home/School Coordinator at South Fork, was “…delighted to accept sixty filled book bags. We will give them to students who need the help.  Our school appreciates all that New Philadelphia Moravian does for the students and staff at our school. This is great. Thank you.”

At New Philadelphia we know that serving our community is truly a Christian privilege.

 

This article can also be read in our September newsletter; more pictures will be posted with the article at that time.

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At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday a number of individuals from New Philadelphia gathered at Sunnyside Ministry to present a check from the Moravian 5K Challenge in the amount of $6,800.48 cents. Br. Tommy Cole (Holding the Left Corner of the Check), director, was on hand to receive the check. Betsy Fraser (2nd from right), the head of the Race Committee made the presentation, accompanied by Kay Adams(Extreme Right), chair of the Moravian Festival, Tim Ward (Back Row Right), representing the board of Cooperative Ministries, David, Cindy (Extreme Left) and Riley Daggett (Kneeling), who worked the Race, David Stanfield (Back Row Left), the treasurer of the Moravian Festival Committee, and Drew Boyett (Holding the Right Corner of the Check) the winner of the Race.

The members of the New Philadelphia Moravian Church are justly proud of the many hours dedicated to this race by Betsy and the members of her committee. It is nice to think that a number of people will sleep warmer, and eat better over the next several months because of their efforts. A special thank-you goes out to all our race volunteers and especially race participants. As Br. David Daggett is heard to say, “Keep on moving!”

Photograph by Bill Ray III

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