2016 Watch Word for the PWB

2016 Watch Word
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17 NRSV

Monday, June 12, 2017

Past Presidents Luncheon

Every so often, the PWB host an event for the past presidents of the Board. On Thursday, June 10 we enjoyed this time of fellowship with 10 past presidents. We (the current board) enjoyed seeing all of these smiling faces, women who are a blessing to the work of the Moravian Church.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Provincial Women's Board presents:
Serving and Sharing Newsletter
June 2017
“For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building. …For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 3: 9, 11
My Dear Sisters,
It has been a wonderful Spring! Easter Morn was fantastically beautiful! As Moravians we prepare ourselves by walking with Jesus again through our Holy Week Readings. We struggle; we pray, and then on Easter Morn we are able to say, “The Lord is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed!”! There was bright sun and beautiful flowers. Thank you dear ladies for adorning the graves of our loved ones in all of our God’s Acres.
And then the Spiritual Life Retreat !!!!!!!! What a blessing! Our own Sr. Carol Foltz tried to convince fifty-two sisters from 19 congregations of our province that we are “Saints” for the Lord as we discerned “Vocations for Everyone”. Using many scriptures from St. Paul’s writings we learned of the many gifts we have to share in our faith journey and our churches and communities. PLEASE plan to attend the retreat in 2018, April 27,28, 29. We have already begun to plan for this special time.
Our board will be honoring our past presidents of the PWB at a luncheon in June. Their leadership of this organization is greatly appreciated. Your leadership and involvement in your local congregation is greatly appreciated too. You do so much in the life of a congregation. Thank you!!! To God Be the Glory!

Attendees at the 2017 Spiritual Life Retreat

Thoughts about the Spiritual Life Retreat 2017
Once again a privilege and a blessing to be a part of the Spiritual Retreat at Laurel Ridge this year. I was joined by four other 'Sisters' from Hope Moravian . From our arrival, the greetings from others is always welcome....familiar faces- and some new ones. This began a weekend of laughter, tears, and a wealth of sharing...a 'hug' around every corner..pure Joy. We received such a blessing from Rev. Carol Foltz, making us smile, feel loved, and be inspired. Thankful to receive spiritual inspiration...I know I want to be a fountain-- Not a drain! The world did not change over the weekend, but we did and came home changed - Thank you to all of those who worked to make this such a "gift" to all of us.
Grace and Peace, Linda

Our Fellowship is being led this year by co-presidents, Martha Johnson and Joanna Burns. We appreciate their leadership. We have three active circles and each meets monthly and studies the Provincial Women’s Bible Study.
The biggest project of the year at Konnoak Hills is making chicken pies in March and October. With help from the Men’s Fellowship, we are able to make over 1000 pies each time. Over a two day period, around 70 people help with this project. We even have a 101 year old member, Regina Walters, who crimps crust all day for two days. This project allows us to contribute to many causes.  We recently contributed to the Unity Women’s Desk Capital Fund Drive.
The Women’s Fellowship is responsible for social events such as Anniversary Dinner and other special congregational meals. We will recognize our fathers with a special reception on Father’s Day.  We have sold all of the cookbooks printed for our 65th Anniversary, but are considering a reprint if there is enough interest.
Submitted by Janet Doub

Christ Moravian Church The women of Christ Moravian Church had three  in attendance at the spring retreat at Laurel

ridge.  Many positive comments have been made and a good time was had by all.
Also we are working on some new and exciting plans for our fall bazaar.  Details will be shared later as things come together.
Last but certainly not least, we have set a date for a Festival of Tables, September 16th.  We are working on details to have a well known speaker and author that may not only speak at our FOT but in church the next day as well.  Details on that will also be shared as things are confirmed. God is good, God is faithful!
Submitted by Rebecca Lanier

Friedland Women’s Fellowship:
Farmer’s Market: 
Thursdays in July – July 6, 13, 20, 27
            Specialties will be:  Hotdogs, Homemade Ice Cream, and
July 13th – South Carolina Peaches
July 27th – Local Cantaloupes and Watermelons
Every Thursday – Moravian Fellowship
 Featuring Homemade Chicken Pies To take Home !!!
Mother, Daughter, Friends Banquet – June 13th with Focus on Cooking and the Kitchen – Speaker will be Susan Swicegood Boswell from Davidson County – This is a chance for all the women of our congregation to fellowship together.  We’re highlighting recipes from our new cookbook that should be available soon.  Watch for an announcement.
We continue to cater High School (Glenn and East) Reunion meals and sponsor youth and Bible School meals.  Everything stays very busy around our church and we are ready to assist our congregation when necessary.  Local mission include Sunnyside and the SECU House.
Submitted by: Ann Stafford Dillon

MACEDONIA  MORAVIAN -The Women’s Fellowship at Macedonia Moravian Church is having a busy year. In February we made candles to be used at our Christmas Eve Lovefeast Services.
Recipes were collected throughout the year from church members and friends of members for the new Macedonia cookbook. We have begun selling these cookbooks ($15.00) and will have them available for purchase at our bazaar on Nov. 11.
In June our circles will provide meals for the VBS children and volunteers. Helping with VBS is part of our outreach to the church and the community.
Digging for Treasure (Parables Revealed) is the theme for VBS which will be held June 26 – 29 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm beginning with supper at 6:00 each night.
Beginning July 16 and continuing each Sunday evening until August 6 Macedonia will have ADULT VBS.  The evening will begin at 5:30 with supper.
Macedonia’s SAWDUSTERS group made a beautiful wine rack which was donated then auctioned to raise money for the ARMF to help with the Cuban Moravian Church.  The wine rack brought $200.00 at the auction!
Macedonia will have a variety of worship services during this summer. Traditional worship will be the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays. On the even Sundays we will have contemporary services including gospel and mountain music. Another new feature is a reading component.  The congregation will be invited to read the book, The Shack. Each Sunday Pastor Zach Dease will bring his message from the chapters in the book.  

Oak Grove Women’s Fellowship COMMUNITY MARKET
Sponsored by the Oak Grove Women’s Fellowship
Saturday, September 23
8 am to 1pm
Oak Grove will supply the 10x10 space for 25.00.  Seller will provide tables and be responsible for their items and monies.
Contact Anita Linville at (336) 403-6303 if you are interested in a space
Everyone is welcome to rent a space so please pass the word!!!

                                                                 SAVE the Date:
Fall Celebration will be at Bethania Church on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
Please plan to join us as we share a morning of Study Book Review and Fellowship,
  concluded with a wonderful  luncheon by Bethania Moravian!

Seminary Student Emergency Fund
            Our seminary students occasionally have unexpected financial needs and the Provincial Women’s Board set up a Seminary Student Emergency Fund in 1985.  The initial gift of $1000 has been increased by gifts and pledges from the Women’s fellowships of our Province. 
            Students from the Southern Province who have been approved by the  PEC as candidates for ordination in the Moravian Church; and  Moravian Theological Seminary students who are attending the Seminary under the auspices of the Board of World Mission and who are supported entirely by them may apply for this fund.
            The fund can  be used to reimburse approved candidates for ordination for medical, dental  computer, auto repairs, etc. The students can also apply for up to $250 per school year for textbooks and/or computer software. This fund is also used to provide each student  a  monetary gift at Christmas.
            Each Fellowship may contribute to this fund to help our brothers and sisters who have heard the call to serve the Moravian Church.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

2017 Spiritual Life Retreat in pictures, Enjoy!

If you want to to get a better view of all the Fun just click on the PHOTO to make it bigger!
There were 19 churches represented at the retreat.

The ever famous view, that we can't get enough of.

Admiring the view, before the first session.

Our birthday girl, Terry Moore

Past PWB President Tamra Thomas

D Sayers from Unity and Kathy Conrad from Christ Church

Ann Radford from Home Church and Past PWB President Janet Doub from Konnoak Hills Chuch

PWB President Mallie Graham

Our musical talent for the weekend, Ms Norma Nifong of Konnoak Hills

Rev. Judy Knopf presenting Devotions

The whole GANG

Our Facilitator, Rev. Carol Foltz

CUP of Covenant

Misty Sunday morning

Monday, April 10, 2017

Church Women United's next Worship Service

Announcing Church Women United's next worship service on May 5th at St. Philip's Moravian Church. The directions are I-40 take 52 N and exit at 111A toward 28th St. Use the 2 left lanes to turn left onto Indiana Ave. Turn left onto E. 30th St., turn right onto Bon Air Ave. NE the church will be on the left.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Community Fellowship Moravian Church - Chicken Pie/Country Ham Dinner

 Community Fellowship Moravian Church - Chicken Pie/Country Ham Dinner 
181 Welcome-Arcadia Road PO Box 397
Welcome, NC 27374 Phone 336.731.8265
April 1st
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Plates $9.00

Moravian Chicken Pie &
County Ham
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Green Beans
Moravian Sweet Slaw
Choice of Dessert
Coffee or Tea


Monday, March 27, 2017

Hope Moravian Church Bake Sale

The Women’s Fellowship of Hope Moravian Church will sponsor a bake sale Saturday, April 1st  from 9:00-11:00am in the church fellowship hall. A variety of items including our delicious chicken pies (small $5.00 and large $10.00) will be available. Hope Moravian Church is located at 2759 Hope Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127. For more information contact the church office at 336.765.8017, email: hopemoraviannc@triad.rr.com or visit our website at hopemoraviannc.org.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Book Orders for 2017-2018 Due March 30, 2017

Descriptions of Study Books 2017-18
Bible Study Book
Bible Basics by Nancy Chandler
"BIBLE BASICS" by Sister Nancy Chandler is a study of the book of GENESIS. There are nine sessions with the first being a Bible Overview. You will then be challenged with the study of Creation, The Fall of Adam and Eve, The Flood/ Noah, the Tower of Babel, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Chapters 1 - 45 of Genesis are the targeted chapters. Plan to have a year of gaining knowledge and good discussion with this study.
Join in the Provincial Bible Study with women from all across  North America as we experience these topics with the leadership of Sister Nancy Cooper Chandler from Columbus, Indiana. Nancy is a member of the Hope Moravian Congregation and was the Chairwoman of the 2015 Moravian Women's Conference in Maryland.

Mission Study Book
The mission book for 2017-18 is written by John and Nancy Gilliland.  (John passed away in early January.)  John was a doctor and Nancy a nurse; they served in Nicaragua and Honduras  starting in the mid 50's.  After retirement, they settled in southern Indiana and attended Hope Moravian Church.  Nancy and her children finished editing the book and sent it to the publisher a couple of weeks ago.  The book covers how they met, decided on mission work, their education, going to Central America to work in a clinic and raise their daughters.

Order Form for
Bible and Mission Study Books for 2017-2018

Name of Church____________________ Person Ordering________________________________

Email or Phone to contact when the books are to be picked up:__________________________________

Bible Study:
BIBLE BASICS by Sister Nancy Chandler $5.50 each
Number Needed: _________________                                       x $5.50 =_______________
Mission Study:
Mission Study book:  $5.50 each
Number Needed: __________________                                                x $5.50=_________________

Total for Bible and Mission Books to be included with order form:       $________________

Orders must be received by March 30, 2017.  Please make checks payable to PWB.
Please return with your payment by mail:         Provincial Women’s Board
500 South Church Street
                                                                                    Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Books will be available for pick up in mid August.
Questions? 336-722-4911 or pwbmcsp@gmail.com