2017 Watch Word for the PWB

2017 Watch Word
On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7: 37-38 NRSV

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Serving and Sharing June 2022

 

The Serving and Sharing Newsletter

 Provincial Women’s Board, Southern Province of the Moravian Church of America

June 2022

From Our Clergy Representative:

Greetings Dear Friends,

Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday, that I was asked to serve with the Women of the Provincial Women’s Board (PWB), and yet it’s been four years.  I know for me serving and I hope for those serving with me these pasts years it has been a wonderful blessing and experience.  Yes, despite our dealing (like all folks with COVID-19 these past years). We made it work because our ministry as a Board never slowed down. Yes, the ministries we have done through the PWB may have had to be tweaked in some ways, but we as a Christian team made it happen. 

I would personally like to thank all the ladies who have served with me for all their love and support and their hard work… You are an awesome Board… You are all team players for Christ’s glory.  God has been pleased as we gathered to meet, worship, and plan our outreach-ministries of serving God and others, so that we would bring praise to God’s Beloved Son: Our Lord and Savior Jesus.

You can be confident that all our outreach-ministries as a Board set high standards for us as a Board and as Christian women. Let those of us who will be leaving the Board (for now) support and encourage those who (will continue) and those who (will be new) on the Board. Let us pledge to pray for and work with the PWB as these Women continue to serve God and others with Christ-like love.

I would name the gifts and talents of the Board members individually and the ministries they each contributed too, but we all know that would be impossible. There are far too many hats that need to be worn when serving God and others on the PWB. For those who are leaving the Board this year (Susan Parker, Julia Horton, Becky Ward, Ann Radford, Dorothy Pettus and Rev. Betty Helms); I say THANK YOU.  To those who will be newly serving on the BOARD (Heather Allen, Rev. Eulencine Christopher, Mary Ellen Kollman, Jane Shore, Mary Winters and Rev. Kelly Moore); I say WELCOME!  To those who are serving another term (Martha Johnson, Paula White, Linda Worley and Judy Albert); I say BLESS you. Please know you are in for a good and godly experience.

I also want to thank all of you for your faithfulness in praying for me during my recent cancer surgery and my on-going recovery. I’m not there yet, but I know “God’s Got This.”  I also know our God is BIGGER than our circumstances and He will always make a way for us through all our trials to glorify Him. 

The PWB is blessed to have so many devoted and talented Women willing to give of themselves in service to God, and others. Those serving know the importance of the ministries of their PWB responsibilities. It is obvious the Spirit has impressed this upon the Women of the PWB! It’s a God thing!

I thank God for your faithfulness, your prayers and your encouragement, it has been a joy for me to work with all of my “Sister’s in Christ!”  I look forward to seeing and hearing of all the outreach-ministries of the PWB in the coming years. 

May God richly bless ALL the Women of the PWB as you continue to be led by the Spirit of the Lord in all you say and do!

In Christ Love & Service,

The Rev. Betty A. Helms (outgoing-PWB-Clergy Representative)

New Hope Moravian Church

Fall Celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 at New Philadelphia in Winston-Salem NC. We will be reviewing the new Bible Study book Rolling with the Rock by Rev. Jason Anderson and the mission Study book, Body Building by Julie Tomberlin, Unity Women’s Desk Coordinator. More information will be forth coming.

 

14th Moravian Women’s Conference

Save the Date

There are lots of variations of the adage, “Good things come to those who wait.”  Trust me.  I looked up many of them!  The same is especially true in the case of the Moravian Women’s Conference.  Since the postponement of the 2023 gathering, we believe there is a longing to fellowship and worship with sisters from all over the world.  So, we pray you are looking forward with anticipation to June 2025.  We know we are.

The 14th Moravian Women’s Conference Planning Committee

 

 

 

The Provincial Women’s Board invites you to the:

Spiritual Life Retreat


Facilitated by Sister Traci Fisher

Friday, September 16 to Sunday September 18

At

Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center

Laurel Springs, NC

Registration Form is attached to the newsletter’s email.

Call 336.722.4911 or PWBMCSP@gmail.com






ARDMORE - Women’s Fellowship at Ardmore Moravian Church continues to emphasize Bible study, fellowship and the following projects: Member outreach (cards, visits, gifts to homebound members and students), and financial support or gift donations (missionaries, various Moravian ministries, varied local and national organizations). In addition to these activities, we have shared fellowship in monthly programs as follows:

February – Valentine Luncheon: Ladies were served a delicious sandwich and salad luncheon followed by a sale of books, CDs, and DVDs. All money raised was donated locally to City Lights Ministry whose focus is “Loving Others Where They Are” and building relationships along the way.

March – Ardmore’s Day of Prayer: A coffee hour was held prior to the worship service. Guests enjoyed fellowship while eating delicious refreshments – sandwiches, fruit and desserts. Members of Women’s Fellowship then led the worship service attended by 76 people.

April – Ladies Luncheon: Ladies, wearing hats and gloves, enjoyed a delightful tea and luncheon. Afterwards, the ladies shopped for handbags, jewelry, scarves and other accessories. All money raised was donated to Samaritan’s Purse to support the relief effort in Ukraine.

May – Entertainment and Luncheon: The Snappy Tappers, ladies ranging in age 60-82, performed a number of tap dance routines. Their energy and enthusiasm inspired us to become more active. We all then enjoyed a delicious potato and salad bar as we fellowshipped together.

June – Fathers’ Day Breakfast: Women’s Fellowship will honor all family fathers and church fathers at a breakfast provided for all church members. A short program will follow the meal.

 

 

Christ - Our fellowship is beginning to looks as it did prior to the pandemic.

In late March we gathered after church for lunch and a planning session to discuss our moving forward. It seems as if we have more ladies now that would like to be in a daytime circle. So we do see growth there. Meetings will be held third Monday in each month at Noon. Each will bring a sandwich or other item for their meal. Hostess will provide beverage, chips and dessert. Important will be the Bible study, special friends concerns, Missions, and future projects.

The nighttime quarterly circle seems to still be an issue with ladies. It maybe these few ladies will only attend our quarterly general meeting. Still working on the details for this.

Chicken pies are always an ongoing project. Completed two gathering for this effort in May with next ones twice in July.

Our CE Committee sponsored a Community Day in early May. There were pop-up tents with items for sale, games and face painting for children, burgers and hot dogs. Our ladies donated bake goods for sale at an unbelievable low price.

Our sharing box seems to be a huge hit at our church. Our members, and some neighborhood people, contribute to this regularly.

Our list of special friends has grown far more than ever before. All people on this list have a Christ Church WF lady staying in touch with them. Other ladies are encouraged to reach out also.

Summer may be a bit slow with projects, however, we will be working on our Fall Event in October. Look for those dates soon.

 

 

Friedland - Executive Committee met in February, we voted to give the daycare $1,000 to be used to supplement the cost of childcare for a family in need of assistance.

Circles Two and Three decided to further support the staff with a show of love at Valentine’s Day by giving them Valentines and treat bags.

In March the same Circles made gift bags for Saint Patrick’s Day for the daycare children and gave them out as they left with their parent at the end of the day.

In April these Circles collected supplies for SECU House and in May gave money to buy snacks for our Laurel Ridge Mission Campers.

Since February, Circle One has sent a flower arrangement to the twin sister of Norah Smitherman; collected a love offering for the nonprofit, Live Like Norah, in memory of Norah; sent a memorial to Sunnyside in memory of Mitzie Kimball’s great grandson; gave money for snacks for our mission campers; and assembled and delivered May baskets to our honorary members who are no longer able to attend.

We are looking forward to our annual Mother, Daughter, and Friend’s Banquet in June. Cameron Kent who agreed to speak before Covid, is keeping his commitment. You may know Cameron as the former news anchor on WXII, but did you know he is also an author? He will be speaking about the women in his life who influenced him most and how he developed his female characters in his book, The Sea is Silent. In lieu of a speaker’s fee, Cameron has asked the Women’s Fellowship to make a donation to World Central Kitchen which is currently providing meals for refugees from Ukraine.

 

 

 

Friedberg - The Friedberg Women’s Fellowship has continued to meet in person for our Circle meetings with Bible Study and Fellowship. We praise God for all our many Blessings.

Upcoming Fundraisers:

 Port-A-Pit BBQ Chicken Take-Out Dinner – Saturday, July 30th from 11am to 4pm at Friedberg. This will be a Take-out Drive through event. Tickets are now being presold on the Friedberg website: https://friedberg.church/events/port-a-pit-bbq-chicken-dinner/

Annual Tag sale – August 17, 18 and 19th - 9am to 6pm and Aug 20th from 9am to 12 noon. This will be held in the Friedberg Family Life Center

Annual Fall Chicken Pie Supper – November 5th at Friedberg Moravian Church. This is planned as a Dine-in and Take-out event.

With the funds raised from our fundraisers in the spring, the Women’s Fellowship were Blessed to support the Friedberg Youth’s upcoming Mission trips and Ukrainian Relief Funds.

Hope everyone has a wonderful safe and healthy summer. Submitted by: Martha Thomas – Friedberg WF President

 

 

 

Clemmons-Three of our circles are taking a summer break from meeting, while one circle has chosen to meet monthly through the summer. Multiple circles are continuing to collect plastic “Lids to Benches” (in an effort to make molded, heavy benches for schools or rest homes). Multiple circles are collecting suit cases for missionaries to carry birthing kits to mission fields. One circle is a community partner for the Read-Write-Spell literacy program which collects books (old and new) for children through fifth grade. During the summer Clemmons Moravian Women's Fellowship will continue to collect clothing and school supplies for Easton Elementary. Forsyth Prison Ministry is requesting men’s shirts and pants for those men being released from prison, we will start that collection.

Save the Date! Our Clemmons Moravian Bazar is scheduled for November 12th. We plan to have frozen chicken pies for sale at the Bazaar. Interested vendors should contact Peggy Hagood at 336.766.2357


 

 

FROM the OFFICE

 

Our next newsletter will be published on Monday, August 22, 2022. All articles should be EMAILED to the office by Monday, August 15, 2022.

 

 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Book Order Form

 Please note the new address and new price. Orders are due in the office by April 21 WITH payment.


Monday, January 31, 2022

2022 Day of Prayer Schedule

March 2, 2022 11:00 A.M. Home Moravian Ash Wednesday, Speaker:  Rev. Emily Norris, The service will be available in person and live streamed on the Home Church Web page.  Click on Live broadcasts to access the service. https://www.homemoravian.org/index.php/live-broadcasts/

 

March 6, 2:00 P.M. Christ Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Reed Lawson.  Band prelude. The service will be in person only. Lovefeast.

 

March 9, 2022 11:00 A.M. Trinity Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Ginny Tobiassen. The service will be in person and available on Facebook. Lunch will NOT be served after the service, as previously announced.

 

March 16, 11:00 A.M. Ardmore Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Joe Moore.  Refreshments will be served before the service at 10:00 A.M.  The service will be in person and online. To access the online service: www.FACEBOOK.com/ArdmoreMoravian/videos 

 

March 23, 11:00 A.M. Calvary Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Adam Goodrich. Coffee served at 10:00 A.M. This service will be in person only.

 

March 30, 11:00 A.M. Fairview Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Tony Hayworth.  The service will in person and virtual. To access the online services go to fairviewmoravianchurch.org and scroll half way down to online services. Communion will be offered. 

 

April 6, 11:00 A.M. Konnoak Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Fran Saylor .  The service will be in person and online. To access the online service: http://www.khmoravian.org/  Select “YouTube Chanel” at the top of the page. No Lovefeast planned at the time of this publication.

 

 

 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

New Location! New Address!

Dear Friends,

The Provincial Women's Board Office has moved. Our new address will be:

459 S. Church St.
Our phone and email address remain the same.

Monday, November 22, 2021

End of year updates


 

 

Sisters,

 

Some changes have been going on with the Provincial Women’s Board, and I wanted to update you all.

 

It is with sadness that I must announce that the 14th Women’s Conference scheduled for 2023 has been canceled.  It was to take place in the North, but the committee faced obstacles that they felt could not be overcome.  Therefore, the 14th Women’s Conference will come back to the South.  The board has voted to schedule it for 2025.

 

The office of the PWB will be moving to Cedarhyrst in December.  We will send more information about the office and contact information.  But we will still be open.

 

We all know that churches have been affected by the pandemic.  Funds are short for most of our churches.  This is also true for the PWB.  Our funds are greatly limited.  We wanted to remind everyone that Tuesday, November 30 is Giving Tuesday.  Please keep the PWB in your thoughts and prayers as you consider your individual donations and as we face a difficult year ahead.

 

Blessings to all of you in this holiday season!

 

Pam Prevatte, President 


Provincial Women's Board Moravian Church in America, Southern Province

Monday, October 18, 2021

The Serving and Sharing Newsletter, October 2021



From Our President:

Dear Sisters,

As I look around my neighborhood this morning, I see leaves changing color and early morning walkers and runners dressed for the cool weather.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  It may be because of the colors, but I think it also reminds me of God and His plans for us.  The leaves will fall and the landscape will look bare, but it is preparation for the new life coming in the Spring.  So we begin to think of the things we have to look forward to before Spring arrives.  Our celebrations of the birth and the resurrection of Christ and gatherings with our families and friends that this year we hope will be more like what we have experienced in the past.  Even with the strife going on in the world, life is returning to something we recognize. So Fall makes me feel refreshed and happy to be looking to the future and the opportunities I will have to serve God.

Things are returning to a new normal with the Provincial Women’s Board.  We are meeting in person once again, and it is a blessing to spend time with these wonderful women in person.  We are also planning events with hope that they will be in person.  Day of Prayer is already being planned.  The Spiritual Life Retreat is scheduled for Laurel Ridge on April 22-24, 2022.

Rev. Victoria Lasley will be our leader for the Spiritual Life Retreat.  It promises to be an exciting time.  Please put this on your calendar and share the information with other women in your church.  More information will be coming as plans come together for this wonderful time to worship God and spend time with other Moravian women on the mountain top.

Blessings,

Pam Prevatte 


 


Home Moravian-Candle Tea is a 92-year old tradition at Home Moravian Church in Old Salem. Started with a small group of women of the church, the first teas were organized to show to visitors and neighbors a Putz display and enjoy each other’s’ company with a true tea.

This event has evolved over the years to a beloved tradition for the Advent season in Winston-Salem. Now presented in the Single Brothers’ House in Old Salem, the traditional tea begins the season of waiting for the Christ Child and all that He will bring to the world. The past two years have been a change for the tea as the COVID virus has caused the production of the tea to be rethought. The year 2020 saw the Candle Tea recreated in a drive-by event so that visitors could enjoy the elements of the traditional tea from their cars as they drove around Salem Square to see and hear the story of the Candle Teas of past years.

The year 2021 started off on a positive note as all seemed well with the pandemic as numbers declined during the summer. The traditional tea was in the planning stages once again. However, when late summer arrived and COVID numbers started rising and Delta variant had arrived, organizers realized that it would not be safe to hold the tea in the Single Brothers’ House.

For 2021, the Candle Tea returns to Salem Square as Candle Tea ON Salem Square. Sights, sounds and smells of Candle Tea will fill the square as stations for strolling visitors will highlight the traditions of Advent in the Moravian Church. Visitors can view how candles are made for the Lovefeast, view a reproduction of an early Moravian living room with symbols of Advent including Moravian stars and Advent Pyramids, or learn more about the Salem Putz. Some simple items such as Christingles and stars will be available for purchase, either made or in kit form.

The Women’s Fellowship is working hard to present a new version of Candle Tea with the traditional sights, sounds and smells as they work around the COVID issues. Come join them on Dec. 4th from noon until 4pm for this event, their gift to the community this Advent season. Submitted by Kae Roberts

 

ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH-Women’s Fellowship at Ardmore Moravian Church has continued to emphasize Bible study and fellowship and the following projects:

FINANCIAL SUPPORT to missionaries, Sunnyside Ministry, Unity Women’s Desk, Crisis Control, Forsyth County Jail, Second Harvest Food Bank.

CARDS, PHONE CALLS to our shut-ins and college students.

MEMBER OUTREACH – cards to members for various reasons – thinking of you, congratulations, get well, etc.

VISITS and SEASONAL GIFTS to church members such as Easter baskets, Lovefeast buns, valentines for seniors.

ADDITONAL INDIVIDUAL CIRCLE PROJECTS include support to the following organizations: Battered Women’s Shelter, Trellis Supportive Care, Ronald McDonald House, World Vision, GreeNest, Share the Warmth-Duke Energy, Disabled American Veterans, American Heart Association

Submitted by Nancy Crouse

 

 

 

 

New Philadelphia-Holiday Treasures Sale, October 30 8:00-Noon, Fellowship Hall.   Gently used decorations of ALL holidays, plus home d├ęcor, linens, Moravian items, etc.  

Farmers Market Thursdays, Oct 14, 21, 28, 5:00-7:00.  Variety of vendors, music, food trucks. Submitted by Becky Ward

 

CLEMMONS-All of our Circles are meeting in person.  It is so great to be together again even if we continue to wear masks and try to social distance.

In September we had a successful garage sale.  Many of the customers said how appreciative they were that we had a function they could attend.  That month we also helped with our church service project to put together one hundred birthing kits to be sent to the Women’s Unity Desk.

We continue our support of Easton Elementary School by collecting clothing and school supplies for them.  In December we will have an Angel Tree with suggested gifts for students.

We are looking forward to our Fall Bazaar scheduled for November 13th from 8am until 12pm.  We will have a bake sale, a country store, a dessert raffle, and many outside vendors.

The Christmas Treasures Sale consisting of gently used holiday items will be held on December 4th from 8am until 12pm.  Donations may be brought Tuesday November 30 through Friday, December 3 from 3:30 to 7Pm

We send everyone our best wishes for a wonderful Fall and Holiday Season. Submitted by:  Betty Lou McCauley

 

Friedberg- Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 1pm to 6pm the WF will hold our annual Fall Chicken Pie Supper. This year our Fall supper will look a little different as it will be a Take-out ONLY event. The take-out supper will include Chicken Pie, gravy, green beans and corn, yams, roll and Moravian slaw topped off with dessert for $12.00.Frozen Chicken pies will be for sale while they last for $15.  No pre-sales. Please add this event to your calendar and plan to attend.

 

Fairview-Fall Fare, Saturday, November 20, 2021at Fairview Moravian Church. 6550 Silas Creek Parkway, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm.

Breakfast biscuits served and hot dogs and pintos served for lunch.

Social distancing and masks will be required according to the Board protocol.

Chicken pies, and other baked goods will be available!  Submitted by Kathy Davis


From the Office:

Please send contact information of new presidents of WF to the office. Please include: name of church, name of new president, email address, phone number and street address. This will help us get a quick start to the New Year!

Our next newsletter will be published on Thursday, February 24. The deadline is Thursday, February 17.