New Handbell Opportunity!
Coming in January, Karen Strausser is offering a new handbell opportunity for
adults. We're hoping to form a new choir that rehearses at a time other
than Wednesday evening. New and experienced ringers hoped for.
Please let Karen know if interested and when you could rehearse.
Overflow Shelter Bus Passes
It has been our custom each year to provide items such as soap, gloves and caps
to people served through the Winston-Salem Overflow Shelter program. This
year, we're doing something a little bit different. During the month of
November, our South Branch Regional Conference is collecting money for the
shelter to provide bus passes for its guests. Each pass costs $1 so every
little bit can make a difference. A collection box will be in the
fellowship hall for donations through the end of November.
Nursery Getting a Facelift
This summer the Board of Trustees has begun remodeling the nursery with a fresh
coat of paint for the walls, trim and furniture. In time, we will see a
new table, window treatments, and hangers for coats and diaper bags. We
are very pleased that Dawn Kuehne is willing to paint a new mural for us as
well. This work is being funded by memorials remembering the life of Randy
Healing Touch Therapy Sessions at Konnoak
Thursday afternoons from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Click
here for more information.
Women's Fellowship Mission Project for November
The Women's Fellowship mission project for
November is providing Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child (sponsored by
Samaritan's Purse Outreach).
Hurricane Matthew Rebuilding|
In February, our adult mission team spent the better part of a week
restoring a daycare center in Lumberton. They wish to share how much help
is still needed as more than 100,000 homes and other buildings were damaged.
Contact Hope Lutheran Church at 919-554-8109 to see how you can help.
Chicken Pie Update
Last month, 1182 pies were made with the hands of 60 helpers for a profit of
$8200. Truly amazing. Our thanks to all who participated in another
magnificent two days of pie making on October 5 and 6. Many members used
vacation days to participate and a good number of folks beyond our congregation
offered their time and energy. It is especially inspiring to see the great
diversity of age and talent sharing the task.
Florence Ball Spaghetti Supper
Sincere thanks to all who supported the 22nd Annual Florence Ball Class
Spaghetti Dinner. We were able to clear over $2300, which will be used to
support Church and Mission projects. We are especially thankful to the
Youth who were very helpful in clearing and resetting tables and helping us to
turn over seats quickly.
2017 Daily Texts
The 2017 Daily Texts are now available in the church
office in Paperback, Hard cover, Large print, and Journal formats.
Cub Scout Pack 744
New Scouts Welcome! Just show up with a parent to register. The
first meeting of the year is September 13 at 3:30. Scouts will meet the
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 pm with the strong support
of the faculty and staff at Konnoak School. We expect about 8 boys will
attend each week, meeting in the Activity Building/Scout Hut..
Tai Chi Classes Continue
Each Tuesday from
1:00-2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
We are very blessed to have Beth Blair as an instructor. Beth is Board
Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, licensed in North Carolina.
She is a certified personal trainer with Athletics and Fitness Association of
America (AFAA), a Certified Tai Chi Instructor and a Somatic & Wellness Coach. These weekly one-hour
mobility and stress reduction classes are appropriate for all ages and ability
levels. The suggested cost for each session is $5 per person as these
classes are part of Beth's way of making a living. (No one is turned away
Konnoak Hungry Kids Fund
With generous donations to this fund, we have been able to address the hunger of
food-insecure students at Konnoak Elementary School. Bags of
non-perishable groceries are taken to the homes of students the school
identifies as having a pressing need. The process is very confidential and
student peers are not aware of who receives assistance. In addition, we
furnish breakfast snacks for the Saturday morning tutoring program throughout
the year and the end-of-grade testing week in May. God has placed our
congregation in the unique position to help these students, and any contribution
to this fund will be greatly appreciated. Checks should be made out to
Konnoak Hills Moravian Church and designated "Konnoak Hungry Kids Fund."
Wish Lists for Local Agencies
Our monthly offerings of food are being simplified to receive the same
foods each month for
Sunnyside Ministry and the Cordero de Dios Food Pantry. Keep peanut
butter and jelly, toothbrushes and toothpaste, tortilla flour, cooking oil, canned vegetables and canned soups on your grocery list for Sunnyside and Maseca tortilla
corn flour and vegetable oil on your list for Cordero de Dios.
Bins for these offerings are in the Fellowship Hall. Sunnyside also has
ongoing needs for volunteers to serve as receptionists, interviewers, food
pantry workers, clothing closet workers, and data entry clerks. Volunteer
shifts are 9:00 to 11:00 Monday through Friday and 1:00 to 3:00 Monday through
Thursday. Data entry clerks can work any time between 8:00 and 4:00 Monday
through Friday. Sunnyside currently has a great need for
coats & jackets, sweatshirts & hoodies, blankets & bedspreads.
Plastic Bottles and
Containers in the Box, Please
Please be mindful of the city regulations for plastic items in the trash.
Do not put any water bottles or plastic items in the large trash cans. A
fine will be issued to companies/churches that do not comply. A box for
plastic items has been placed in the Fellowship Hall.
If you are interested in placing flowers in the Sanctuary for Sunday Worship in honor of a special event or a special loved one, or in memory of a loved one, the flower calendar is in the hallway on the left side right before you go into the Fellowship Hall.
CDs of Sunday Services Available
Each Sunday, our Worship Service is recorded on cd. These cd's are available each week for delivery to members unable to attend worship.
Also, thanks to the generous donation of one of our members, we are also able to
mail these to our out-of-town members.
Have you considered including Konnoak Hills Moravian Church in your estate plan?
thousands of individuals make planned gifts to benefit their church and
charitable organizations that they support. One of the easiest ways to
make a planned gift is through your will. A bequest through your will
enables you to make significant contributions that may not be possible during
life. If you would like more information about planning your will, you may
contact the Moravian Ministries Foundation toll free at 1-888-722-7923.
Fall Band Classes begin September 8 at Home Church
Once again, Salem Congregation and Home Church will sponsor these classes
each Tuesday evening for all ages 4th grade and older (we have had students
starting in their 80's). Beginning
Band begins at 6:30 pm. Intermediate and Advanced class meets at 7:30
each Tuesday. The classes are held in the Rehearsal Room on the lower
level of the building. If you do not know what instrument you want to
learn, the leaders will help you make that decision. For more information,
see our band director, John Craver.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings at Konnoak Hills Methodist
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women
who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may
solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. AA's
primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve
sobriety. Our neighboring Konnoak Hills United Methodist Church hosts AA
meetings every day except Sunday at 10:30 am. The church is located at 430 Weisner Street.
Moravian Widow's SocietyThe Moravian Widow's Society is open for membership to all Moravian men who are married and have not attained the age of 61. The one time cost of $100 is for men 50 and under. Those who are over 50 may join by paying the $100 plus $5 per year for every year over 50. The widow of a Widow's Society member would receive two checks per year (March and September) as long as she lives. At present, 71 widows receive checks for $255, or $510 per year. Applications are on the provincial website or may be obtained by calling the Treasurer's Office at 722-7922.