Moravian Day of Service
The Moravian Church in North America is preparing for one great day of mission for the weekend of September 15th. The 2018 Synods of our Northern and Southern Provinces are calling for all congregations to plan a day of outreach or service on or near this day. The Board of Elders has begun brainstorming possible projects to share. The Board is also seeking ideas from all members of the congregation. Where do you see the greatest needs of our neighborhood or city intersecting with the gifts, strengths, passions and talents of our congregation?
Children's Church Volunteers Needed
We are in need
of additional volunteers for Children's Church. Please contact Martha
Johnson if interested.
Tai Chi is Back!
Weekly Tai Chi classes are offered
on Thursdays at 2:00. The hour-long classes are taught by David
Harold. Grounded in Christian theology and practice, he is a 40 year
practitioner of the art and is particularly interested in integrating Tai
Chi principles in building a more peaceful world. A donation basket
for David's instruction is placed at each class.
2019 Daily Texts
The 2019 Daily Texts are now available in Paperback - $9, Hard cover - $13, Large print - $11, and Journal - $14 formats.
Keeping Your Cool|
The new HVAC system has been
installed at a cost
of $23,842. Thanks to your generous contributions, we are off to
a good start on paying the bill with over $14,000 accumulated so far.
Indeed, additional contributions are needed to complete payment for the
project. ALL contributions are very much appreciated.
As part of our Health and Wellness initiative, Susan Roediger offers
Healing Touch to the congregation and community. Susan is a
certified practitioner of Healing Touch.
Click here for more
New Sunrise Ministry
to welcome the New Sunrise Ministry (Ministerio Nueva Amanecer) to our
fellowship hall. This small group of Spanish-speaking families
gathers on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 until 5:00 in the Fellowship Hall
and also on Friday evenings in the Activity Building to share Bible
study and music. A Church is and remains a living one when
it... ministers to its neighbors and seeks fellowship with all who
confess Christ. -- The Ground of the Unity
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.
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.
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.
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
winter clothing, new and gently used blankets, and pots with lids.