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The Mountains are Calling!
There are a variety of events coming up at Laurel Ridge like the Women's Spiritual Life Retreat and Spring Family Camp.  Visit their website at

Women's Fellowship Mission Project for March
The Women's Fellowship mission project for March is $125 to Anthony's Plot.  Individual or Circle donations can be made payable to "Anthony's Plot" and given to Circle Mission Leaders or Shirley Womack, Treasurer.

New Handbell Opportunity!
Karen Strausser is offering a new handbell opportunity for adults.  Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm.  New and experienced ringers welcome!

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.


Other Items of Interest...

2018 Daily Texts
The 2018 Daily Texts are now available in Paperback - $9, Hard cover - $13, Large print - $11, and Journal - $14 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.. Our growing pack is seeking some new adult leaders.  Please see Pastor Rights if you can help!

Healing Touch Therapy Sessions at Konnoak
Thursday afternoons from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.

Tai Chi Classes
Each Thursday from 2:00-3:00 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 for non-payment)

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."

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.

Flower Calendar
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.

Circle #2 Apron Fundraiser
Circle #2 is selling aprons with the Moravian Seal. The aprons are $15 each and available from any member of Circle #2.

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?
Each year, 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 Society
The 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.