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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. 

Healing Touch
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 information.

New Sunrise Ministry
We continue 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


Other Items of Interest...

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.

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.

Fall Band Classes begin September 3 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.

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.

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.