Family Ministry

Gatherings, education and activities with your Home Church family

Wednesday Night Fellowship 2021

Gathering at 6:30 p.m. Programs at 6:45 p.m.

By Zoom* (below) unless otherwise stated
Schedule is subject to change

February 17-March 24
Online Lenten Communions based on The Lord’s Prayer. Special devotional, homemade communion bread, beautiful seasonal music.

March 28-April 2
Holy Week Services; WNF suspended

April 7
Conversations with local friends from Temple Emanuel and the Annoor Islamic Center

April 14
Complicated Legacies: Slavery, Race, and Faith, Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither
This session will focus on the church's relationship with slavery, and the legacies of race relationships prevalent today. This session will offer tangible ways that the church can chart a path forward to engage and address today's social concerns.

 

*Zoom for all adult programming:

First, make a note of the Password: 34568983, then
Join by video.

To join by phone, call 1 (929) 205-6099 
Meeting ID: 7460335693; Password: 34568983

 

Archive of previous WNF programs

Christian Education Opportunities

Sunday

Adults

Make a note of the Passcode: 34568983, then
Join by video
To join by phone, call 1 (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 7460335693; Passcode: 34568983).

Children at 9:30, Tweens at 11:30
Email Margaret Norris for information and to receive a supply packet (unless you signed up in the fall.)

  • Through Mar 21:  The Lord's Prayer:  The HURKE/SP-NP* consortium is working together to provide connection and extensions surrounding different sessions on the Lord's Prayer. 

*HURKE/SP-NP:  Home, Unity, Raleigh, Kernersville Moravian Churches, Estamos Unidos/Southern Provincial and Northern Provincial Educator Representatives

Youth Fellowship at 2 p.m. 
Contact Margaret Norris for zoom links and other information.


Other weekly opportunities

Tuesdays
Prayers for the Day, 8:00 am

Wednesday Night Fellowship and Program
Gathering at 6:30, program at 6:45

Thursdays
Prayers for the Night, 8:00 pm

All adult programming:

  • First make a note of the Passcode: 34568983, then 
  • Join by video
  • To join by phone, call 1 (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 7460335693; Passcode: 34568983).

"Normal" Programming

Home Moravian members consider themselves to be part of a church “family,” and warmly welcome each other to participate in activities regardless of personal family ties. But Home Church also recognizes the importance of nurturing and strengthening individual families, and it offers a variety of activities and resources that encourage family participation.

Shaffner Fund: The Jane A. Shaffner Moravian Family Development Fund was created by the late Mrs. Shaffner’s husband and sons in her memory “to support the development of families at Home Church, loving, supportive, Christian family units, which are grounded in the Moravian faith and traditions.” The Fund has supported several projects, including a Family Retreat at Laurel Ridge, and the development of Loving Hearts United – A Moravian Guide for Family Living by the Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in North America.

The Shaffner Fund also supports a variety of family-related projects, selected from proposals submitted each year by members of the congregation. See a list of the most recently approved projects.

Church activities and programs that encourage family participation include:

Easter Egg Hunt: The Easter Egg Hunt is planned for children and their parents/grandparents, and also offers crafts, singing, and refreshments.

Home Church Day at Laurel Ridge, usually held on a Sunday in June, includes lunch and an afternoon of family activities.

A young adults group provides fellowship opportunities for families with young children as well as occasional child care for parents to have time to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting.

Candle Tea, held annually in the season of Advent, is a wonderful opportunity for families together to dress as eighteenth-century Salem Moravians and welcome visitors to the Single Brothers’ House for a unique and historic Christmas experience. As a family and fellowship activity, Candle Tea creates many lasting memories.

Gathering of the Greens and decorating the Sanctuary for Christmas:Home Moravian is well-known for its beautifully adorned Sanctuary at Christmas, and many families take pride in working together to help decorate the church, usually on the Friday night before the last Sunday in Advent.

Christmas Party: On a Wednesday night in December, we gather for the Church Family Christmas Party, which begins with a family-style meal. After table fellowship, singing, and a Christmas story, we end the evening with our youth presenting homemade gifts to our children.