Christian Education Update
Wednesday Night Fellowship Programs
See below for Zoom info
6:30pm-6:45pm Meet and Greet among participants
Becoming American Conference: History on our Doorstep with Moravian Archivist Eric Elliott
“Becoming American: Moravians and their Neighbors, 1772-1822” is an online Reynolda Conference scheduled for September 23-26. The WFU conference, co-convened with the Moravian Archives, studies transitions in the relationship of the Moravian community in Wachovia with their European American, Native American and African American neighbors in the years 1772-1822. The Reynolda Conference format features public programming and research in progress discussions with faculty and invited guest presenters in private sessions. Archivist Eric Elliott describes the program and how you can listen and learn online during the event.
23 Deepening Relationships Beyond Our Doors: A Panel Discussion facilitated by Andrew Heil
30 New Every Morning: the Daily Texts, Daniel Crews
Enjoy a bit of history; a few mechanics; and several stories that may make you laugh – even in 2020!
Crews is retired as Southern Province archivist and pastor but not as storyteller; he has written about a multitude of things Moravian and has memorable stories to tell.
7 Daily Texts around the World Today, Pfarrer H. B. Motel of Germany
How the Daily Texts are used in many parts of the world today, mostly by non-Moravians (including some well-known non-Moravians).
Hans B, Motel, past President of the Continental Province PEC, has been editor for many different language editions of the Daily Texts.
14 A Vision for Today, HMC Vision Implementation Team
21 Diggs/Latham fundraiser and update
Learn about programming and Diggs/Latham’s new principal,
28 Lovefeast: Our History at Home Moravian, Rev. Ginny Tobiassen
Explore our Home Church lovefeast traditions from our beginnings to today
4 Lovefeast from the kitchen to around the world, Chris Puryear and Donna Hurt
How to: how to make lovefeast buns to how lovefeasts are celebrated around the Moravian Unity
11 and 18 Current Experiences of Being Black in Winston-Salem
Hear from Winston-Salem neighbors on being black in our town
2 HMC Night at Candle Tea
9 Church Family Christmas Party
Zoom Link for all adult programming, including Sunday school (below)
Meeting ID: 746 033 5693
Sunday Programming for Fall
NEW Schedule for Sunday Mornings, September 13 – December 2020. For more information contact Margaret Norris.
Children and Youth
Note: Sunday School for up through upper elementary will be VBS-style collaboration with Raleigh, Unity, and Kernersville Moravian Churches and Estamos Unidos Moravian Ministry.
A session for all – that includes a Godly Play story – will be offered prior to HMC worship; a follow-up session for 3rd-5th graders will be offered at the end of the morning.
Choirs for K-8th graders will be offered as part of Sunday morning programming
9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: HMC Music Makers’ Children’s Choir, K-2nd grade
9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.: Beatitudes Sunday School intro session for all ages through elementary
11:15-11:45 a.m.: HMC Carolers’ Children’s Choir, 3rd-5th grade
11:15 a.m. - noon: HMC Celebration Singers, 6th-8th grade
11:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: 3rd-5th grade Sunday School break-out session with other upper elementary Moravians
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Youth Fellowship
Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m. - 11: 00 a.m.
Adult Sunday School
- Bible Discussion: Ephesians, cont.
- Scripture Encore: Further explorations of the worship service scripture
- Faith Journeys: Introduction to the Enneagram with Julie Smith (to be recorded)
Description: The Enneagram is a system of nine personality types combining traditional wisdom with modern psychology. A powerful tool for understanding ourselves and the people in our lives, participants will discuss each type, learn how to identity their own, and begin to make connections for their own personal and spiritual growth.
Leadership: Julie Smith, the Head of School at Salem Montessori. A lifelong educator, Julie first encountered the Enneagram decades ago when completing a Master of Arts in Counseling degree at UNC-Charlotte. She is currently pursuing certification through the Narrative Enneagram. Julie is married to Tim, her husband of 35 years and a mother of three grown children. Reading, cooking, traveling and spending time in nature are all things she loves to do. Julie believes the study of the self, coupled with the opening of the heart, allow the world to be renewed.
Zoom Link for all adult programming, including Wednesday night programs
Meeting ID: 746 033 5693
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Normal Weekly Activities
- Sundays (11:15 a.m.-2 p.m., including lunch)
- Wednesdays (5:15 p.m. through Wednesday Night Fellowship dinner)
Youth of middle and high school age are invited to join us for activities, reflection, service and other projects, games and outreach activities.
Be sure to see notes about Youth Sunday School and activities in each Sunday's bulletin.
Our youth are involved in virtually all aspects of church life at Home Moravian. From decorating the Sanctuary during Advent, to playing in the band during the Easter Sunrise service, to serving as elected representatives on the church governing boards, youth enrich and are enriched by involvement in our community of faith. Our youth have many opportunities for Christian education and faith exploration, music, fellowship and service.
For more information, contact Margaret Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A confirmation class is also offered every other year to prepare our 8th and 9th graders for full church membership.
Home Church youth have a wealth of opportunities to explore and develop their musical gifts. We offer band lessons for those of any age interested in learning to play a musical instrument. Wednesday afternoon choir includes sixth and seventh graders. Each year a Youth Sunday worship service, which includes special music, is designed and led by the youth. Christmas Lovefeast services and the Easter Sunrise Service also provide opportunities for youth singers and musicians. Individual youth also provide worship leadership as Sanctuary choir members, instrumental soloists, and handbell participants.
Youth plan annual mission trips and conduct fundraising activities to help support the trips. Youth involved in the fellowship also plan and conduct a full Sunday morning worship service once a year, usually in the spring.
Church Boards and Service
Two youth representatives serve for one-year terms on both the Board of Elders and the Board of Trustees. And youth may be asked to serve as readers during Holy Week services, as ushers for worship services, and as dieners (servers) for lovefeasts.
Closer to God
Messages for Youth Sunday, Christopher Stirewalt, on behalf of the Youth of Home Church, with interpretive dance. Gospel Lesson: John 17:6-19
Scripture in Dance
Youth of Home Moravian performed an interpretation of John 20:19-31 in dance, words and music, on Youth Sunday.
The Confirmation Class went to Laurel Ridge for a short retreat in September. This is the 'trust fall' at the GIC course. Everyone had a role, from the faller to the catchers, to make sure that everyone was safe. What a thrill!