Women's Fellowship

Candle Tea, annual fall retreat

Women of Home Church: Let’s Eat!


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Don’t miss our women’s breakfast on Sunday, October 2, at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Come as you are or with a breakfast dish to share if sharing food is one of your love languages. Ham biscuits, coffee, and juice will be provided.

We’re excited to welcome the Rev. Rebecca Craver as our guest speaker. Rebecca serves as the Director of Congregational Development for the Moravian Church, Southern Province, and has rich experience in leading faith communities in reimaging their structures, practices and traditions as they embrace Jesus’ call.

If you have questions, please email the Women’s Fellowship Leadership Team (hmcwomensfellowship@gmail.com) or contact Elaine Peddycord.

Ready to come? Reserve your spot here.


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News from Women’s Fellowship


Fall Walk Series

Let’s enjoy a few miles together! Our fall walk series continues on Saturday, October 8 at 8:30 am at Home Church. We’ll walk and finish with coffee at ByGood.

Our other walks will be:

November 19: the Parcourse on Silas Creek Parkway (tailgating)

December 17: Reynolda Gardens (end at Dough Joe’s)

If you’re ready to sign up, click here. If you have questions, please email or call Laura Watson (sidesofla@aol.com).


Collection for Community Coat Closet

Circle 2 is organizing a coat collection for our Community Coat Closet. Please bring your clean, gently used coats, scarves, gloves, and toboggans in all sizes to Home Moravian Church. Bins will be available for drop off at Wednesday Night Fellowship on September 28th, and Sunday October 2nd and 9th. The Community Coat Closet is a close partner with food and clothes pantries, schools and our homeless community. The Community Coat Closet will assist in distributing these warm clothes to our brothers and sisters in need. To learn more about the Community Coat Closet click here.



Soup Group

Do you like to make soup? Have a great soup recipe you’d love to share?

Do you like to gather with friends in the kitchen? 

Would you like to provide a delicious meal to people who need a little TLC?

Join your sisters in a soup making day once a month in the church kitchen. We will gather to make soup and have wonderful fellowship while chopping and stirring!

The soups could be frozen and be ready to be delivered to church members in need of a little TLC.

Sound like something you would love to join???

Contact Lucy Strawsburg (lucystraws@gmail.com) or Debbie Drake (debbtide75@gmail.com

**The group has had an initial meeting but is excited for more people to join!**



Save the Date for Praying in Color

  • Do you ever want to pray but can’t find the words?
  • Feel antsy and can’t sit still?
  • Want to spend time with God but don’t know how?
  • Need a visual, concrete way to pray?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, mark your calendar for our Advent Praying in Color series.

Created by Sybil MacBeth, Praying in Color is “the intersection of prayer and doodling, a visual, active, meditative, and playful way to pray.” No artistic skill or prayer expertise required!

Led by Elizabeth Sides and Laura Watson, Praying in Color will be offered as a three-week series; you can join either group:

Sundays, November 27, December 4 and 11: 8:30 am-9:45 am

Thursdays, December 1, 8 and 15: 12-1 pm

More information and a sign up will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Sides.



Leadership Team Update

The Leadership Team met on Monday, August 1. We discussed a fall event and decided to have another breakfast on Sunday, October 2. We’re going to invite Rev. Rebecca Craver to be our speaker. Katrina will check in with Circle leaders so that we can share when/where people are meeting, as well as any upcoming activities to which Circles want to invite all women of the church.

We shared updates on fall events/service opportunities such as the women’s retreat, walk series, soup group and the Advent praying in color offering. We also discussed whether we could have a Women’s Fellowship-sponsored service project in early 2023 for the whole church.

Finally the Team talked about inviting women to give to the new budget, which has been reorganized to reflect the guiding principles of Women's Fellowship including Circles, Service Projects, Community Events, and Interest Projects. The goal for 2022-2023 is $7,000. We plan to mail information to all women of the church, as well as share more at the breakfast on October 2.

The next Leadership Team meeting is on Wednesday, September 14.

Rooted, Reset, Renewed at this year’s Women’s Retreat

After two years of virtual retreats, we are excited to return to an in-person weekend at Laurel Ridge with Lynn Rhoades (pastor, counselor, and co-founder of Authoring Action) leading the program.

  • When: September 23-25, 2022
  • Where: Higgins Lodge
  • What: explore stories of faith and challenge through biblical women and the wisdom of all who will gather. Together we will play, fellowship, laugh, study, reflect, meditate and worship to glean insights for the journey ahead.
  • Cost: $168 (double), $268 (single). Includes room, six meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)

Registration is now open. Click here to download the registration form and here for the Covid release form (forms also available in the church office).

If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Bodford.

The Provincial Women's Board presents:
A Spiritual Life Retreat
Friday September 16 – Sunday September 18, 2022
Retreat Facilitator: Sister Traci Fisher
 Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center
Higgins Lodge
124 Pendry Dr. Laurel Springs, NC 28644
For further information please contact:
The Provincial Women's Board
 336.722.4911             pwbmcsp@gmail.com

The mission of Women's Fellowship is to deepen relationships with God and one another through Christian fellowship and service to all. The Fellowship is open to all women over the age of 18. 

 Women's Fellowship fulfills its mission through four areas: interest groups, community events, service projects, and Circles. To learn more about each area, you can read the Fellowship's Guiding Principles. If you have an idea for an interest group, community event, or service project, and are not sure where to begin, be sure to read this document that explains how to get started turning your idea into reality. 

Getting together for the first time with your circle? Click here for more information on how to get started.

Have an idea for a Women’s Fellowship Interest Group, Service Project or Community Event? Click here for more information on what to do!


In January 2021, a Women’s Fellowship Task Force completed a year-long process that resulted in some changes in the Women’s Fellowship’s governance, organization and operations. Watch a video and download a document of the Task Force report.

The group’s major annual undertaking is the Candle Tea held early in the Advent season – guided tours of the historic Single Brothers’ House with music, candle-making, coffee and Moravian sugar cake, a visit to the putz – a hand-crafted miniature model of Old Salem and a Nativity scene – and the Christmas story. Proceeds of the event go to benevolent causes.

The Women's Fellowship also holds a fall retreat each September at Laurel Ridge. It's a time of learning, fellowship, rejuvenation and fun, open to all Home Church women and their guests.  

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