Welcome to Union Cross Moravian Church

The church family here at Union Cross Moravian seeks to be a caring and supportive part of the Body of Christ.We strive to provide a wide variety of ministries and opportunities for persons of all ages to:

  •  Worship and glorify God.
  •  Cultivate and encourage spiritual growth to help meet life’s challenges.
  •  Establish lasting and supportive friendships.
  • Grow and nurture strong, healthy families.
  •  Provide creative ways to put one’s abilities and talents to work in service to and for the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you are seeking a church home in which you can worship, fellowship, and serve the Lord with brothers and sisters in faith and Christian love, there is a place for you at Union Cross Moravian Church!

We hope that you will prayerfully consider becoming a part of our church family.

Young Adult Financial Class to Begin

FIRST CLASS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 8bag_of_money

     If you’re a young adult interested in getting rid of debt, managing, spending, and saving your money more wisely, then Financial Peace University is for you! This nine-week class features financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey (you can find him on WSJS radio 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays).  Financial Peace University offers a plan for a person’s money and teaches God’s ways of handling money through video and discussion.  The sessions include biblical and practical steps to help you get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be.   

     Classes begin on Thursday, January 8,
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
at the Board of Cooperative Ministries office
500 S. Church Street in Winston-Salem.

The $95 cost per family includes all materials.  Limited scholarships are available for those with financial need. Attend the first class for free before committing to the program.

     Register for Financial Peace University by calling the Board of Cooperative Ministries at (336) 722-8126 or registering online at http://www.planetReg.com/YoungAdultFinancialClass. If you have any questions or need more information, visit www.daveramsey.com  or contact Doug Rights, Director of Youth, College and Young Adult Ministries at drights@mcsp.org.

Bulletin for 12/14/2014

The bulletin for 12/14/2014 is now posted and online.  If you want to find out what’s happening at our church check out the bulletin.

Christmas Candlelight Service

advent wreath_editedOn December 21, 2014, there will be a candlelight Lovefeast at Union Cross Moravian Church to celebrate the birth of the Christ child.  The service will start at 7  o’clock that evening.  The band will play prior to the service.

For those not familiar with a Lovefeast, it is a simple meal served with a special spiced bun and a cup of sweetened milky coffee.  A Lovefeast seeks to strengthen the bonds and the spirit of harmony, goodwill, and congeniality, as well as to forgive past disputes. It’s a time to open our hearts to the love of Christ and share it with our brothers and sisters.

Before the partaking of the Lovefeast elements a simple Moravian Blessing is said. While the congregation partakes of the bun and coffee the choir sings songs and special instrumentals may be performed. After everyone has been feed.  Candles are distributed to each participant.  The candle is a beeswax candle wrapped with red crepe paper.  The minister will usually explain the significance of the candle.  From one lit candle, the flame is passed throughout the church until the whole church is a vibrant light in the darkness. Each candle represents each person and just as the flame spread from one candle to another the love of Christ is spread from one soul to another as we proclaim him Lord.

Come join us as we celebrate the birth of
Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Bulletin for 12/07/2014

The bulletin for 12/07/2014 is now posted and on line.

Winston-Salem’s Winter Overflow Homeless Shelter

skyline“City with Dwellings is a cooperative group working to engage our whole community in the effort to end homelessness in Winston-Salem.” Their primary program is operating the W-S winter Overflow Shelter from December 1- March 31.

Each night there are opportunities for volunteering overnight, bringing meals, extending hospitality or driving a bus to transport guests. Congregations and individuals can also give to this volunteer based ministry by donating items for blessing bags. Blessing bags contain essential toiletry items and a pair of socks. Below is a list of needs that will be ongoing through the shelter season. If you collect items please drop them off at Anthony’s Plot anytime or the Board of Cooperative Ministries office at 500 S. Church St. For more information visit citywithdwellings.org/overflow/

Items Needed:
(travel size)

non-alcohol mouthwash
hand sanitizer
deodorant
baby powder
small packs of wipes
hand warmers
chapstick
small packs of tissues
undershirts
warm socks
adult size gloves & toboggans

Pancake Supper to Benefit the Backpack Program 

On December 4, 2014
Union Cross Moravian Church 
 at 4295 High Point Road,
Winston-Salem, NC
Will have a
Pancake supper from 5-7 P.M. with special music by Casey Brown and the Saints and Sinners to benefit the pancake
Backpack Program of Union Cross Academy.

If you’re not familiar with the backpack program, it’s not where we give away backpacks!  Instead we give away food to needy children for the weekends.  I’m sure many of you are aware that a large group of children receive free or discounted meals during the school year-which is great!  But some of these same children do not have adequate food over the weekends and come to school tired and hungry on Monday mornings.  They are not at their best to learn and achieve.
 
Union Cross Moravian and Union Cross Baptist have joined together to help alleviate some of this need.  Each week food is packed and secretly put in student’s backpacks for the weekend.
 
It costs $200 to feed one child for 42 weekends.  The program has been given a grant of $10,000 for the first year to feed 50 children.   In order to keep this an ongoing program, both Union Cross Moravian and Union Cross Baptist will be having fundraisers over the next year to provide for next year’s students.
Come out and enjoy good food and good fellowship for a good cause!
 

Bulletin for 11/23/2014 and 11/30/2014

The bulletin for 11/23/2014 and 11/30/2014 are now posted and online.

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

Help Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries
with a Christmas outreach at the jail
by providing cookies to give inmates at the
Forsyth County Detention Center

sugar_cookies300 dozen cookies are needed—that’s 3600 cookies!
(this will enable us to give each inmate 4 cookies)

You may make homemade or purchase cookies—large (about 3inch diameter), sturdy cookies such as sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal or peanut butter.

Contact Claudette to sign-up for the number of cookies you can provide, claudette@forsythjpm.org, or 336-759-0063

Please deliver the cookies in sealed, bulk containers
to our ministry’s office:
Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries’ McGee-Hedgley Chapel
307 Craft Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
on Friday, December 19, between 9am-4pm.

Thank you for helping us share
Cookies and Christ at Christmastime!

Bulletin for 11/16/2014

The bulletin for 11/16/2014 is now posted and online.

Pinto Bean Supper-Success

Thank you

to everyone who came outbeans and supported the pinto bean supper. The supper brought in $504 dollars for the backpack ministry of Union Cross Academy.  One way to look at it is: $504 is enough to feed 2.5 children for the school year through the backpack ministry.  The food that is given each week is for those children that might not have enough food throughout the weekend.

We especially thank all those people that made cornbread, cooked beans, chopped onions, made slaw, provided desserts and drinks, cooked greens and helped serve.   It was a rainy cold evening and everyone’s participation was greatly appreciated.