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.
On Saturday, March 22nd, Friedberg Moravain will host “Moravians Unlocking the Gospel” . We think Rev. Robert Wolfe needs to stay in jail, so the music ministries of Friedberg are going to raise money to make sure he does. (Robert is one of the ministers to the Forsyth County jail and the Cherry Street prison. He needs to stay in jail and spread the gospel and minister to the needy.) This fundraiser will go to help support his ministry.
The senior choir, Steel Praisin, Praise Band and the Cherry Street Prison Choir will provide the musical entertainment. Band players form other Moravian churches in the province will join together for the band prelude at 5:30 pm.
At 6:00 pm we will gather in the Friedberg’s Family Life Center to sample over 25 cakes and pies, drink some lovefeast coffee and enjoy fellowship as we have a professional auctioneer manage the bidding. Along with the desserts, we will also auction a quilt donated by the Prayers and Squares, two foundation stones from the old sanctuary, seats at Mrs. Evva Hanes’ dinner table, and a framed print.
There will be two desserts of each kind. One we will cut for you to sample, and the other one will be auctioned. Some of the cake flavors are: orange dreamsicle, red velvet, carrot, honey apple, Italian cream, fresh coconut, hummingbird cake, chocolate pound and cheesecake.
Please spread the word to your friends within your congregation as well as other churches. We want to fill the Family Life Center
News from the Widow’s Society
At its annual meeting on Thursday, October 24, 2013, the members voted an increase in the amount the eligible widows will receive in 2014. The amount is now to be $550.00 per year.
This payout is available from the dividends paid from the portfolio managed by the Moravian Ministries Foundation. The portfolio presently is valued at $933,500.00. We realize that $550.00 per year does not seem like a lot of money, but when you are a widow surviving on a fixed income, that amount can really help. AND, we have never had a lady send it back saying…”I don’t need it.”
All eligible Moravian men are encouraged to join the Widow’s Society. Married men may join before they reach the age of 61.
For more information, and an application, you may call Bill Campbell at 336 403 3209
Submitted by Bill Campbell
The Moravian Task Force on Environmental Stewardship
How do we live out our faith through the care of creation? The 5th Annual Moravian Environmental Stewardship Conference: Living Water explores this call of care on April 25-27 at Higgins Lodge, Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference & Retreat Center. Hear from a variety of engaging speakers including: Dean Naujoks, The Yadkin River keeper and experts from the NC Wildlife Federation, Clean Water for NC, and more. For more information and registration visit moravianbcm.org!
College Age Moravians
A spring break mission trip is scheduled for Moravian college age students. Students will travel to Staten Island, New York to assist in Hurricane Sandy Relief from Saturday, March 8th to Friday, March 14th. Students will also have an opportunity to visit the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Times Square and possibly a Broadway Play. For more information, contact Doug Rights at 336.722.8126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spiritual Life Retreat sponsored by the Provincial Women’s Board is designed as a relaxing, renewing time celebrating our sisterhood in Christ, while providing growth opportunities for our spiritual lives. It is a wonderful way to meet women from other churches in the Southern Province. All women are welcome and invited.
The Rev. Ginny Tobiassen, Associate Pastor at Home Moravian Church, will facilitate the 2014 Spiritual Life Retreat to be held May 2-4 at Laurel Ridge. Using Acts 9:36-42, The Reverend Tobiassen will lead us as we celebrate our unique spiritual journey and recognize the power of God in “ The Acts of Our Hands.” In addition to your Bible, please bring one hand-made item that was made by someone you know.
For more information and registration forms contact the PWB at 722-4911
Submitted by Tamra Thomas, President of PWB
The bulletin for 03/02/2014 is now posted and online.
Let’s get ready
March 1st, 2014
All UTES will meet at church at 9:30 prepared to plant bulbs.
Please bring gloves, spades or shovels. We will eat lunch while out and will be home by 2. Please make every effort to be there. Remember, if you plan on attending Laurel Ridge with us in May you MUST attend these mission projects.
If you missed the service this past week the bulletin for 02/23/2014 is now online and posted.
The bulletin for 02/16/2014 is now online and posted.
The snow was nice and I hope everyone enjoyed it–making snowmen, sledding, having snowball fights, eating snow cream, and just admiring God beauty. But we’ve been busy here, too. Some of God’s helpers have been here making sure that God’s house will be ready for worship on Sunday morning. Between today’s work and tomorrows sun the parking lot and Church should be ready for your attendance. If you’ve had cabin fever what better place to come, too.