Three acts of love for Moravian dads

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Fatherhood has been my favorite blessing and role in life. I have loved watching my two sons grow up in the church and become fine men. For me, Father’s Day is not about the gifts I will receive. It is more blessed to give than to receive. And I want to give my family everything I can. I ...

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In remembrance

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Since the end of the Civil War, Americans have paused at the end of May to remember and honor their loved ones who fought for our freedom. I am old enough to remember this occasion as “Decoration Day.” In the Eastern Kentucky town where I grew up, people still gather socially with flowers and lawn chairs in the cemetery. Scouts adorn the graves of veterans, including my father’s, with individual American flags. It is important to remember. And memorials ...

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In all things, love

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Like you, the Moravian Ministries Foundation in America is adapting and changing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and facing circumstances that no one could have imagined. We continue to learn and to adjust. We’re sure that you do too. You have important priorities for service to God as well as your family and loved ones.

Faith and cooperation are alternatives to hardship. It is easy to discount this simple truism, and sometimes difficult to live it in practice. Yet during ...

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You’re essential!

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Lately we’ve been hearing the word “essential” a lot. It’s being used to describe work that must continue, even during a pandemic. Doctors, nurses, grocery clerks, custodians, and truck drivers are essential – and we appreciate what they do. Moravians have long used the same word in our motto to distinguish the things in which we must have unity from the things in which ...

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Extraordinary Remembrance

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By Lydian Bernhardt

For years, Nancy Harney was a dedicated and joyful church worker at College Hill Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Pa. Church treasurer, co-Sunday School superintendent, board and committee member — she jumped in and did it all.

Her husband Rich, however, took a longer path to church involvement.

“Nancy got involved at the church at the time that our oldest son was baptized, and was extremely active in every aspect of church life,” says Rich Harney. “I grew up attending ...

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Funding God’s work: A call for grant applications

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Thanks to the generosity of donors to the new Moravian Field of Interest Funds, your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) is now in a position to make grants for ministries that provide:

  • Clothing
  • Housing & shelter
  • Healing & health
  • Prison ministry

On Valentine’s Day, MMFA awarded 13 grants totaling $6,500 to ministries associated with feeding the hungry. This new grant cycle ...

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Funding God’s work: A call for grant applications

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Thanks to the generosity of donors to the new Moravian Field of Interest Funds, your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) is now in a position to make grants for ministries that provide:

  • Clothing
  • Housing & shelter
  • Healing & health
  • Prison ministry

On Valentine’s Day, MMFA awarded 13 grants totaling $6,500 to ministries associated with feeding the hungry. This new grant cycle focuses on areas of ministry where the core purpose is not providing food.

Application & Timing

“We encourage US Moravian congregations, agencies, fellowships, and ...

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Bethania Moravian Church puts Giving Portal to good use

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Pictured: Leaders at Bethania Moravian Church, established in 1760, were early adopters of the Moravian Giving Portal. Left to right: Darrel Flippin, Dennis Ford, Interim Pastor The Rev. Judy Knopf, Trustee Chair Henry Gough, Tony Craddock.

“We noticed less than 25% of Moravian congregations had online giving enabled on their websites,” said Chris Spaugh, president and CEO of the Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA). “The priority, local talent, and infrastructure of using technology varies widely among congregations and ministries. We ...

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$6,500 granted for hunger ministries

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You are sharing the love this Valentine’s Day! Your contributions to the new Moravian Hunger & Thirst Field of Interest Fund on the Giving Portal have resulted in $6,500.00 in grants to 13 different congregations and ministries to feed the hungry. Thanks to your generosity, the following ministries have been awarded grants:

  • Anthony’s Plot, ...
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Clarity in gift planning and investing

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It’s a new year and a new decade. It’s the perfect time to think about the future, your gift planning, and investing. In the secular world, we value research, analysts, advisors, and banks. We seek their assessments of the financial and political landscape and their insight on likely scenarios. To be clear, being informed is important.

Yet, it is a unique characteristic of Moravian heritage to also actively seek God’s will in making important decisions and plans. We no ...

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