Lots of luck?

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As March approaches, my thoughts turn toward pots of gold at the end of rainbows and the luck of the Irish. But, is the secular concept of luck at all biblical? I am specifically speaking of the dictionary definition of luck: “success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions.”

God is in control

My own discernment is that this ...

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How can our faith make us more resilent in times of grief?

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By Jennifer Daniels

Regardless of how positive you are, the loss of a loved one can turn your world upside-down, making it difficult to feel the love and support of family members and fellow worshippers from church. The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, which lists down different life events, shows that losing a spouse is the most stressful of all – both personally and ...

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Discover Financial Peace in 2019

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Your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America is pleased to announce a new partnership with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This partnership allows U.S. Moravian congregations to acquire all the program materials needed to lead this time-tested and highly-regarded program at a fraction of the usual cost.

We have sent information about this offer to all U.S. Moravian pastors and asked them to pass it along to ...

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We speakers of English are at a disadvantage when it comes to discussing love. We use the same word “love” to describe very different concepts for which the Greeks had different words. Even when we use the more specific word “agape,” words seem inadequate to discuss the divine force that is Christian love. But, here goes one feeble attempt. My journey is teaching me these three concepts that start with the last letter of our word “love.” Love is essential, ...

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Extraordinary Builders

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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Gifts

By Lydian Bernhardt

The McElveens are builders.

Builders of houses, like the dilapidated cabin The Rev. Bill McElveen and his wife Carol bought in 1959. They spent the next 52 years working hard to turn it into a showplace as a hobby.

Builders of congregations, like Messiah Moravian Church in Winston-Salem and Unity Moravian Church in Lewisville, a congregation they and a number of fine lay people started. Bill now pastors 197-year-old St. Philips Moravian Church, which is ...

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Thy Will be done

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We pray with assurance that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. But making sure your own wishes are honored requires planning and documentation. Your Foundation can help.

Do you have a Last Will & Testament? Is it up to date? Does it remember your family, church, and the Moravian ministries you love? If you could not answer ...

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The ‘inreach’ of Candle Tea

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It’s easy to see Candle Tea as community outreach. Congregations that host Candle Tea can quantify the number visitors, number of artisans and vendors, dollars earned for ministry, and more. It most certainly is an opportunity to share our Moravian history and traditions with our neighbors. And it’s easy to view it as strictly external in focus.

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For All the Saints

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At this time of year, many Moravian congregations proclaim our liturgy for All Saints during worship.

“Behold, a great multitude, which no one can number, out of every nation and of all tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, with palm branches in their hands . . .” it begins.

Moravians use the word “saint” in a more general, inclusive way than Roman Catholics. We have no formal process to declare or bestow sainthood. ...

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Your Firm Foundation

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The Moravian Ministries Foundation in America is YOUR foundation — governed by a Board of Trustees who are Moravians, just like you. They’re proven leaders from across our American Moravian communities and congregations. Meet and welcome our rising chair, vice chair, and new members:

Charles Selden (Sandy) Baldwin, III is Board Chair 2019. He is a life-long member of Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC, where he has served as Trustee and currently serves on the Finance Committee. Sandy ...

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