Online summer learning series from MMFA

We are please to announce the following online learning opportunities for this summer: June 15, 22 & 29 June 15, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT “Why Invest and How?” We’ll cover the basics of different types of investments and explain the benefits of each type. This will include a conversation on stocks, bonds, mutual funds,…

Understanding the new relief package

After much debate, starts and stops, Congress finally passed another round of COVID relief. It extends the above the line charitable deduction that Libby addresses below for an additional year. Most taxpayers will get another check in the mail but as usual, the provisions have many details. The Council on Foundations, of which the Moravian…

The Rt. Rev. Carol Foltz

Through the glass ceiling, there is Sky. The Rt. Rev. Carol Foltz is known for many things. Those who know her best, know that she has always loved animals. Often at her side, you will find a faithful furry friend and partner. Two-year-old Sky (pictured above) is her current sidekick. Secondly, Bishop Foltz has successfully…

The Rev. Patricia Finks Garner

She’s humble, reserved, and soft-spoken. You might never guess she is the leader of a global ministry with operations in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and America. In fact, the Unity Women’s Desk is the only undertaking of the worldwide Moravian Unity based in the United States. And The Rev. Patricia Finks Garner wrote the proposal…

The Rt. Rev. M. Blair Couch

She body surfs and rappels tall buildings with a single bound. Is it superwoman? No. It’s The Rt. Rev. M. Blair Couch from Allentown, PA. And she did indeed rappel a 12-story building in May as a fundraiser. Blair Couch is the 7th Moravian Bishop in her family line. She is, in fact, a double…

Ruth Cole Burcaw

Ruth Cole Burcaw’s journey to become Executive Director of the Board of Cooperative Ministries (BCM) in Winston-Salem may have involved both nurture and nature. Her inclination toward leadership within a Moravian context began early. She served as president of Regional Youth Council as well as both m-staff and counselor at Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp. She…

The Rev. Phyllis Smit-Seymour

“When I got the call to ministry, I could not sleep until I said ‘yes’ to God,” said The Rev. Phyllis Smit-Seymour, speaking at Fries Memorial Moravian Church in Winston-Salem this spring. The Rev. Smit-Seymour is the first woman to become Provincial Elders’ Conference (PEC) president for the Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman…

The Rev. Angelica Regalado

“If they have material needs, there’s a very good chance they have spiritual needs as well,” said The Rev. Angelica Regalado of the Hispanic population she serves in North Carolina. The Rev. Regalado is under call by the Southern Province to develop a new and emerging ministry serving Spanish-speaking immigrants in Forsyth County, N.C. She…