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The Synods of both the 2018 Northern and Southern Provinces passed resolutions to establish a Moravian Day of Service inviting all North American congregations to join together in Christian servic while celebrating our compassionate engagement in the communities in which we live. September 15, 2019 has been established as the day of celebration to be held in your morning worship service and all congregations are invited to plan service activities on that weekend (or anytime that best fits your schedule). Just get out there at SERVE in Jesus’ name!
Here are some suggestions that your congregation can do no matter where you are located.
"Go and do likewise." - Luke 10:37
The following pages list Moravian ministries from around the Northern and Southern Provinces that would welcome your congregation to come and serve as part of this day of service. Some locations are offering a specific date for service others are open to choosing a date and project that would best suit your group. We realize that there are many congregations that are not located near any of these sites, but we would invite you to find a social service ministry, park, or a way that you can offer something needful to your community.
Estamos Unidos is a community called to serve the Hispanic immigrant community of Winston-Salem, NC through living testimony of our Christian faith by providing education to first-generation Hispanics and their descendants.
Join us on a Day of Service as we fellowship on a Friday afternoon and evening on September 13th Sisters and brothers from Estamos Unidos would like to invite other Moravians to join us in our SunnySeeds Garden, a partnership with Anthony's Plot! This event will be one of Christian fellowship, education, and service. Megan Gregory, our friend and the Forsyth County Extension Community Garden Coordinator will teach us more about pollinator-friendly native plants. We will identify host and pollinator plants, garden together and make signs for the garden as we learn how to share kindness within God’s ecosystem. This will be a bilingual, child-friendly service project. This is a great opportunity to meet our Hispanic brothers and sisters and learn how to take care of the creation God has entrusted us. Plan to get your hands and perhaps your feet dirty!
Contact: The Rev. Lisa Mullen
Location: 319 Haled Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Hope Conference and Renewal Center is the Christian outdoor ministry of the Eastern District of the Moravian Church, providing programs & facilities for adults, children & families for opportunities for community & spiritual growth.
Camp Hope is open to have groups come and help complete a variety of projects such building maintenance and cleaning, trail clearing, and landscaping. If your group has a particular skill set, they can find a project for you.
Materials to bring will depend on the designated project. Clothing will also depend on what they do, but generally it should be "work clothes."
Dates are negotiable to a time convenient for both the camp and the group.
Contact: Sue Dreydoppel
Location: 15 Ridgeway Ave, Hope, NJ 07844
Help preserve Moravian history by sharing your story!
Join us for the Moravian Historical Society for a Day of Service as we listen, honor, and preserve your story.
Since 1857, the Moravian Historical Society has collected and preserved our history. Now, we ask for your help to collect the stories and memories of current community members. Volunteers can participate in this Day of Service by interviewing a friend or family member at our site. The Moravian Historical Society will have recording areas set up and will provide a list of possible questions to help get the conversation started. Many of us regret not capturing our grandmother’s memories of her childhood. During this Day of Service, you can help gather our community members’ stories and create an invaluable archive for future generations.
This project will take place on September 14 and 15 from 1 - 4 p.m. in the historic 1740 Gray Cottage at the Moravian Historical Society located at 214 East Center Street, Nazareth, PA.
Contact: Susan Ellis
Location: 214 E Center St, Nazareth, PA 18064
Moravian Open Door is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing transitional housing and supportive services to the homeless, distressed and underserved population of New York City. It is owned by the Moravian Church Northern Province.
Moravian Open Door (MOD) Invites groups to contact the Ministry in New York City and schedule a day to come and help with either building maintenance or interactions with their residents such as supplying a meal .
Dates are flexible at the convenience of the group and scheduling at MOD.
The project chosen will determine what type of clothing volunteers should wear. At all times we encourage casual, comfortable clothing (jeans, tees, shorts, sneakers, tennis shoes etc.) that is weather appropriate. Those volunteering for projects like painting and cleaning should wear old clothing that can be thrown out if soiled or splattered with paint.
Contact: Susan Mendoza or Micael Ralling
Location: 347 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center, hosts summer camps, church groups, retreats, meetings, conferences, and weddings. They are committed to providing a rich and beautiful setting that inspires and supports creativity and discovery. It is a ministry of the Western District of the Northern Province.
Mt. Morris invites groups to contact them at anytime to schedule a day of service that is convenient for them and the Camp.
The task list is always changing, but it would almost certainly include things like clearing trails, raking/restoring flower beds, pulling weeds, raking, cutting wood and things like that.
The tool list can be discussed when they set up the date to come. For the most part they will have what each group would need.
Contact: Crystal Abler
Location: W6016 Blackhawk Rd, Wautoma, WI 5498
The Mission of Sunnyside Ministry is to follow Christ by providing hope through service, education and empowerment to those in need within our community. Following Christ by Empowering Others.
They are inviting people to come to Sunnyside on Sunday, September 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. to help with a distribution of school supplies and clothing.
Here are areas where you can sign up to volunteer any time of year:
Food Pantry: Assist Clients by bagging food orders and help clients in getting them to their cars . Receive and sort food donations.
Clothing Center: Sort and size clothing Help clients choose clothing suitable for their needs.
Interviewer: Talk with clients and assess their needs Make referrals and advise clients where to get additional help.
Receptionist: Greet clients as they arrive at Sunnyside Ministry for assistance.
Data Entry: Enter client and donor information into the computer database.
Spanish Interpreter: Translate for clients during interviews and help them in receiving the proper assistance.
Location:319 Haled Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Contact: David Holston (336-724-7558 x 103) or (Mary Beth Scebold x105)
The Tricklebee Café is a pay-what-you-can community café that offers healthy meals, food-service training, & spiritual nourishment in an underserved neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI.
They are inviting individuals and groups to volunteer on Saturday, September 14, between 9am-3pm to help with food prep, serving, cafe clean-up, neighborhood clean-up, window-washing, & gardening.
Please contact Tricklebee if you have any questions or if you want to sign up to serve.
Please dress appropriately for the tasks that you will be assisting with such as comfortable and clean clothes with closed toed shoes and a hat/bandana for food serving, and work clothes for doing the clean-up and gardening jobs.
Contact: Christie Melby-Gibbons
Location: 4424 W. North Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208