News from Hope and the Southern Province November & December 2019

News from Hope and the Southern Province November & December 2019
News from Hope and the Southern Province
            November & December 2019




                   Church Council Meeting
                   Church Council will be held next Sunday, November 10, following our morn-
                   ing worship service in the fellowship hall. All members are encouraged to
                   attend the meeting. We will review the past year, elect officers, present a “working
                   budget” and cover other business deemed necessary for the good of the church.
                   Following adjournment, we will share in a potluck luncheon in the fellowship hall -
                   drinks, napkins, plates and silverware will be provided. Copies of position descrip-
                   tions are available on the bookcase below the office stairs for your use.

Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child boxes are located                    F estival of C hrist
in the lovefeast kitchen. We have preprint-
ed collapsible cardboard boxes available for                   the C hief E lder
your use. Please take as many boxes as you                      H oly C ommunion
would like to fill. The Women’s Fellowship
will pay the shipping for your shoebox.                           C elebration
“How to Pack Your Shoebox Gift” leaflets are
                                                              Sunday, November 10,
also available. Boxes should be returned to
                                                              Band Prelude 9:30am
the church by Sunday, November 10.                              Worship with Holy
Please contact Jane Polivka with questions.                   Communion 10:00am

Band Schedule
Following is our schedule for the remainder of this year.
 Sunday, November 10, 9:30am| Chief Elder Communion Prelude
 Wednesday, November 27, 7:00pm | Thanksgiving Lovefeast Prelude
 Sunday, December 1, 9:30am | First Sunday of Advent Prelude
 Sunday, December 8, 9:30am | Second Sunday of Advent Prelude
 Sunday, December 15, 9:30am |Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols Prelude (also play during
   the service)
 Sunday, December 22, 3:15pm | Christmas Lovefeast Prelude, (No morning service prelude)
 Tuesday, December 24, 3:15pm | Christmas Eve Lovefeast Prelude
 Sunday, January 5, 9:30am | Epiphany Holy Communion Prelude
I will let you know as I learn of other opportunities in our community such as Candle Tea in
Salem, when I get details. Thanks so much for using your talents in our musical ministry.
                                                                    Keith
News from Hope and the Southern Province November & December 2019
Winter Journey Retreat at Laurel Ridge
                                         January 24-26.

Winter Journey returns to Higgins Lodge, January 24-26, 2020. This weekend retreat offers opportuni-
ties for spiritual formation and personal growth in what is often regarded as a dormant season of the
year. Participants will share fellowship, meals, and worship as a large group while breaking into three
smaller program tracks. The retreat schedule is balanced between programmed and un-programmed
time.
Rick Sides will lead a biblical studies track on Whose World Is It Anyway? : A Living Faith for a Liv-
ing Planet. Rick is a retired Moravian pastor and environmental educator with a heart for helping peo-
ple of faith build an inquisitive, loving and caring relationship with nature. Ruth Cole Burcaw, Execu-
tive Director of our Board of Cooperative Ministries will lead The Path of Self-Discovery: Growing in
Faith, Love, and Hope, exploring personality and spiritual types as a way to enrich the faith jour-
ney. David Harold will lead Tai Chi: A Doorway to Embodying Christian Peace. David, a 40-year
practitioner of Tai Chi, will share how this ancient Chinese movement discipline can help us practice and
embody some of the more challenging teachings of Jesus. Fran Saylor, Pastor of Mizpah Moravian
Church, will serve as Worship Leader for the event.

                                Rate includes Tuition, Room, and 6 meals
                                       -Single occupancy, per person $260
                                      -Double occupancy, per person $160
                     A limited amount of partial scholarship assistance is available.
                  Please contact Laurel Ridge for additional information or to register:
                             www.laurelridge.org | info@laurelridge,org
                                            1 (888) 831-5922

News from Sunnyside...
Food Pantry Needs
HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S HEALTH?
     School studies have shown that students that wash their hands with soap frequently are healthier
and miss less school. A bar of soap is the most cost effective way to stop the spread of illness in our com-
munity. 10 bars of Ivory soap are $3.99 at Target. The items listed below cannot be purchased with food
stamps. They are often luxury items in homes that are in poverty. Make a difference by providing these
items to those in need. Make a difference for a family today.
   Tooth Brushes
   Bars of Soap
   Laundry Detergent
   Toilet Tissue
Clothing Center Needs
   Linens - Sheets of all sizes
   Towels and Wash Clothes
   Blankets (we started to distribute in October, so we need to restock now)
   Diapers (especially sizes 4, 5, 6 & Pull-Ups)

News From Sunnyside Ministry        Our standard non-food items          Products of the Month
Food Pantry                         are:                                  November: Canned Tomato
Our standard food items are:         Toilet Paper                       Products and Soup
 Peanut Butter                     Soap                               December: Canned
 Saltine Crackers                  Laundry Detergent                    Beans, Corn, and
 Dry Pasta Noodles                 Shampoo                              Vegetables
                                     Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
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News from Hope and the Southern Province November & December 2019
Acolyte/Liturgist                          Greeters                                   Children’s Messenger                                Scripture Reader
3rd:                                 3rd:    TBD                                          3rd: TBD                                        3rd:    TBD
10th:    Linda Worley                10th:   Mike Smith                                   10th: Linda Worley                              10th:   Pastor David
17th:                                17th:   Steve Trantham                               17th: Lynn Coore                                17th:   Melody Lee
24th:                                24th:   Bradd Craver                                 24th: Heather Branch                            24th:   Keith Weatherman
28th:                                28th:   Pat Foster & Mike Wallace                    28th: Pastor David                              28th:   Pastor David

                   Ushers                                                                                                                   Nursery
3rd:    TBD                                                                                                           3rd:     No Nursery-Children Welcome in Service
10th:   Ken Butner & Mike Wallace                                                                                     10th:    Kathy Gerald & Summer Gerald
17th:   Kevin Absher & Bobby Jones                                                                                    17th:    Vicky Smith & Heather Branch
24th:   Ron Reed & Bobby Jones                                                                                        24th:    Bobby & Debbie Jones
28th:   Bobby Jones & Dustin Allen                                                                                    28th:    No Nursery-Children Welcome in Service

                             Sun                                  Mon        Tue         Wed                    Thu                 Fri                     Sat
                                                                                                                              1 All Saint’s Day     2
                                                                                                                              Drop off              Fall Bake Sale
    Sunnyside Items for November: Toilet Paper-Soap-                                                                          Baked                 fellowship hall
   Laundry Detergent-Shampoo - Toothbrushes - Tooth-                                                                          Goods for
                                                                                                                              Bake Sale
                                                                                                                                                    9-11:00 am

                 paste & Canned Soups                                                                                         6:30-7:30pm
                                                                                                                              fellowship
                                                                                                                              hall


3 Green     Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost               4          5         6                       7                  8                     9
Worship—Moravian Women’s Sunday 10:00am                                                                                                             Comenius Learning
  Traci Worley Fisher, guest speaker                          Church               Choir                                                            Series 9:00am to
Sunday School 11:05am                                         Board                Practice                                                         3:00pm (Hope
World Mission Lovefeast 3:00pm, band prelude                  Meeting              6:30pm                                                           sanctuary &
2:30pm (Christ Moravian Church)                               7:00pm                                                                                fellowship hall)

 Daylight Saving Time Ends                                                                         Sanctuary & Fellowship hall reserved for Comenius
                                                                                                             Learning Series preparation
Sanctuary flowers (Women’s Fellowship)


10 White Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost 11 Veterans                12        13 Festival of Christ   14                 15                    16
Band Prelude 9:30am                                 Day                                The Chief Elder

Worship-Festival of Christ the Chief Elder Holy                                    Community
Communion 10:00am                                                                  Lunch-Noon
Church Council 11:05am - fellowship hall                                           (fellowship                                                     Extra Life Video Game
Potluck Luncheon noon - fellowship hall                                            hall)                                                           Charity Marathon
                                                                                   Choir                                                           11-2 from 8:00am until
Sanctuary flowers (Women’s Fellowship)
                                                                                   Practice
                                                                                   6:30pm

17 Green Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost                  18         19        20                      21                 22                23
Worship 10:00am                                                                    Choir                   Circle                  Sanctuary & fellowship hall
Sunday School 11:05am                                                              Practice                Meeting                 reserved all day, Ron Reed
                                                                                   6:30pm                  6:30pm
Extra Life Video Game Charity Marathon ends 8:00am                                                         (home of
                                                                                                           Linda
                                                                                                           Worley)

24 White                              Reign of Christ         25         26        27                      28                 29                    30
                            (Christ the King Sunday)                               Thanksgiving
Worship 10:00 am                                                                   Eve Lovefeast
Sunday School 11:05am                                                              Band Prelude
                                                                                   7:00pm
                                                                                   Lovefeast
                                                                                   7:30pm
                                                                                   (Joyful Noise
                                                                                   Offering -
                                                                                   Collecting non-
                                                                                   perishable food
                                                                                   for Sunnyside)
News from Hope and the Southern Province November & December 2019
Acolyte/Liturgist                                  Greeters                                            Children’s Messenger                           Scripture Reader
1st:                                  1st:    Shannon Meinberg                                    1st:    Vicky Smith                               1st:    Eric Crews
8th:                                  8th:    Kevin & Debbie Absher                               8th:    Allen Daniel                              8th:    Jodie Edwards
15th:                                 15th:   Jodie Edwards & Nicole Crabbe                       15th:   Billy Coore                               15th:   Allen Daniel
22nd:                                 22nd:   Mike Smith (AM service)                             22nd:   Heather Branch (AM service)               22nd:   Max Spaugh (AM service)
22nd:                                 22nd:   Scott & Nancy Brandon (Lovefeast)                   22nd:   Beth Ann Polivka (Lovefeast)              22nd:   TBD
24th:                                 24th:   John & Linda Worley                                 24th:   Linda Worley                              24th:   TBD
29th:                                 29th:   TBD                                                 29th:   Linda Worley                              29th:   TBD
                       Ushers                                                                                                                          Nursery
1st:    Jarred Poupore & Terry Crater                                                                                             1st:    Kathy Gerald & Summer Gerald
8th:    Ken Butner & John Worley                                                                                                  8th:    Jodie Edwards & Nicole Crabbe
15th:   Jodie Edwards & Nicole Crabbe                                                                                             15th:   No Nursery-Children Welcome in Service
22nd:   Mike Smith & Steve Trantham (AM service)                                                                                  22nd:   No Nursery-Children Welcome in Service
22nd:   Chad Wallace & Mike Smith (Lovefeast)                                                                                     22nd:   No Nursery-Children Welcome in Service
24th:   John Worley & Mike Wallace (Lovefeast)                                                                                    24th:   No Nursery-Children Welcome in Service
29th:   Bradd Craver & Austin Craver                                                                                              29th:   No Nursery-Children Welcome in Service


                            Sun                           Mon                 Tue                          Wed                    Thu                  Fri                 Sat
1 Purple         First Sunday of Advent               2              3                             4                        5                   6                    7
Band Prelude 9:30am                                                                                Choir
Worship 10:00 am                                                                                   Practice 6:30pm
Candle Trimming 11:05am-fellowship
hall (lunch provided)

8 Purple   Second Sunday of Advent                    9              10                            11                       12                  13                   14
Band Prelude 9:30am                                   Church                                       Phoenix                                      Hope
Worship10:00 am                                       Board                                        Company                                      Mission Team
Sunday School 11:05 am                                Meeting                                      Christmas Lunch-                             Second
                                                      7:00pm                                       eon 11:30am-                                 Friday
                                                                                                   1:00pm                                       6:00pm
                                                                                                                                                (fellowship
                                                                                                   Choir Practice
                                                                                                                                                hall)
                                                                                                   6:30pm

15 Purple      Third Sunday of Advent                 16             17                            18                       19            20                         21
Band Prelude 9:30am                                   Band                                         Choir                    Estelle Jones                            Christmas
Worship-Festival of Nine Lessons and                  Caroling                                     Practice 6:30pm          Class                                    Cantata
Carols 10:00 am                                       6:00pm                                                                Caroling                                 Practice
                                                      (meet at                                                              5:30pm (meet                             10:00am
Children’s Lovefeast 11:10am                          Hope)                                                                 at Hope)                                 (sanctuary)




22 Purple Fourth Sunday of Advent                     23             24           Christmas Eve    25     Nativity of the
                                                                                                                            26                  27                   28
                                                                                                              Lord
Worship-Cantata 10:00 am                                                                                Christmas Day
Sunday School 11:05 am                                               Christmas Eve
                                                                     Lovefeast:
Christmas Lovefeast:                                                 Band Prelude
Band Prelude 3:15pm                                                  3:15pm
Lovefeast 4:00pm                                                     Lovefeast 4:00pm




29 White First Sunday after Christmas 30                             31
Worship (fellowship hall) 10:00 am                                   Watchnight Love-                        Sunnyside Items for December:
No Sunday School                                                     feast 11:00pm
                                                                     (Location TBD)
                                                                                                           Vegetables (peas, corn, green beans
                                                                                                                  etc.) 16 ounce cans
News from Hope and the Southern Province November & December 2019
Extra Life Video Game Charity Marathon
                        Gaming for good!
                      Saturday, November 16th 2019 - Sunday, November 17th 2019
                                 8:00am - 8:00am | Hope Moravian Church
The Hope Mission Team is participating in the Extra Life Video Game Charity Marathon for the third year in
a row! For 24 hours, youth and adults from Hope, and any friends who would like to join, are invited to
spend 24 hours gaming to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For the past two years, the Mission
Team has raised almost $2,000 to benefit children in need. All are invited to come for as long or as short as
possible as we will need folks to be gaming at all hours of the 24 hour block. Mission Team members will be
providing some game stations (PlayStation 2, 3, and 4, Nintendo 64, WiiU, Switch, and more) along with
games rated T or below. Participants are encouraged to bring their own systems and monitors as well!
There will be a Safe Sanctuary approved member of Hope Church present at all times and the fellowship
hall will be locked through the night for safety. We would greatly appreciate any monetary donations to
Children’s Miracle Network as well as any snacks you would like to provide to the gamers for the day.
Donations can be made electronically at this link:
                                      https://www.extra-life.org/team/47879




Women’s Circle Meeting
Women’s Circle Meeting will be held at 6:30pm on November 21st at
the home of Linda Worley. This will be a special Christmas gathering.
The menu will be Chili with numerous toppings, two desserts, one
being gluten free. Decaffeinated tea, decaffeinated coffee and mulled
cider.
We will also be doing “Dirty” Santa....so bring a wrapped gift, up to
$10 total.
All ladies are invited, and we do ask for preparation purposes, that
you let Linda know by Sunday, November 17 if you plan to attend.
We hope you can come join us for an evening of laughter and won-
derful fellowship together…
                                      - the Hope Women’s Fellowship

                            Thanksgiving Eve Lovefeast
                            Wednesday, November 27 – Join us for a very special evening of worship as
                            WE COME TOGETHER TO GIVE THANKS FOR GOD'S MANY BLESSINGS.
                            This is a joyful evening as our youth will be assisting with the service. We
                            will have the opportunity to give support to Sunnyside Ministry in their on-
                            going work as the children collect a “Joyful Noise Offering.”
                            Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join in this evening of worship
                            and thanksgiving. The Band will play a prelude at 7:00pm and the service
                            will begin at 7:30pm.
                            Everyone is asked to bring canned food,
                            and dry goods for Sunnyside Ministry.
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News from Hope and the Southern Province November & December 2019
Invite your friends and join us for our
                                Advent and Christmas Events!
                       First Sunday of Advent - December 1, 2019
                    December 1 begins the season of Advent and our traditional lighting of the first
                    candle on the Advent wreath. We invite parents to choose a time for your child to
                    participate in lighting a candle during this special time of the church year. The
               Advent wreath sign-up sheet will be available in the vestibule on Sunday, November 3.
Candle Trimming
Our annual candle trimming will be held on Sunday, December 1 during the Sunday school hour in
the fellowship hall. Lunch will be provided by the Women’s Fellowship. All are invited to attend as we
prepare for the Christmas Season.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Since 1984 our band has lead us in worship on a Sunday morning during the Advent Season. The
service this year will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 10:00am. (Band prelude 9:30am) Please
plan to attend our Festival of Lessons and Carols service as we glorify our Lord through His gift of
music.
Children’s Lovefeast
Sunday December 15, 11:10am in the fellowship hall. Bring your children as we celebrate the birth
of Jesus with music and a service of Lovefeast.
Estelle Jones Class Caroling
The Estelle Jones Class invites you to join them on December 19 for caroling. We will meet at the
church at 5:30pm.
Christmas Cantata
Sunday December 22 at 10:00am the Adult Choir will present the Christmas Cantata “Celebrate! The
Joy and Wonder of Christmas”.
On Saturday, December 21 the church choir will hold a final practice for the Christmas cantata at
10:00am in the sanctuary.
Recycle Your Lovefeast Candles
By returning used Christmas Lovefeast candles to the candle maker we receive a credit which helps
save on expenses. Baskets will be located near each exit for your candles. Thanks for your help.
             Hope Moravian Christmas Lovefeast and Candle Services
                                    Fourth Sunday of Advent
                                       December 22, 2019
                               Christmas Lovefeast & Candle Service
                                      Band Prelude 3:15pm
                                        Lovefeast 4:00pm
                              No Nursery-Children Welcome in Service
                                         Christmas Eve
                                       December 24, 2019
                             Christmas Eve Lovefeast & Candle Service
                                      Band Prelude 3:15pm
                                        Lovefeast 4:00pm
                              No Nursery-Children Welcome in Service




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2759 Hope Church Road
    Winston-Salem, NC 27127-8773
    Address Correction Requested




     Church Office: 336.765.8017
     hopemoraviannc@triad.rr.com
     www.hopemoraviannc.org
     Worship Service 10:00am
     Sunday School 11:05am




                 Hope Moravian Church
        Acolytes: Linda Worley, Keith Weatherman
                      Gerald Spaugh
                                                                         Kenny & Janice Butner........ Older Adult Representatives
                 Board Members                                           Debbie Jones ................................................... Sacristan
Austin Craver     Max Spaugh                      Kevin Absher           Nicole Crabbe .......................................... Asst. Sacristan
Keith Weatherman Mike Wallace                       Ron Reed             Debbie Jones .................................... Flower Coordinator
Janice Butner    Jarred Poupore                   Scott Brandon          Vicky Smith ........................ Kitchen & Chicken Pie Chair
                                                                         Heather Branch ........................................... Head Diener
                             Church Directory                            Debbie Jones ............................... Assistant Head Diener
Max Spaugh ......... Vice-Chairman, Hope Church Board                    Kip Crabbe & Mark Edwards .................... Coffeemakers
Bobby Jones ............................................... Head Usher   Vicky Smith ..................... Women’s Fellowship President
Ron Reed ..................................... Assistant Head Usher      Nicole Crabbe .................................................. Archivist
Keith Weatherman .................................. Band Director        Nicole Crabbe, Jodie Edwards & Vicky Smith .................
Becky Hartzog ................................... Church Musician        ........................................................... VBS Coordinators
Linda Worley ................................. Nursery Coordinator       Nicole Crabbe ........................ Church Council Secretary
John & Linda Worley ............................ Sunday School           Bobby Jones and Ron Reed .......... Graveyard Committee
 ...................................... Superintendent—Curriculum        Mike Smith & Bobby Jones .............................................
John & Linda Worley… ................................................    .............................................. Maintenance Coordinators
 ....................... Sunday School Superintendent—Social             Jarred Poupore ................................................ Treasurer
Max Spaugh and Debbie Absher...RCC Representatives                       Susan Weatherman ................. Administrative Assistant

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