Upcoming Special Services:
- Sunday, November 19th, 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Lovefeast
- Sunday, December 3rd , 11 a.m. & 12 noon First Sunday of Advent & Advent Lunch
- Sunday, December 10th, 11 a.m. Children’s Christmas Program
- Friday, December 22nd, 6 p.m. Candlelight Service
- Sunday, December 24th, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Lovefeasts
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET
WHAT: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, apples, grits, juice and coffee (regular & decaf)
WHO: Sponsored by Christ Moravian Church
WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am
WHERE: Christ Moravian Church Fellowship Building at 919 W. Academy Street, Winston-Salem
COST: $10.00 for adults and children age 6 and up and $5.00 for children age 5 and under. Take-out will also be available.
WHY: Raise money for the Outreach Fund which helps people in our church and in the community.
Christ Moravian Church warmly welcomes Bishop Lane Sapp this Sunday, October 15th!
Lane Sapp is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. He grew up at Clemmons Moravian Church where he was ordained in 1987. Lane is a graduate of High Point College and Moravian Theological Seminary. He was the founding pastor of Good Shepherd Moravian Church and recently completed a 27-year pastorate at Calvary Moravian Church. Lane currently serves as Director of the Commission on Ministry for the Moravian Church, Southern Province. Lane was elected a bishop of the Worldwide Unity in 2002.
Lane is married to Lilyann Sapp (née Baker) and they have twin sons, Jonathan and Charles. Lilyann is a retired registered nurse.
Rev. Sandra Thigpen was born in Louisville, Kentucky and was relocated to Chicago, Illinois at the age of two. She made a profession of Jesus Christ, at the age of twelve, and became a member of the Hill Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky while visiting her grandparents. She is the mother of one child, Brian Christopher Thigpen, two beautiful girls, Cristina and Cassandra and great-grandmother to four; Kendrick, Chandler, Chloe and Clare.
In 1991, Rev. Thigpen became the first female Chaplain to serve in an adult male correctional facility in the state of North Carolina. She served as an Associate Chaplain at Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries seven years and Assistant Senior Chaplain for three years. Her work involved ministry in three facilities – the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center, The Forsyth Correctional Center (Cherry Street Prison) and Forsyth Juvenile Detention Center.
Additionally, Rev. Thigpen served as Chaplain at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital while completing studies in Clinical Pastoral Education. She was a licensed Clinical Social Worker 18 years with the Kentucky School System; Clinical Social Worker with the Jefferson County Government; Coordinator of Prison Fellowship Ministries; Community Liaison for the Kentucky Department of Corrections – Eddyville State Penitentiary and Associate Chaplain for the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women.
Rev. Thigpen has worked with the homeless, advocated for rape relief victims and has been the facilitator for Family Leadership Training; Women’s Issues; Life Skills Development; Spiritual Renewal and Spiritual Retreats with the N.C. Baptist Hospital, numerous denominations as well as the Moravian Churches of the Southern Province and Caribbean.
In 1997, she was awarded the National Women of Achievement Award for Religion. Reverend Thigpen was 1999 Keynote Speaker for the International Moravian Women’s Conference and the Millenium Speaker for the Virgin Islands Moravian Women’s Fellowship Conference in September of 2000. She was involved in Short-term missions to Africa where she trained Missions Teams, preached and taught Biblical Stewardship in 2001 & 2002. She traveled to the Holy Land in 2006 to enhance training by learning more about the land of Jesus’ birth and ministry. Rev. Thigpen became the first African American Woman to the Pastorate in the Moravian Church in America. She served as Pastor to St. Philips Moravian Church, the oldest African- American Church yet standing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for three years and Pastor of Grace Moravian Church, Queens, New York. When asked for biographical data, she responds, “Just tell them that I am a servant of God, everything else is unimportant.”
There will be worship service in Winston-Salem at the church at 11 a.m., in addition to the Laurel Ridge worship service. No Opening Exercise and No Sunday School this week. 🙂
See Newsletter and last week’s bulletin for Laurel Ridge information.
Spread the Word!!! Saturday, October 28th 8 a.m.-1 p.m.!
There will be no services this Sunday, 9/17/23. See letter from Pastor Reed below. Stay well.
Take a break from the heat and come support our own Matt Pace as he gives the sermon this Sunday at 11 a.m.!
Jack Crater – Regis College
Lora Glen – NC State University
Tinley Riddle – W. Forsyth High School
Kendall Wright – E. Carolina University
This Saturday @ 10:30 a.m. on the church grounds! Come join us!
Each at 7 p.m. at Christ Moravian Church, 919 W. Academy Street in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Come join us!
He is Risen! Happy Easter!
Holy Week Readings:
Sunday, April 2nd – Palm Sunday 11 a.m. Worship Service
Monday, April 3rd – Friday, April 7th nightly @ 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday –communion
Good Friday — Lovefeast
THIS SUNDAY! March 12, 2023
Image by Freepik
Easter 2023 at Christ Moravian Church
Palm Sunday Sunday, April 2nd, 11 a.m. Worship Service
Holy Week Readings Monday, April 3rd – Friday, April 7th nightly @ 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday –communion Good Friday – Lovefeast
Easter Egg Hunt!! Saturday, April 8th @ 10:30 a.m.
See the Women’s Fellowship Bulletin Board for sign-ups!
Sermon audio is temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties…we will have it back on the site as soon as possible.
Saturday, Dec. 24 @ 6 p.m.–Christmas Eve Lovefeast. (indoors)
Sunday, Dec. 25 @ 11 a.m.–Christmas Day Worship Service.
Church members and visitors are welcome to join us in a Candle Trim Dinner and trimming of Candles on December 6th, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Christ Moravian Fellowship Building.
Check out the new FB page! We had to create a new facebook page due to log-in difficulties. Thank you for your understanding. Please “Follow” our page!
The church office will be closed this Thursday, Nov. 24th and Friday, Nov. 25th.
Come join us as we worship with grateful hearts in our Thanksgiving Lovefeast.
Invite friends and family to this special time of worship.
Sunday, Nov. 20th at 11 a.m.
See you there!
We will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Sunnyside Ministry from November 6 – 20. Please bring your donations and place them in the front of the sanctuary. All items will be delivered to Sunnyside on the 21st.
There will be a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Fellowship Building. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and under. All proceeds will go to the Outreach Fund which is used to help those in need in the church and the neighborhood.
Christmas Card Boxes for Special Friends
Christmas is a time for getting in touch with friends and family and letting them know that you are thinking about them. There will be decorated boxes for our Special Friends and you may put Christmas cards in the boxes. The boxes will be put out beginning November 6th and ending on December 11th. Our list of Special Friends is:
|Forest Ader||Marvin & Louise Calloway|
|Ruth Cheek||John Denham|
|DeEtte Jarrard||Skip & Eileen Johnson|
|Freddie Meadows||Rosie Sloan|
|Thelma Sparks||Richard & Jean Spaugh|
|Doug & Roberta Stutts|
The Christian Education Committee is sponsoring our Advent Lunch following the service on Sunday, November 27, 2022. The main course of pulled pork BBQ and pulled chicken BBQ will be provided. Members are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. Join us as we celebrate the 1st Sunday in Advent.