Office & Communications Manager
Unity Moravian Church
Position Overview: Performs clerical duties and general office functions related to the administrative activities of Unity Moravian Church.
Fields telephone calls and serves as first contact for visitors.
Composes, prepares, proofreads and distributes church correspondence for the Pastor, other staff members that are engaged in church business.
Composes and prepares routine letters and memoranda.
Maintains office files and records in accordance with office procedures.
Updates member information.
Prepares church bulletin and distributes.
Secures flowers for the sanctuary.
Manages church website and other digital platforms.
Assists the Pastor with the preparation of a yearly report to the Moravian church.
Orders and stores Sunday school and church office supplies.
Distributes incoming mail to appropriate staff members. Makes outgoing postal runs.
Prepares and maintains month church usage calendar and distributes as appropriate
Distributes and tabulates time and talent sheets, stewardship cards.
Updates Power Church software with membership and distributes church directory periodically. Collects obits for reporting deaths within the congregations.
Assists with Zoom hosting activities and other technological assistance to the Technology Committee.
Other Skills and Capabilities:
The ideal candidate should have:
Computer systems, technology and demonstrated experience in web literacy, social media skills and MS Office. Web page development knowledge or willingness to learn platforms.
Excellent writing skills.
Word Press or other web platform experience. Experience in church communication channels and be knowledgeable about available resources.
Good people skills and the ability to interact collaboratively with other people
Administrative experience is preferred.
Job Type: Salaried position requiring 20 hours per week
Salary and Benefits: $15,600 annually
Hours: 9:00-2:00 M-Thurs, Friday flexible
Vacation: Eight shifts per year
Work Location: Unity Moravian Church, 8300 Concord Church Rd. Lewisville, NC.
Start Date: No later than January 1, 2022
Prerequisites: Compliance with Drug-free Workplace, acceptable previous employment, references, and acceptable criminal background checks.
Interview Requirements: Resume, two professional references. Interviews may be held in person or by video conference.
Send cover letter, resume and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Office and Communications Manager” in the subject line. This position works with the pastor and reports directly to the church board. This position will have a 16 week-review period ending with a performance evaluation.
COVID-19 Precautions: The COVID-19 pandemic has presented changes and challenges in our worship experiences. We presently hold indoor weekly worship services following ever-evolving guidelines for safe gathering. Our service is also live streamed via Facebook and YouTube each week.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, gender, economic background, etc. may apply.
About Unity Moravian Church:
Unity Moravian Church is a dynamic, active 150-member intergenerational congregation rooted in God’s call to grow spiritually, build community, and reach out in mission and service. We gather Sundays for shared worship featuring inspiring and challenging messages, creative prayer and liturgy, and a blend of traditional and modern music featuring our many talented musicians. We gather for fellowship, mutual encouragement, and connection with each other through a variety of small groups and events. We also reach out in love and service to the larger community. We prioritize life, health, and love of each other and our neighbor and are currently working to create a vibrant, hybrid ministry that includes those of us gathering onsite and those who join us online. For more information, visit Unity Moravian Church.org.
The Moravian Church in America, part of a worldwide Protestant denomination serving Christ since 1457, continues a long-standing heritage of Christian faith, mission outreach, service to the community and the world, ecumenical cooperation, and rich musical worship. The Moravian Church is Christ-centered, emphasizing community, the person and teachings of Jesus, and simplicity in doctrine and lifestyle. Our relationship with Jesus Christ provides the basis for our relationship with each other and inspires us to serve. We also look to the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide our daily lives. The Moravian Church’s official motto is “Our Lamb has conquered. Let us follow Him.” In addition, Moravians are guided by these words: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, love.” Today’s Moravian Church strives to live the “essentials” of a Christian life: God creates, God redeems, and God sustains. We respond to God’s actions with faith, love and hope. The Moravian Church recognizes the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. Moravians also share The Daily Texts, a devotional published since 1731 around the globe. For more information, visit Moravian.org.
About Lewisville, North Carolina:
Unity Moravian Church is located in Lewisville, a suburb of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a population of nearly 14,000. Lewisville is in Forsyth County, one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Lewisville offers residents a rural, small-town feel. Public schools in Lewisville are highly rated. Shallowford Square is the setting for many of the town’s family-oriented activities and helps foster a real sense of community. From its first days as a community, where rugged pioneers loaded Nissen wagons with provisions preparing to cross the Shallow Ford as they embarked on a great adventure westward, Lewisville has embodied a sense of community, a spirit of independence, and a determination to guide its own future. For more information, visit LewisvilleNC.net.
- discuss how faith informs our wellness and daily decisions;
- assess our current state of balance and wellness;
- learn important lessons about change;
- and set goals for changes we feel called to make.
Many compasses compete to guide our lives. The Wellness Circle experience makes faith the compass that guides decisions in all areas of our lives – heart, soul, strength, and mind. When we use faith as our compass, we are better able to experience wellness and wholeness.
What: Living Compass Wellness Circles (small groups of 6-8 people) (Download more details about the group experience.)
When: Lent 2020 (6 Wednesdays: February 26, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1) from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (No meal is provided but you are welcome to bring your own “bag supper” if you like.)
Where: Unity Moravian Church Fellowship Hall | 8300 Concord Church Road, Lewisville, NC
Who: Anyone who wants to explore the question: “How is the Spirit calling me to greater wellness and wholeness right now?” Members and non-members are invited to participate. Interested in a parent circle? Let us know when you sign up! Childcare provided.
How to Sign Up:
Our neighbors and their families are invited to celebrate Christmas with us at Unity Moravian Church. Although Advent and Christmas look very different for our community in 2020, we remain steadfastly hopeful as we welcome our Lord in a unique way.
Thursday, Dec. 24 *Rain or Shine!*
Lovefeast To Go (Drive-Thru Kit Pickup is 2:00 PM* – 6:00 PM in Unity’s parking lot.)
*Dec 23 UPDATE: Lovefeast-To-Go kit pickup on Christmas Eve *NOW* from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM in our parking lot. Due to expected heavy rain and winds, we’re extending the hours for pickup. Pre-ordering kits is no longer possible, but there will be a few extra available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you pre-ordered lovefeast kits for your friends and loved ones, you will be able to pick up Lovefeast buns, candles, trim, coffee mix and a special Lovefeast ode to celebrate in a new way this year through our Covid-safe parking lot drive-thru pickup. These special items will help you prepare your heart for our virtual service which will be livestreamed from the church sanctuary. Did you forget to pre-order? No worries – we will have some additional Lovefeast-To-Go kits available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit this page for directions on trimming your lovefeast candle.
Virtual Christmas Eve Lovefeast & Candle Service (7:00 PM)
Join us online on Facebook and YouTube at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on December 24th for our Christmas Eve Lovefeast and Candle Service. Enjoy celebrating this special service in a unique way as we welcome the birth of our Lord. Share photos and video of your family celebrating Lovefeast to our Facebook page while you enjoy Lovefeast To Go in the comfort of your home. A pre-recorded brass band prelude begins about 6:50 PM.
All in-person events take place at Unity Moravian Church at 8300 Concord Church Road in Lewisville, NC.
All virtual services can be accessed via:
Read more about the Moravians at https://www.moravian.org/.
Yadkin View RCC – Lumberton House Rebuild
Lumberton was devastated in 2016 with flooding from Hurricane Matthew and now Florence has only compounded their miseries. Moravians have been partnering with North Carolina United Methodist Disaster Response since Hurricane Matthew and we are happy to be continuing our partnership. The Yadkin View Conference of Churches will be working together to rebuild a home in Lumberton this spring.
Project Update: May 20, 2019
- City of Lumberton has demolished house and removed the debris.
- Two trees that were on property and could have had a long term impact on house have been taken down.
- Trunk/limbs will have to be cut up and removed from property at some point.
- Either by work teams or locals for the wood.
- Over the next 3 weeks, local team will:
- Dig and pour footings
- Pour 6 feet high concrete foundation wall.
- Due to new local building regulations concerning flooding, the house will need to have a 6 feet high foundation wall.
Yadkin View RCC Work Teams:
- After footings and foundation wall are poured, work teams will begin working on framing with the goal of having the house under roof by the 2nd week of July.
- Two work Saturdays are planned. These will be one day trips.
- Dates: June 8th and 15
- Leave at 5:00 am. Work on house during day. Return late afternoon. (About a 3 hour one way trip)
- Work To Be Done:
- Framing/General Carpentry
- Also need general helpers to wok with more experienced carpenters.
- Need to get number of workers who are interested to Kenneth Lankford so he can plan work with local team.
- While some tools are on site, work teams are encouraged to bring their own tools to perform the work scheduled for workdays.
- Plans are for the work teams to take food with them on these days. If you are interested in helping the RCC with preparing food for the teams, please fill out a form or email as well.
- If interested in going or helping with food, please fill out form in bulletin and turn into church office or send you name/email address to Kenneth Lankford (email@example.com) and Smitty Welborn (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note: I would like your contact information so I can keep everyone informed if I get work related information sent to me.
Schedule (More Details Will Be Provided As They Are Finalized):
- 5/18 – 5/19:
- Footings dug.
- 5-19 – 6/7:
- Pour footings
- Pour/build foundation walls
- 6/8 – 2nd Week of July:
- Beginning 2nd Week of July:
- Exterior doors and windows
- Ruff in electrical
- Ruff in plumbing
- These three tasks can be done at the same time.
Local Team on Site:
- Local project manager will provide materials needed.
- Local project manager will have people working at site during the week.
- For those who prefer to work during the week, the local project manager can be contacted to coordinate work team support on these days.
- Summary will be updated with local project manager’s contact information.
- Financial contributions are needed to support the rebuild of this home:
- Contributions can be made directly:
- Checks should be made out to NCCUMC and with a memo to “Moravian House Adoption”
- Mailed to: NCCUMC | PO Box 3601 | Lumberton, N.C. 28358
- Checks should be made out to NCCUMC and with a memo to “Moravian House Adoption”
- Contributions can be made directly:
The Yadkin View Regional Conference of Churches: Clemmons Moravian Church, Macedonia Moravian Church, New Hope Moravian Church, New Philadelphia Moravian Church, and Unity Moravian Church.
We’ll miss being together on Sunday, January 13, but with the anticipated icy conditions, we want to be safe. We will observe our mission emphasis and enjoy some of the special music scheduled for January 13 on January 27.
January 13 is the second Sunday of Epiphany. You’ll find the scripture readings for the day here. The focus is on the baptism of Jesus. Think back to your own baptism. Do you remember it? Many of us were infants when we were received as members of our childhood faith communities. What does it really mean to be baptized? As Moravians, baptism is a little different from other denominations in that, like Jesus’s baptism, it is a communal event. You can remind yourself about the sacrament of Baptism on the Moravian Church in North America website.
Jesus’s baptism is a significant event. Ronald J. Allen talks about this in his commentary on the Working Preacher website:
“When Jesus came to be baptized, he came to be publicly identified as the pivotal figure in the movement towards the realm. Moreover, his baptism signaled that God was now taking steps through the ministry of Jesus to signal that the turning of the ages expected by John has now begun to take place. As preachers are want to say, it is both present and future: its signs in the present point to the future consummation at Jesus’ return.
Jesus’ baptism takes place in community. It is not a private occurrence. This communal dimension reminds listeners that they when they are baptized, they become part of a new social world. My sense is that a good many people today are moving away from the radical individualism of modernity and are longing for community.
The voice from heaven (God’s voice) identifies Jesus as God’s son, in whom God is well pleased. In first century context, these words have less to do with the nature of Jesus and more with his purpose. God’s words recall two texts. The Jewish people used Psalm 2 at the coronation of a new monarch. In 2:7, God adopts the monarch as God’s son. Thus, God adopts Jesus as divine representative in the final transition from old age to new age.”
We hope you find your time at home refreshing and relaxing. We look forward to seeing you next Sunday!
We hope you’ll stay safe and warm at home tomorrow, Sunday, December 9th, and enjoy the snow. We’ll resume our Advent festivities next week with Sunday School (9:45am) and Worship (11:00am). Please join us for Moravian Christmas in Lewisville next Sunday, December 16, beginning at 2:30pm, followed by our Children’s Lovefeast at 4:00pm. The cantata, The Winter Rose, will now be performed on Sunday, December 23rd at 7:30pm. Our sanctuary is now decorated for the season! View a few photos below.
If you’d like to enjoy a bit of Advent worship on your own, here are a few ecumenical worship and prayer options for you!
- Moravian Church Without Walls Daily Text Podcast: Listen online or with your favorite podcast service to the Daily Text, read each day by Moravians from all over North America. (Look at December 3rd – you’ll know that reader!)
- Here’s a daily reading from the Lutherans’ Advent devotions about the 2nd Sunday in Advent.
- Lectio Divina (purposeful, meditative Bible reading) for the Second Sunday in Advent.
- A video Advent reflection.
- An imaginative prayer exercise for the second Sunday in Advent.
- This 10-minute guided meditation is perfect for the second Sunday in Advent.
- An Advent devotional kit from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
All events for Sunday, January 8, 2017 are cancelled at Unity Moravian Church due to an impressive winter storm bringing lots of snow and very cold temperatures. Stay home and enjoy God’s creation. We will have our new Board member installation and Watchword distribution next Sunday, January 15. Consider holding your own worship using the Daily Text as inspiration:
First Sunday after the Epiphany
Watchword for the Week
A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. Isaiah 42:3
Watchword For the Day
You shall not make gods of silver alongside me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold. Exodus 20:23
The devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” Matthew 4:8
Dear loving and eternal God, thank you for your forbearance toward us when we stray from your Word. Give us the ability to love you truly and to always remain faithful to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Since 1957 the Unity (World-wide Moravian Church) Prayer Watch has assured that prayer for the work and witness of our world-wide Moravian Church is being offered somewhere in the world 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Prayer Watch is a renewal of the “hourly intercession”, begun in Herrnhut, Germany in 1727 which continued uninterrupted for 100 years.
The time assigned to members of our Moravian Church, Southern Province is January 1 to 17, 2017. Here is a link to the 2017 Unity Prayer Watch Topics.
Unity Moravian Church’s participation in the Unity Prayer Watch is January 7 from 6:00 a.m. until Noon. There is a sign-up sheet and lists of prayer concerns on the narthex table. You are invited to sign up for your preference of prayer time.
Learn more about the history of the Unity Prayer Watch.