CoronaVirus Plan

Services and Events
Until further notice, we will not have any services or events at Unity Moravian Church’s physical location in Lewisville, NC. Look for some guidance here soon about online services. Please check back on this page for the latest information. Our hope is to be able to gather together as soon as possible, but in the meantime, we believe we can continue to learn and grow together as a church by worshiping together virtually and with family. You can still invite your friends by sharing this page.

Groups and Meetings
While we will not be holding group meetings at Unity’s physical address for an undetermined time, we encourage groups to continue supporting, praying for, and caring for each other remotely. Check in with each other by email, texts, and calls. Groups may choose to use virtual tools (such as Facebook groups, Google Hangouts Meet, Zoom, WhatsApp, and Skype) to continue meeting. All members and friends of Unity are invited to attend our online Wednesday evening Happy Hour using Zoom video conferencing technology. If you’d like the login information for that event, please email us.

Giving
Even though we’re not gathering in-person for church, our needs remain constant and you still have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by supporting the ministries of Unity. Give online  or mail a check to 8300 Concord Church Road, Lewisville, NC 27023. More information is available on our giving page.

Prayer
Prayer is an integral part of our lives as followers of Jesus. The Unity Prayer Partners lift up to God the needs of the Unity Church family as well as others in the larger Moravian Church and the world. Consider joining our Prayer Team: email usSubmit your prayer request: fill out the Prayer Request Form

Join Our Lenten Wellness Circle!

Please join us on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm beginning on February 26, 2020 for a very special Lenten experience. Living Compass Wellness Circles are a committed small group of adults who meet for six sessions. By the time the group sessions end, participants will have had a chance to:
  • 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: 

Visit this Google Form (http://bit.ly/UnityWellnessCircles) or use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex (on the round table). You may also call the church office at (336) 945-3801.  A $5 donation is requested to offset the cost of each participant workbook, but no one should consider cost a barrier to their participation. 

Lumberton RCC Project Update

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

Status:

  • 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 (mklankford@roadrunner.com) and Smitty Welborn (swelbornjr@gmail.com). 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:
    • Framing
    • Roofing
  • 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.
    • Sheetrock

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 Support:

  • 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

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.

No Sunday Activities on January 13, 2019

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!

Worship at Home on December 9

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.

Visit our Facebook page to read about all our Advent and Christmas events!

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.

Sunday Activities Cancelled!

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

Doctrinal Text

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

Prayer

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.

Unity’s Snow (Inclement Weather) Policy: Cancellation of Sunday School and Worship will be listed with WXII and WFMY Television. If possible, we will try to contact members by way of our Telephone tree and/or website/social media, but should last minute decisions have to be made, this form of communication will not be possible. We will strive to hold Sunday school and worship as long as sidewalks and parking lot can be adequately cleared.
Regarding evening or weekday activities, Unity Moravian will follow the cancellation or early dismissal schedule of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (no school equals no activities). We urge members to make their own judgment regarding attendance during severe weather conditions. Should a committee or organization wish to have its activity when school is cancelled, that committee and/or organization will need to inform its members.

Yes, We’re Praying 24/7

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.

Tai Chi at Unity!

Starting Tuesday, January 3rd, at 11 am Unity Moravian Church (8300 Concord Church Rd, Lewisville) will host a weekly Tai Chi Class for a suggested donation of $3 – $5/session. These classes are associated with The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem as part of their Vital Living program.  The instructor takes attendance at each session so the Shepherd’s Center gets credit for the community activity.

Tai Chi is a low-impact, slow-motion exercise created in China centuries ago. It allows each individual to work at his or her own pace. It helps build muscle strength, boosts flexibility, improves balance and in older adults, it can relieve pain, fight depression, ease arthritis discomfort, promote deep breathing, lower blood pressure, improve mental clarity, and improve sleep.  This exercise is beneficial for both men and women.

We welcome any friends from the community to join us 11am on Tuesdays!

Orders of Worship, Newsletters, & Announcements

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2020 Orders of Worship

  • Sunday, May 31 – Pentecost (Worship Bulletin | Communion Bulletin)
  • Sunday, May 24 – Seventh Sunday of Easter (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, May 17 – Sixth Sunday of Easter (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, May 10 – Fifth Sunday of Easter (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, May 3 – Fourth Sunday of Easter (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, April 26 – Third Sunday of Easter (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, April 19 – Sunday after Easter (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, April 12 – Easter (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, April 5 – Palm Sunday! (Read)
  • Sunday, March 29 – (READ)
  • Sunday, February 9 – 5th Sunday after Epiphany (Read)
  • Sunday, February 2 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany (Read)
  • Sunday, January 25 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (Read)
  • Sunday, January 19 – 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany (Read)
  • Sunday, January 12 – First Sunday after the Epiphany (Read)
  • Sunday, January 5 -Epiphany Sunday (Read)

2020 Newsletters