What Matters Most

When I think about the early church and how people gathered for worship, it seems this pandemic has sent us back to the first ways of doing church: the household. The “Pause Button” has been pushed on us. We are limited in contact with the wider gathering, but that should not limit community with God and with others. We have been forced to slow down; to see what matters most. It’s possible we could come out of this closer to our Creator and closer to creation itself. We could come out of this with new passion, and clarity for our purpose as a congregation in Christ’s Holy Church.

This pandemic has forced us to innovate, to be creators ourselves. Maybe God is showing us the essentials of “church” in this pandemic.

Will we be wiser in our dealings with one another?

Will we have conversations we would never have had before?

Will we sense the Lord’s Spirit on the move shaping our attitudes and guiding our thoughts for the future?

When Judah was overrun by the Babylonian Empire resulting in the total loss of their economy, their youth and young adults carted off to slavery, their temple and most other buildings were destroyed, the people were devastated and did not see hope for a future. The prophet, Jeremiah believed otherwise. If I change “Babylon” to “coronavirus,” might we hear what those ancient people of faith heard from their prophet and leader about their future?

“The Lord says, ‘When coronavirus’ time is over, you will more clearly see my concern for you and I will keep my promise to bring you back home. I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will answer you. You will seek me, and you will find me be-cause you will seek me with all your heart.’” (Jeremiah 29)

The Rev. Barry Foster is pastor of Unity Moravian Church, Lewisville, NC. Join in our livestreamed worship on Sundays via Facebook or YouTube.

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

Orders of Worship, Newsletters, & Announcements

We are now streaming our services on both Facebook and YouTube.  You may join or view by clicking the links below:

Facebook:

YouTube:

2020 Orders of Worship

  • Sunday, September 20 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, September 13 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost | Parking Lot Worship Concert (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, September 6 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, August 30 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, August 23 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, August 16  – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, August 9 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin) (Communion Bulletin)
  • Sunday, August 2 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, July 26 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost; Children’s Celebration (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, July 19 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, July 12 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, July 5 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin) (Communion Bulletin)
  • Sunday, June 28 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, June 21 – Third Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, June 14 – Second Sunday after Pentecost (Bulletin)
  • Sunday, June 7 – Trinity Sunday (Bulletin)
  • 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