The 2018 Provincial Synod was held April 19-22, at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, in Black Mountain, NC. For details about Synod, and information please see the 2018 Synod webpage.
Sunday, May 20 (Pentecost) is also the 151st anniversary of the founding of what is now Star Mountain Rehabilitation Center, in Ramallah, in the West Bank.
Star Mountain continues to provide a variety of programs including: an integrative kindergarten, a school, an autism program, a vocational training program, and a community work program. Support services include art education, physiotherapy, speech therapy, psycho-social support, and sports.
Here are links to information about and recent news from Star Mountain (you’ll need to use a translator for these web pages); and a short video presentation (in English) prepared by the Moravian Mission Society in Germany. We have prepared a bulletin insert you may want to provide in worship on the 20th. It includes information about Star Mountain, and also the work of Churches for Middle East Peace, of which our Province has been a member for 12 years.
Each year our brothers and sisters in the European Continental Province carry on the tradition of selecting Watchwords for the Unity Provinces, Mission Provinces and Unity Undertakings of the Moravian Church.
The 2018 Watchword for our Southern Province is drawn from the Daily Texts for January 10:
“O Lord, I will praise you; though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away, and you comfort me.” Isaiah 12:1
“God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:9