Moravians are the oldest continuously practicing Protestant denomination in the world today. We welcome all to join us as we worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Join us Sundays at 11:00am for worship in person or via Zoom (Meeting ID: 205-454-336) or Facebook Live (@fmcgreensboro).
Our offices are open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm.
Moravian Day(s) of Service: Sunday, September 17th and Saturday, September 30th
Plastic knives, forks and spoons – everyone has them stashed in their kitchens and in their car’s glove box. But are they of any use to you?
The Mission Committee asks you to bring your unused plasticware – those plastic-wrapped utensils that you get with fast-food or takeout orders – as we join other congregations in celebrating the Moravian Day of Service on Sunday, September 17th. The plasticware that we collect on that day will be donated to Greensboro Urban Ministry and the Interactive Resource Center and will be put to good use. The Friendship Circle has been collecting plasticware for some time at its monthly meetings and has seen how this simple gift makes a difference for the people served by GUM and IRC.
The Mission Committee also invites you to help pack food for the hungry on Saturday, September 30th at the Out of the Garden Project warehouse located at The Church on 68 (300 NC Highway 68 South, Greensboro). The packing window is from 10:00am-12:00pm. A training and orientation session will begin about 30 minutes before the starting time. To volunteer, sign up below!
What is Moravian Day of Service? The Day of Service is an annual event that was conceived as a way to celebrate the great local mission work already going on in our congregations. The idea for Day of Service sprang from the 2018 Synods of the Northern and Southern Provinces, which recognized that Moravians have always celebrated their faith through service and mission work locally, regionally and globally, and that Moravians derive a sense of unity and identity from serving together and with others. All of this helps us raise awareness of the Gospel message.
What happened to our original plan to pack food for OOTG on September 16th? We recently learned that another activity is happening at The Church on 68 on Saturday, September 16th, so food packaging for Out of the Garden has been rescheduled for September 30th. For more information, contact any member of the Mission Committee (Beth Smith, chair). To volunteer, sign up here!
Church Picnic & Homecoming: Sunday, October 8th
Worship! Music! Food! Games! Fellowship! Reconnect with old friends and make new ones as we celebrate the 115th anniversary of First Moravian Church at Country Park on Sunday, October 8th. Set-up begins at 9:30am at Picnic Shelter #1. Our praise band will lead worship at 10:30am with food and games to follow. Bring a camp chair and join us!
Anniversary Committee Co-Chairs are Jane McKinney and Carey Pahel. Committee Members are Marian Carter (Food Coordinator), Pastor Barbara Styers (Worship Planning), Harvey Veach (Set-Up), Caroline Council (Invitations), and Meredith Cohoon (Games/Activities Coordinator). Contact one of the Committee Co-Chairs or Coordinators if you would like to volunteer to help.
Save the Date! Congregational Retreat at Laurel Ridge: November 17th-19th
Join friends from First Moravian at Higgins Lodge for a relaxing weekend of fun and fellowship on the mountain before heading into the holidays.
Reservations and $50 deposit are due by October 15th. Full information and reservation slip available in the FMC Fall 2023 Retreat Brochure.
Shine a Light! Support First Moravian Ministries Through The Moravian Giving Portal
Looking for ways to help support the ministries of First Moravian Church with your financial gift? You may now use the Moravian Ministries Foundation's Giving Portal to make contributions directly to FMC and give securely online using your credit card; simply be sure to designate the FMC group or ministry to which you are contributing.
You may also still mail checks to the First Moravian Church Office (304 South Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403).