I can’t believe that it is July already! I hope that you are all settled into your summer routine, or freedom from routine, and are experiencing the presence of God in many aspects of your life. I would like to make you aware of some changes going on here at First Moravian.
It has already been announced that our secretary, Frances Goode-Rivera is retiring as of June 30. Frances has faithfully served this congregation in that position for the past 8 1/2 years. In addition to her secretarial duties she has always helped in any way she could with community events and fundraisers. She has also taken on as her mission the act of acquiring left over Daily Texts from the IBOC and distributing them to the Northampton County Prison as well as other community non-profit organizations. Frances always highly promotes First Moravian to anyone she meets. Although Frances will be retiring from the position of church secretary, we are blessed that she will continue to be active as a church member.
On Sunday July 1st immediately following worship there will be a reception in Frances’ honor in Fellowship Hall. I hope we can all be there to give Frances our thanks.
The Joint Board has not hired a new secretary. In an effort to reduce costs, the secretarial duties will be performed by the Pastor along with some Volunteers. Because of this there will not be regular office hours. Please call if you plan on coming to the office rather than just stopping by. Rest assured your calls will be answered or returned. Both the office and parsonage phone lines ring at the parsonage. Both numbers also have an answering machine. The Board plans to try out this system for a period of time, then re-evaluate, if necessary. We would appreciate your patience and maybe some volunteer hours!
As we continue to be the church in both old and new ways, we are called to work together as the hands and feet of Christ. Check out the exciting ministries that are going on here at First Moravian and join us whenever you can.
Peace and grace,