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New Beginnings
Moravian Church

October started with a roar…..


It was a great 14th Anniversary, complete with Bishop Lane Sapp as a
guest pastor, folks from the congregaon sharing their mission
experiences, our Joyful Noise Children’s Choir performing the
Communion anthem, and the celebraon of
Worldwide Communion Sunday.

Pumpkin Carving
October 26th, 5:30—
5:30—7:00 p.m.
Bring a pumpkin, carving tools (those plasc kits work great),
and your family & friends….we’ll provide templates & supper!
Take part in our Pumpkin Trivia Contest - prize to the person who gets the
most answers right, the fastest.
And, back by popular demand, our…
Halloween Dessert Challenge
Rules: any age can enter; NO nuts
please sign-up in the FH

Building a community guided by the Holy Scriptures, preparing it to reach out in word and deed, with faith, joy &
compassion, spreading the message of hope through Jesus Christ while celebrating God’s everlasting love & grace.

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Children’s Classes — Fall 2014
Toddler Time, children 33-4 years
A Story A Month
October - Joseph & His Amazing Coat

Music, Bible stories, crafts, snack, fun!

New Beginnings Moravian Church

G.P.S., children K through 5th
—Undercover Heroes of the Bible—
during worship, in the fellowship hall
except on Joyful Noise Sundays — children
will join their families in worship


Middle/High Schoolers…

Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm
in our fellowship hall

If you’ve wanted to read through the Bible, but
were intimidated by it, then this is the class for you!
Let’s learn the New Testament together!

Wednesday evenings,


6:306:30-8 p.m.
In the sanctuary
Have you met
the newest member of

Sunday, November 9th

our Toddler Time class?

after worship
Shopping excursion by children & their
parent(s) to the local dollar store to
purchase the box stuffers for
Operation Christmas Child!
Watch for more information &
sign-up sheet.

Ronald McDonald House
thanks you…
Dear Children of New Beginnings,
Thank you very much for your gi; of the
beauful pillows to the Ronald McDonald
House of Charlo=e. Your lovingly-made
pillows will delight our guest families and
make them feel much-loved.
We appreciate your support.
Thank you.
Linda Nash
RMH Volunteer

As I stand before my King,
His praises from my heart I sing.
I forget all about my daily woes
and close my mind to other throes.
Contemplang solely on His majesty,
and all the blessings He’s bestowed on me.
This is the gladdest me for me,
while worshipping my King.
In this me it is only Him and me — No one else do I see.
I think not on any other, and forsake even closest brother.
For He deserves my very best, my all in all, and nothing less.
And His dear heart I would not distress
By giving Him not my complete redress.
Worship is a wonderful thing, that we can bring before our King.
If our hearts are pure and united, without malice or divided,
filled with reverence and humility, and tender love for all
humanity; wanng to share Christ unbridedly,
What a blessing we will be!
~by Lisa Alvarado

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If it’s October,

it’s Chicken Pie-Making Time!
150 Chicken Pies

are the goal!

10 more cooked chickens are needed; if you haven’t put yours in the church freezer, please do.
October 18th, 9-12:30 Dough Rolling in the FH; no experience needed; bring your
apron/smock shirt & rolling pin; all else is provided
November 8th, 9 a. m. —2 p.m. at the PNC Music Pavillion (thank you, Mac)

car pools will meet at the church at 8:30 am or directions can be found
online at
SIGN-UP in the Fellowship Hall!

Philippians 2:12-13

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now
much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 1
3 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.


Even though we celebrate the Anniversary of (New Beginnings) our work together (God and His People) on the
very first weekend in October, in essence each year we have a unique opportunity to do more than just look back.
Our faith demands us to constantly re-evaluate what the Lord of Lords wants us to do tomorrow. This assessment
is so critical that the Bible tells us that we do it in a certain frame of mind.
Paul tells the church in Philippi to “continue to work on your salvation with fear and trembling” Philippians 2:12.
Paul says it this way not to scare people with a mandate of fear about what the future may hold rather he has recognized at a deep, purposeful, level that it is ultimately God who works in him…in them and finally us to fulfill
what God’s purposes are. It is like he is really beginning to believe in the faith that he has claimed and has come to
this great realization that we really are not in this alone; that God truly is in our midst to bring about the good
that can only come from God.
This is great news! No! This is not just great news, this is transformational news! And just in the nick of time for
all of us who live in the 21st century, because we live in a society that often seems dominated by the voices of secular humanists which celebrate a philosophy of man’s accomplishments at the expense of everything else. This
thinking, this kind of belief of a pre-eminent position devoid of any significance to the role of God in one’s life leaves
one with the idea that we are finally alone.
No… Anniversaries, especially spiritual ones like what we celebrate in the Church of Jesus Christ when a congregation gets a moment to reflect on its humble beginnings, are gently reminded, prayerfully revived, and boldly
pointed to the fact that we are in this together, and that our togetherness is fashioned and cultivated by the One
who spins the universe. This One is the lover of our souls and will never leave us, nor forsake us and for this we
truly can look back, as we strain to look ahead and be thankful!
With all of His blessings and expectations for an unbelievable 15th year together!
Serving Together,

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New Beginnings Moravian Church

World Psoriasis Day in October
October recognizes World Psoriasis Day to help raise the awareness of the 125 million people with psoriasis,
to encourage healthcare systems, physicians, governments, carers and all those responsible for psoriasis care
to allow psoriasis sufferers access to opmum therapy, to educate people about the condion, and build a
unity among the psoriasis community. Psoriasis can affect one’s quality of life by increasing his/her risk of
low self esteem, depression, social isolaon, and problems at work, which can lead to a lower income.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a common skin condion that changes the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up
rapidly on the surface of the skin. A normal skin cell matures in 28 to 30 days and shed from the skin unnoced. Psoriac skin cells mature within seven days. The extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy,
dry, red patches that are someme painful. Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasng (chronic) disease. There may
be me when the symptoms get be=er alternang with mes it worsens. The primary goal of treatment is to
stop the skin cells from growing so quickly.
Who gets psoriasis?
Nearly three percent of the world’s populaon endure the symptoms of psoriasis. It can develop in males or
females of any ethnicity or age. It o;en appears between the ages of 15 and 35, although it can strike at any
age including infants and the elderly.
What causes psoriasis?
The exact causes of psoriasis have not yet been determined, but it has been confirmed that it is an autoimmune disease, meaning that part of the body’s own immune system becomes overacve and a=acks normal
ssues in the body. The disease has a hereditary predisposion, meaning it can run in families. Psoriasis is
not contagious.
What are the signs and symptoms of psoriasis?
Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales; small scaling spots (o;en seen in children); dry, cracked skin
that may bleed; itching, burning or soreness; thickened, pi=ed or ridged nails; and swollen and sff joints.
Signs and symptoms can vary from person to person. Patches can range from a few spots of dandruff-like
scaling to major erupons that cover large areas. Patches are typically found on the elbows, knees, scalp,
lower back, face, palms and soles but can affect other places( fingernails, toenails, mouth). Most types of
psoriasis go through cycle, flaring for a few weeks or months, then subsiding for a me or even going into
complete remission.
What are the types of psoriasis?
Plaque psoriasis is the most common. Other types of psoriasis include: Nail, scalp, gu=ate, inverse, pustular,
and erythrodermic. Psoriac arthris is an inflammatory type of arthris that eventually occurs in 10 to 20
per cent of people with psoriasis.
How is psoriasis diagnosed and treated?
Because psoriasis can be confused with other skin diseases, it is o;en best diagnosed by a dermatologist. The
treatment of psoriasis usually depends on the extent of the disease or its severity or locaon. Treatments
range from creams and ointments applied to the affected areas to ultraviolet light therapy to treatment with
drugs( such as methotrexate) Psoriasis may be associated with serious health condions, such as diabetes,
heart disease, and depression. Psoriac arthris can be difficult from other types of arthris, so a rheumatologist is o;en the best doctor to diagnose it. The treatment of psoriac arthris usually involves treatment
with drugs ( such as methotrexate).

Our Health Ministry at work
at the M4M Car/Cycle Show —
33 blood pressure screenings
were done, & with a smile!


At the September Board Mee6ng, the following was
• upcoming Church Council
• acolytes, RCC representaves
• Children’s Christmas Pageant, Dec. 7th
• Homeschool group’s use of building
• Safe Sanctuary
• fundraising update
• Motors-4-Moore Car/Cycle Show
• Mission Sunday—Guest pastor, Bishop Sapp
• Beginning Band

October is Pastor Apprecia6on Month,
And, we’ll be celebra6ng

Pastor Apprecia6on Day
Sunday, October 19th
Around the Province . . .
Redeeming Marriage Retreat, October 17-19 at
Laurel Ridge; 336-359-2951
Be the Church: The Followers of Hus in a New
Generation Saturday, Nov. 15th, 9-3 pm,
New Philadelphia Church
Moravian Mountain Christmas, Dec. 5-7;
Moravian Holy Land Trip for January 2015 —
a 10-day trip is being organized, departing on January 6th;
coordinated by Rev. Sides; informational meeting on June
22 at 4:00 pm at Home Moravian Church;
Contact Rev. Sides at or call
336-722-6171 for more information.

August 2014 Treasurer’s Report
Reg. Offering
Joyful Noise
Special Offering
Chrisan Ed.
Joyful Noise
Office supplies
Total Expenses:



Budgeted Income YTD
Actual YTD
Budgeted Expense YTD
Actual YTD



Gage Brown


Steve Ebert


Adelaide Hurlbert


Heather Comstock


Jason Glennon


Angela Snider


Libby Blackwell

November 2nd at 2 a.m.
Church Council
November 16th

Upcoming Events:

Can you believe it’s that me of year already?
The planning is underway, and we’ll be
meeng and greeng on the green in less than
two months!
Lots of help is needed with this yearly event, so
watch for informaon and sign-ups.

Sunday, December 7th
during worship
—Inviting all children
to participate.
Watch for more information.

Please be sure to shut the lights, re-adjust the
thermostats and lock the doors when you are
the last one out of the building — Thank you.

New Beginnings Moravian Church
PO Box 2278
201 Seagle St.
Huntersville, NC 28070-2278

If you surf the net, please check out our:

New Beginnings Moravian Church
NB Bible Buddies (children’s page)
Motors4Moore — our Mission Car &
Motorcycle Show!

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