Cherry Street Ensemble Inmate Choir to Sing at Fries Moravian on October 21,2018

Forsyth-Jail

 

This Sunday, we celebrate the ministry of The Friends of Moravian Prison Ministries moravianprisonministry.org.  The Cherry Street Prison Ministry Choir will be singing at our October 21,2018 Worship Service.  The service will begin at 10:30 am with a special Potluck Luncheon to follow the Worship Service for the choir.

About the Choir

The initiation of an inmate over 15 years ago, an inmate choir was formed under the supervision of the ministry. Community volunteers work with the chaplains to supervise and coordinate the Cherry Street Ensemble Inmate Choir to sing at churches and community events. These invitations provide opportunities for churches to meet inmates and hear their stories.  forsythjpm.org/prison-ministry/

Please join us for this special Worship Service and Potluck Luncheon.  If you have any questions please email frieschurchjeff@gmail.com

 

 

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Worship at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary

Good News in Worship –  We are continuing our changes to our Sunday worship time through October 2018. On Sundays we have a combined worship & education starting at 10:30 am in the sanctuary each week. Our Elders and Christian Education Committee have worked together so that our traditional worship will often link with an interactive message/discussion in place of the traditional sermon. We are using our same order of worship, hymns, and liturgies. We are simply adding creativity to the sermon time on many Sundays. Join us!

 

Choir in original setting

 

 

 

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July 2018 Worship/Education Series @ 10:30 am

Good News in Worship –  On Sunday, July 1 2018, we will have a combined worship & education starting at 10:30 am. This time change will be for the five Sundays in July. Our Elders and Christian Education Committee have worked together so that our traditional worship will link with an interactive message/discussion in place of the traditional sermon. We will focus on Bishop Clarence Shawe’s booklet  The Spirit of the Moravian Church – taking a look at one of the five characteristics of Moravian Christianity each Sunday.  Copies of Shawe’s booklet are available online (click here) as well as hard copies at church.

On July 1st, Adriana Craver will lead us in a discussion on “Simplicity” in the Fellowship Hall after traditional worship in the sanctuary. During this education time, there will be a separate lesson for children downstairs   This five Sunday use of a creative format is the result of widespread interest expressed in our Faithful Future for Fries interviews and Dream Teams that our worship be lively and inviting to young families while valuing highly our traditional worship liturgies and hymns. 


“And God is able to bless you abundantly” (2 Cor 9:8)
Shawe Title Capture
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He is risen!

Video of 2018 Easter morning rounds and pictures of sunrise service .

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Good Friday Cross Walk – 11 am March 30th

Join us for the Good Friday Cross Walk, a tradition of Trinity Moravian Church,  through downtown to Salem Square. Be at Loaves & Fishes , across from the main library, on Friday before 10:45 am. Please contact Pastor Jeff is you are thinking of going so that we can plan for a shuttle back to the starting point after the walk.

Click here for a YouTube video of the 2015 Cross Walk.

Good Friday Cross Walk

For forty years, the youth of Trinity Moravian have held a Cross Walk on Good Friday.  A full-size cross is carried in solemn and prayerful silence through downtown Winston-Salem, concluding at Salem Square with a liturgy of confession recalling Christ’s crucifixion on Golgotha.

The Story of the Cross Walk by Joyce Carter

News Coverage of the Cross Walk

It is hard to describe the experience of the Cross Walk.  Like many of the best Moravian worship traditions, it is experiential in nature.  Each year more and more people from different walks of life join us for this solemn procession.  Children, teens, grandparents, recovering addicts, ex-convicts, bishops, and ministers take turns carrying the weight of the Cross.  The silent, reverent procession is a time of personal prayer and reflection.  Each person takes something different away from the experience.

At the same time, of course, it is a witness.  It is always interesting to see the responses of the people in downtown Winston-Salem; many acknowledge our passing with a thumbs-up or a line from a hymn; some shake their heads in wonder, and of course some drivers honk in impatentience.  Sometimes a person will leave what they were doing to process with us.

The Good Friday Cross Walk grows each year; those who have experienced it come back again and again.  We have people who drive from Charlotte and Raleigh to share the experience.  Why don’t you join us this year?

 

Remember — we have a NEW ROUTE!

As we did for the last several years, the Cross Walk will start at LOAVES & FISHES, 657 West 5th Street, the Building across the street from the Downtown Library.  Parking is available in the Centenary UMC lot next to Loaves & Fishes, and we will gather in the 5th Street “Gathering Place,” the open lot between Loaves & Fishes and Bib’s Restaurant.  Please arrive between 10:30 am and 11:00 am.  The Walk will begin at 11:00 promptly.  The new route (below) is about 1 mile in length.  We walk slowly so that the walk will take 40 minutes or more.  We conclude at Salem Square, where Walkers will be greeted by a Moravian Band, and together we will join in a Good Friday Liturgy of Confession.

We begin the Walk with a reading of Christ’s procession to Golgotha.  The Walkers then proceed in silent prayer through downtown Winston-Salem, taking turns carrying the wooden cross.  We usually have between 6-8 people carrying the cross together at any time.  Everyone who wishes to take a turn will have a turn.  This is not a “reenactment,” but a meditational prayer experience and silent witness.

ALL ARE WELCOME.  We often have babies in strollers, walkers with dogs (MUST BE ON LEASH!), and even folks in wheelchairs.  Those who do not feel that they can physically do the mile walk are welcome to join us at the end at Salem Square – and in fact we often have quite a crowd waiting there when we arrive!  Walkers are advised to bring some bottled water, sunscreen, and hats!  We will be escorted by two Winston-Salem Police Officers who will supervise street crossings.  The church van will be available to shuttle Walkers back to the parking lot on 5th Street after the Walk is concluded.

Last year, we had a record number turn out, with over 200 Walkers.  This year we are hoping to have an even larger number!

 

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Holy Week Schedule

 

Fries Memorial Moravian Church

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 25

7:00 p.m. Holy Week Lovefeast

Monday, March 26

7:00 p.m. Holy Week Reading

Tuesday, March 27

7:00 p.m. Holy Week Reading and Taize Prayer Service

Wednesday, March 28

7:00 p.m. Holy Week Reading

Maundy Thursday, March 29

7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

Good Friday, March 30

11:00 a.m. Cross Walk  (Downtown)

2:15 p.m.     Good Friday Crucifixion Service

7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service

Great Sabbath, March 31

7:00 p.m. Great Sabbath Service of Music

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Easter Sunday, April 1

6:15 a. m. Easter Sunrise Service (God’s Acre)

11:00 a.m. Easter Morning Worship

 

Please call the church office for more information.

Fries Memorial Moravian Church

251 North Hawthorne Road W-S NC 27104

(336) 722-2847

  www.frieschurch.org

 

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Bowling! 3.18.18

A great outing thanks to our “Young Jesus Peeps” Dream Team:)

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