Words from Pastor Chris

The Health and Happiness Connection

Scientific evidence suggests that sustained positive emotions and satisfaction with one’s life are linked to an increased life-expectancy and protection against chronic pain and disease. Here are 10 ways you and your loved ones may increase happiness, life satisfaction, and overall health. Attend church: Two recent studies (PLOS One 2017 and JAMA Internal Medicine 2016) […]

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Mission Opportunity – The Little Free Pantry

New Beginnings Moravian Church has built a Little Free Pantry to help our local neighbors.  Little Free Pantry is a non-profit model created to address food insecurity within local neighborhoods, and operates within each individual community. Rather than planning far away from the problem and managing money, the people directly involved donate already purchased food […]

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“Call” for a New Pastor

First, I want to thank each and every one of you for the unbelievably fabulous sendoff for Chris and Charlotte on February 25. It was an amazing expression of love, honor, and respect for two people who gave so much of their lives to NBMC for almost 18 years. As NBMC closes the chapter of […]

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The season of Lent

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” 1st Peter 5:6 The Way of the Cross During the first hundred years or so after our Lord’s death and resurrection punctuated so completely by the Cross of Calvary, the people who followed Him became know as “People of […]

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Proverbs 23:18

“There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” As we close the realities of another year and look towards the mysteries of a new one it can often be a challenge not to get caught up in what has been…versus what will be. The world in which […]

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The season of epiphany

As the previous year has drawn to a close and we begin to reflect on the New Year dawning before us we often times challenge ourselves to push beyond the familiar and embrace the “what if’s” of the future. In a similar way the church spiritual calendar moves from the holiness and recognition of “God […]

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Isaiah 9: 2-7

“2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. 3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. 4 For as in […]

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Mark 8:34

“Then He called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said, “whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up the cross and follow me.” As we celebrate once again the August 13 experience — of a bunch of Moravians being filled with the Holy Spirit and shedding the carnal […]

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Luke 18:9-14

9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, […]

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