AP Block Party

AP Block Party

It’s our annual block party for all of our neighbors! It’s a great time to:

  • MEET the neighbors;
  • MAKE Crafts;
  • COMPETE in a Cookie Baking Contest;
  • LISTEN to great Music;
  • DANCE!;
  • EAT delicious FOOD;
  • PLAY fantastic games, and

You will have an AWESOME time! We also give out school supplies to the *neighborhood* kids. It is time to start looking for those school supply sales!

Donations may be brought directly to Anthony’s Plot Community or to your local participating church. If your church would like a donation box, please contact us by Facebook message to Anthony’s Plot Community.

School supplies needed this year include (*=most needed):

  • Pencil pouches or boxes
  • 3 ring binders (1 & 3 inch)
  • *Erasers (stick or caps)
  • Packs of loose leaf paper (wide & college rule)
  • Glue sticks (no liquid, please)
  • 2 Pocket folders with prongs
  • Spiral notebooks
    • 1 subject (wide & college rule)
    • *3 & *5 subject (esp. college rule)
  • Rulers
  • Highlighters
  • Scissors (blunt end aka “safety”)
  • Index Cards
  • Colored Pencils (12pk) or Markers (10pk)
  • Packs of 10 pens

We also accept monetary donations for shoe vouchers and other expenses. Monetary donations may be mailed/brought directly to:

Anthony’s Plot Community – 2323 Sunnyside Ave. Winston-Salem, NC. 27127-3050

To volunteer, sign up at https://tinyurl.com/APBlockParty2019

We need Trinity members to volunteer to staff tables with info on LOGOS and other community-centered programs of the church!

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Board Planning Retreat

Board Planning Retreat

The Church Board will be meeting for a special planning retreat on Saturday, August 10 from 10 am until 3 pm.  They will begin with a session with Laura Watson from the Moravian Ministries Foundation to discuss stewardship programs.  They will then have a discussion of a book they have all read, led by Jonathan Sidden.  The book, Connect! by Don Corder, outlines practical steps that have been used in many churches to connect to people in the community that are seeking a place to serve and connect in community, and effectively invite them and integrate them in the church community.  The afternoon session will focus on specifics of adapting Corder’s ideas to our specific circumstances, identifying areas that we need to refine and organize, and shaping our plan for intentional outreach.

We invite all lay leaders of the congregation to read Connect! as well. It is available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book, as a hardback, and on Audible as an audio book.  There is a loan copy in the church office that members may check out after all Board members have finished reading.

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Dennis Stanfield Obituary

Dennis Stanfield Obituary

Mr. Dennis Keith Stanfield, 63, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, July 18, 2019, at Trellis Supportive Care, after a lengthy battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He was born in Winston-Salem on October 14, 1955 to the late Charlotte Snider Stanfield and Elbert Graham Stanfield, Sr. Mr. Stanfield was a graduate of Parkland Senior High School (class of 1974) and went on to earn undergraduate degrees from Wake Forest University and High Point University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent a varied career of thirty-five years working in the areas of Information Technology, Real Estate, and Finance. Employers of note include Sara Lee Corporation, Lowe’s Companies, Wake Forest University, and most recently, The Moravian Church in America, Southern Province, where he served as Provincial Treasurer. Mr. Stanfield was a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker. Dennis was a lifelong member of Trinity Moravian Church, where he taught Sunday School, served on both the Board of Elders and Board of Trustees, played softball for decades, ushered, served at Lovefeasts, and played in the band. Music was his first love, and he recorded a number of contemporary Christian and country songs, many of which were performed in church. Dennis especially loved sports and being active outdoors. He loved nature, and especially the splendor of the North Carolina mountains. Preceding him in death are his parents and his two beloved dogs. Surviving are a brother, Elbert Graham (Gray) Stanfield, Jr. and wife Vicki, and his long-time girlfriend, Cindy Reavis of Kernersville. He is also survived by a nephew and niece, a number of cousins and friends, and many Moravian Brothers and Sisters in Christ. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Trinity Moravian Church, with the Rev. Bill McElveen, the Rev. Russell Williams, and the Rt. Rev. Graham Rights officiating. Interment was at Salem Moravian Graveyard, with the Rev. Ginny Tobiassen officiating. Memorials may be made in his honor to Trinity Moravian Church, 220 East Sprague Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127, or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.Hayworth-Miller.com.

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New Website Design

Check out our new Trinity Moravian website, which should go live around March 1.  The new layout is “responsive,” which means it is designed to display well on a mobile device such as a tablet or phone — over half the views of web sites now are on a mobile device.  Our old web site, designed for the 2012 Centennial, displayed well on a computer screen but was very difficult to navigate by phone.

In addition to the change in layout, there are important changes to content as well.

The new trinitymoravian.org will have most of the articles from this monthly newsletter available online, and we have improved the calendar to include a lot of the information you need—where meetings are, which volunteers are scheduled, etc. We will have easy access to our live webcast — and archived webcasts

If you use a Google Calendar on your phone (most of us do!), you will be able to click on event on the church calendar and add it as an event to your personal calendar.

We plan to include a number of short videos of members talking about Trinity, as well. 

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Women’s Fellowship News

Circle 3 will meet on Tuesday, February 5th at 6:30 pm in the old Fellowship Hall.  Please enter through the side door.

Circle #4 will meet on Tuesday, February 12⋅10:00 – 11:00am.

If you are interested, please join us for bible study and fellowship. New members welcomed!


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Credit Card Donations

Have you ever realized right when the offering was announced that you forgot your checkbook — and all you have in your wallet is a wrinkled dollar bill, some lint, and a CVS receipt?  You meant to donate, but now you’ll have to remember to go home and mail in a check. Now you will be able to make your donation for the Sunday offering with a credit or debit card as well! We will have a tablet with a card swipe unit set up at the rear of the sanctuary — just insert your card, type in the amount you want to donate, and it’s done!  You get an emailed receipt, and a card to place in the offering plate indicating that you gave electronically.  The secure card swipe system is powered by PayPal, and takes swiped cards and chip cards as well.  It’s easy and quick!  This same system will be available for donations at congregational lunches and other events, as well.  Be sure to try it out!

We are also in the process of setting up “text-to-give” options, which allow cell phone users to make donations by sending a text to a particular number.  This option should be available by the end of the month.

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Online Calendar

The Church Office is now using Google Calendar for all scheduling options.  The confusion that resulted from using both the old paper calendar and the electronic one occasionally caused some conflicts.

To submit a new date or reservation for the calendar, please CALL the church office, EMAIL the requested date to  office@trinitymoravian.org, or fill out a paper   Calendar request slip These are posted right outside the office door.  Dates are entered through our management software, and automatically “synched” to Google Calendar.

We now are including a huge amount of information on the calendar — volunteer rotations, LOGOS themes, room location for meetings, etc.  Just click on the event to see the details.  An added benefit for those who use Google calendar on their phone (that’s most Android and Apple phone users!), you can add events to your personal calendar with just a click.  Click on the event, when the detail window opens, click on COPY TO MY CALENDAR (see picture below).

No password is needed to view the calendar or the details.  We are planning to have a couple of screens in the church that display the calendar.

Do you have an older, unused tablet that still works — but not fast enough for current games and programs?  Would you consider donating that tablet to be one of our calendar display units?

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Christmas Lovefeast Report


We had a wonderful turnout for the four Christmas Lovefeasts — that’s the Community Lovefeast, the two Christmas Eve services, and the “Little Lovefeast” held by the children in Sunday School.  The Community Lovefeast was particularly well attended, with many visitors from the area — more than we recall ever having before!  SPECIAL THANKS to the many people who worked so hard to make the services as success — dieners, coffee makers, ushers, webcasters, choirs, and so on!  Everyone did a wonderful job as we celebrated Christ’s birth!

Community Lovefeast: 195

Christmas Eve, 4:00: 397

Christmas Eve, 7:30: 238

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Trinity Video Challenge!

Are you ready to take the Trinity Video Challenge?  We are in the process of designing a new, “responsive” web site which will display better on mobile devices, and will have a more up-to-date look.  We’re looking for help from members and friends:  we need great photos of church people and events.  But we also need brief video snippets of a variety of our members and friends saying what it is they like about being a member of Trinity!  If you would be willing to be “on camera,” speak to Pastor John to set up a time — we want you to share your favorite memory or favorite thing about being a part of Trinity Moravian Church

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New Additions!

Congratulations to Tyler and Meagan McGee-Risdon on the birth of twins Nolan McGee Risdon (5 lb 15 oz) and Riley Woods Risdon (6 lb 4 oz) on December 30, 2018. Mom and dad are doing fine (though a little short on sleep! And Charliecarson is loving being a big sister! We look forward to doing a double baptism in the near future!

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