Deadline for Nextgen Sisters Extended

If you are a Moravian woman aged 21 to 35-(ish), consider joining the Nextgen Sisters cohort at the Moravian Women’s Conference, to be held June 20-23, 2019 in Winston-Salem, NC.  Discover and develop your spiritual gifts, create bonds of community, and explore your call to leadership and mission. This is a unique opportunity to grow in faith, love, and hope as you follow the Lamb in today’s world.

Through group discussions, self-reflection exercises, social activities, and mentoring, each participant will:

  • Meet and build relationships with Moravian women from across North America;
  • Reflect on questions of faith and purpose while giving and receiving support in a safe space;
  • Explore ways you can use your power effectively, turn your faith into action, and make a positive difference in the world; and
  • Spend time with a few of the Moravian Church’s wise women who will share their stories of faith and challenge, and insights for the journey ahead.

Women from both the Southern and Northern provinces are eligible. Space is limited. To submit your name for consideration, please complete this Google Form no later than April 30, 2019:

Upon acceptance to the cohort, you will be:

  • Asked to participate as fully as possible in the meetings and activities of this group during the conference (social events are optional) and commit to at least one pre-event meeting (via video conference) and possibly some post-event follow-up. We’ll send you a schedule of this group’s activities once it becomes available.
  • Eligible for the Early Bird discount registration price ($350) during the entire advance registration period AND receive a $275 Nextgen scholarship. You’ll be responsible for the remaining registration cost of $75 (of course, you may choose to take advantage of your church or province’s scholarship options to cover this cost). Note this scholarship does not cover lodging or travel costs.

Nextgen Sisters is a project of the Moravian Women’s Conference in collaboration with the Board of Cooperative Ministries of the Moravian Church, Southern Province.

Lodging STILL Available for the Women’s Conference

We are so excited that over 350 women from around the Moravian world are joining us this June in Winston-Salem! Moravian Women’s Conference attendees may still reserve their lodging using this customized online reservation system. Rooms are available at the Marriott Winston-Salem, which is connected to our conference hotel, the Embassy Suites, by an elevated, enclosed walkway. Please book your room soon as they are going fast!

Remember, conference registration does NOT include hotel accommodations. You can find more information about accommodations and room costs on the Travel & Accommodations page of the conference website.

The Moravian Women’s Conference to be held June 20-23, 2019 in Winston-Salem, NC, is a gathering hosted by the Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church in North America. The conference centers around a biblical theme and offers time for attendees to relax their bodies, refresh their spirits, and renew their commitment to God and to each other. With faith, love, and hope, women leave the conference with a new enthusiasm and commitment to serve God, each other, and the world.

In the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, just steps away from the historic Moravian settlement of Salem, the Twin City Quarter (Embassy Suites/Marriott Winston-Salem and Convention Center) offers excellent accommodations and meeting space for the conference.  Close to a variety of activities, including the Downtown Arts District, Fourth Street’s Restaurant Row, attractions, museums, shopping, colleges, universities, golf courses and wineries.

Share and Sell Market Registration is Now Open!

Share & Sell Market – **Register Now!

Women’s fellowships, congregations, non-profits, and church-related for-profit agencies are all invited to bring their wares and goodies to share and sell during the conference.  Registration information for Share & Sell is now available at Moravian.Online/MWC-Share-and-Sell.

Hours for Share & Sell Market 

2019 Share & Sell Schedule

Thursday, June 20                       3:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday, June 21                            3:00pm – 6:00pm  and 9:00pm-11:00pm (after Gala)

Saturday, June 22                        3:00pm – 6:00pm

Rachel Held Evans to Provide Keynote at Moravian Women’s Conference

The 13th Moravian Women’s conference in scheduled for June 20-23, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C. The conference site, Embassy Suites, is located in downtown Winston-Salem amid the arts district, shops, restaurants and other attractions which are just blocks from historic Moravian Old Salem.

The conference offers an opportunity for Moravian women (and their ecumenical sisters) from many places to learn, worship, sing and share ideas. During general sessions and “Imagine Sessions” (workshops), keynote speakers and workshop leaders will inform and challenge each participant to confidently live into the plan God has for her.

Rachel Held Evans, a New York Times bestselling author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Searching for Sunday and Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again, will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Conference. She is also creator of a blog renown for conversation about Christianity and culture and is a popular speaker at churches, conferences and universities around the country.

Other women scheduled to speak include the Rt. Rev. Kay Ward, the first female bishop of the Moravian Unity; the Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons, executive director of Tricklebee Café, an emerging ministry in Milwaukee, Wis.; the Rev. Dr. Heather Hartung Vacek, vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty and associate professor of church history at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; and Dena Grillo Fotuzi, a church leader and board member in the Moravian Church in Albania.

Conference registration is now open at moravianwomensconference.org. The website provides additional details and lodging opportunities (note that lodging is reserved separately so registrants may choose accommodations that suit their needs). Early Bird registration is $350 through February 6, 2019, and $415 thereafter.

Early Bird Deadline Extended Through February 6th!

Good news! In order to allow time for all who would like to register with the discount to do so, we have extended the deadline for Early Bird registration until 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Regular registration prices will take effect on Thursday, February 7 at 12:00am.

So please, register before February 6th to receive a discount off of the regular registration fee for the 13th Moravian Women’s Conference, to be held June 20-23, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (You’ll find an updated printed registration form here.)

The Moravian Women’s Conference is a gathering hosted by the Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church in North America. The conference centers around a biblical theme and offers time for attendees to relax their bodies, refresh their spirits, and renew their commitment to God and to each other. With faith, love, and hope, women leave the conference with a new enthusiasm and commitment to serve God, each other, and the world. We hope you’ll join us!

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Lodging Reservation Information Available Now!

Beginning August 1, 2018, Moravian Women’s Conference attendees may now reserve their lodging using a customized online reservation system.

Remember, conference registration does NOT include hotel accommodations. To make hotel reservations, you’ll need to call (long distance or international rates may apply) 336-724-2300 (tell them you’re with the Moravian Women’s Conference to get special rates) OR make reservations online using this customized link. You can find more information about accommodations and room costs on the Travel & Accommodations page of the conference website.

Coming to conference? Great! To complete your conference arrangements, be sure to:

  • Check to see if you are eligible for any Conference discounts and scholarships. Visit the Registration page of our website and scroll down to the Scholarship section.
  • Register for the conference using this online form and paying with a credit card (transaction & convenience fees will apply). Or, download a printable registration form and mail it with your check.
  • Take advantage of special rates and make reservations at the conference hotel (The Embassy Suites) if you’ll be staying there. Advise hotel of your roommate(s).
  • Make arrangements to travel to the conference (airfare, car, etc.). (If traveling by air, make arrangements for ground transportation to and from the airport.)

The Moravian Women’s Conference to be held June 20-23, 2019 in Winston-Salem, NC, is a gathering hosted by the Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church in North America. The conference centers around a biblical theme and offers time for attendees to relax their bodies, refresh their spirits, and renew their commitment to God and to each other. With faith, love, and hope, women leave the conference with a new enthusiasm and commitment to serve God, each other, and the world.

Workshop Proposals Needed

It’s that time again! We’re looking for a few good women to offer relevant, informative, and inspiring workshops during the 2019 Moravian Women’s Conference, to be held June 20-23, 2019 in Winston-Salem, NC. Women have until April 30, 2018 to send in a proposal. Visit the Get Involved page to read more about this opportunity and follow the links to submit your proposal.