1862 The Civil War overwhelms the Moravian mission at New Springplace when Br. James Ward is murdered and Br. Gilbert Bishop is taken prisoner. Srs. Ward and Bishop must bury Br. Ward with their own hands, then flee with their children to Arkansas, where Br. Bishop joins them later.
1890 Salem’s Board of Elders resolves to "abandon" the use of the German language in the smaller communion at Home Church, "the only service in which it has been used for many years."
1951 A “home mission” opens in a store on Robin Hood Road. This outreach by New Philadelphia will become Messiah Moravian Church.
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