Moravian Church in North America

In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.

Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Hus and the Moravian Church

July 6 is a special day of remembrance in the Moravian Church. On this date in 1415, a Catholic Church council in the city of Constance executed one of the great Christian reformers.  Millions of Christians worldwide, including Moravians, view John Hus as a martyr to the gospel and a saint.

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2018 Northern Province Synod

More than 250 delegates from across the Northern Province will come together June 21-25 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for the 2018 Northern Province Synod. Check back for updates throughout the event.

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2018 Southern Province Synod

The 2018 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, convened April 19-22 in Black Mountain, N.C. With inspiration from the theme of “Living the Essentials with Courage for the Future,” delegates discerned what God is calling us to in shared ministry for the coming years.

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Your source for Moravian books, music and more

The IBOC’s online bookstore is your central resource for materials about the Moravian Church in America — ideal for anyone looking to learn more about Moravian Christians, our history, our practices and our theology. Visit today to learn more!

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The Moravian Church

The Moravian Church is a church where people matter and where love and compassion flow freely from God through people.  Click to learn more…

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Weekly Moravian Message

Each week, Moravians in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean share a common message written by Moravian pastors and ministry leaders. Updated every Sunday morning and based on the week’s lectionary readings, this message provides a link between congregations far and wide.

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The Ground of the Unity

The North American Moravian church is but a small part of the worldwide Moravian Church, the Unitas Fratrum. At the core of this global church is the Ground of the Unity, a doctrinal statement that was adopted by the Unity Synod of the Unitas Fratrum in 1995.

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The Moravian Magazine

The Moravian Magazine reaches every Moravian household in the Northern and Southern Provinces with news and information about the life, work and identity of the Moravian Church in America. Available in print and online 10 times a year.

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Moravian Traditions

Over its 500-plus year history, the Moravian Church has developed unique, deeply-held traditions.  Many of these customs arose from expressions of faith and worship of early Moravians; they continue to have significance in how Moravians live into their love of Christ.

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Moravian Daily Texts

July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17 — Psalm 86:1–10
Deuteronomy 27:14–28:24; Luke 9:37–50

The Lord said, “You will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Exodus 19:6 (NIV)

Jesus said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21

Gracious God, you have called us to be your people—sending us out into the world to do your work—to live as priests and priestesses for you. May it be so! Amen.

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In our May issue, read about the consecration of the first Moravian bishop in Cuba; a preview of the 2018 Southern Province Synod; stories about women in the Unity; and more! Read online

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Resolutions from the 2018 Northern Province Synod

July 6, 2018

Delegates gathered, grew and now go from 2018 Northern Province Synod

June 29, 2018

Northern Province elects new leadership for coming four years

June 25, 2018

Northern Province, United Methodist Church enter full communion

June 23, 2018

News from the 2018 Northern Province Synod

June 20, 2018

Faith Leader Statement on Family Separation

June 19, 2018

Southern Province Synod charts courageous path forward

May 18, 2018

Northern Province Synod prepares to gather, grow and go

May 18, 2018

Northern Province to transfer ownership of Bethlehem’s Moravian Book Shop to Moravian College

April 28, 2018

Southern Province approves full communion with United Methodist Church

April 25, 2018

2018 Southern Province Synod elects Carol Foltz and Tom Shelton as bishops

April 21, 2018

Southern Province Synod elects 2018-2022 Provincial Elders’ Conference

April 21, 2018

The Rev. David Guthrie re-elected president, Southern Province PEC

April 20, 2018

State of the Church: Moravian Church Southern Province

April 20, 2018

Board of World Mission seeks Director of Mission Engagement

March 16, 2018

Southern Province prepares to “Live the Essentials with Courage for the Future”

March 16, 2018

Campaign helps Unity Women’s Desk do more

March 16, 2018

Moravian Church consecrates first Cuban bishop

March 16, 2018

13th Moravian Women’s Conference set for June 20 – 23, 2019

March 16, 2018

Unity Mission Conference brings together Moravians from around the globe

February 13, 2018

Messages on the Transfiguration

February 13, 2018

Bringing healing and faith in Honduras

February 13, 2018

“Box” provides blessings to Winston-Salem neighborhood

February 13, 2018

Create In Me: Report from the New Moravian Worship Resource Exploration Committee

February 13, 2018

Moravian Unity statement on derogatory statements, Jan. 15, 2018

January 16, 2018

Unity Prayer Day Offering 2018

January 11, 2018

Comenius Learning Series lecture 
highlights leadership and contributions of early Moravian women

December 22, 2017

Christmas from Carolina to the Caribbean

December 22, 2017

Churches come together to build “Welcome Kits” for Puerto Rican families

December 22, 2017

Thanks for the memories…

December 22, 2017

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Upcoming Events


July 19-22, 2018

Moravian Unity Brass Festival, Winston-Salem, Pa.


Sept. 15, 2018

Moravian Ministry Voyage, Advent Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.


June 20-23, 2019

13th Moravian Women's Conference, Winston-Salem, N.C.



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Bishop Kay Ward’s fourth offering is filled with reflective, funny and inspiring stories that can be used as daily reflections, or just a good story to share! The Psalms lead us through Kay’s reflections, reminding us how the Bible writers also shared their personal reflections on life.

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