In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.
“Most of our learning today comes from books or such media as television. Most of us live in crowded cities. We ride on concrete streets and highways. We even worship at a fixed time on a fixed day. Because of this we have a special need to discover anew the wonder of God’s creation. We need time for reflection, for prayer, for worship. We need to open our lives to God’s call for commitment, for service. This we find in the environment of a church camp.”
-- Bishop George G. Higgins, June 1962
Bishop Higgins’ words from 50 years ago still ring true today. The Moravian Church’s commitment to outdoor ministries offer an escape from the fast-paced world and unique opportunities for spiritual growth in both children and adults.
The Moravian Church in North America hosts four camp and conference centers in the U.S. and Canada. Each of these facilities offers both summer camping experiences and year-round opportunities to renew relationships with God and grow in faith.
Hope Conference and Renewal Center
Hope, New Jersey
Van-Es Camp and Conference Centre
Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center
Laurel Ridge - A Moravian Church Camp, Conference, and Retreat Center
Laurel Springs, North Carolina
Thursday, April 24 — Psalm 53
Leviticus 16:26-18:5; Mark 6:7-13
Whether it is good or bad, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God. Jeremiah 42:6
Jesus said to Peter, "When you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go." John 21:18
We thank you, God, for your words of comfort and peace. Help us to obey your voice and your will for our lives. May all we do and say bring glory to your name. Amen.
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This new Moravian songbook features 80 new songs by 51 composers and authors from across the Moravian Church. Includes music and guitar chords, plus new specialty liturgies. Celebrate the musical gifts of today's Moravian Church!