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
Friday, December 6 -- Psalm 139:13-16
Amos 5; Revelation 9:1-11
He awakens me morning by morning, he awakens my ear to listen as a disciple. Isaiah 50:4 (NASB)
In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. Mark 1:35
God, as we breathe in our first waking breaths of the day, let us know that it is your spirit that fills us and sustains us. Let us use each breath to praise and serve you in love. 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!