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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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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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 Music In America

The Rev. Dr. Nola Reed Knouse, director of the Moravian Music Foundation, shares her thoughts on the Foundation’s efforts to keep American Moravian music alive and well.

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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. The offerings in our catalog are 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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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 Daily Texts

January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23 — Psalm 16:1–6

1 Chronicles 21:1–26; Acts 15:6–18


Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. Exodus 34:21


Paul wrote: You were bought by Christ at a price; do not become slaves of human beings. 1 Corinthians 7:23


Gracious Lord, help us to remember the great price you paid to set us free from sin. Help us to follow your commandments even when they are unpopular, inconvenient, or difficult for us to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Moravian Magazine

nov2016smallcoverNov/Dec 2016

In this issue: A distinguished pastor, Moravian Music Festival, Sunnyside Ministry, Gifts of Change, and more!

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Latest News

Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center seeks Executive Director

January 19, 2017

Diverse team brings aid to Ahuas

December 1, 2016

First Moravian Church launches biography of distinguished pastor

December 1, 2016

Sunnyside Ministry helps clients gain financial control

December 1, 2016

Explore Moravian music at the 2017 Moravian Music Festival

December 1, 2016

IBOC introduces Image Calendar, Essentials Mug and more

November 18, 2016

Looking for the 2017 Moravian Daily Texts?

November 18, 2016

Position Available: Northern Province seeks HR/Benefits manager

November 2, 2016

Moses Lectures with Kate Carte Engel to be live streamed Oct. 27

October 21, 2016

Sole Purpose: a ministry providing shoes to students in need

October 17, 2016

Palmetto Moravian Fellowship: “The” Moravians in South Carolina

October 10, 2016

12 Days of Service “Connects” New Philadelphia to community

October 8, 2016

A Measure of Success: Moravian Children’s Festival and Lovefeast

October 8, 2016

Board of World Mission Hurricane Matthew Response Update

October 5, 2016

Keeping Time shares Rev. Brian Dixon’s creative beat

October 4, 2016

Giving thanks for five years of speech therapy efforts at Star Mountain

August 29, 2016

Taking up the task that’s given at 2016 Eastern District Synod

August 29, 2016

Canadian Moravians show they themselves “are the letters”

August 28, 2016

Salem 250: Salem—The First Year

July 26, 2016

Honoring 150 Years of Freedom (Moravian)

July 26, 2016

Moravian Theological Seminary celebrates 2016 Commencement

July 17, 2016

Presbyterians, Moravians commemorate full communion relationship

July 17, 2016

Western District Synod 2016: Making plans to meet “Aspirations for the Future”

July 16, 2016

Eastern District elects new leadership at 2016 Synod

June 25, 2016

CrossWalk continues solemn yet joyful tradition

June 8, 2016

Western, Canadian Districts elect new leadership at 2016 Synods

June 8, 2016

Common Ground: Engaging neighbours in their faith

June 8, 2016

United Methodist Church approves full communion with North American Moravian provinces

May 19, 2016

Illustrating the Healthy Congregation ideal for the Northern Province

December 2, 2015

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Upcoming Events


February 17-18, 2017

"Living the Essentials" Southern Province Intersynodal Conference
New Philadelphia Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.


April 21-21, 2017

Western District Spring Conference
Oconomowoc Wisconsin


July 1-7, 2017 

Moravian Youth Convo 2017
Maryland/Washington D.C.


July 23-29, 2017

Moravian Music Festival, Winston-Salem, N.C.

April 19-22, 2018

Southern Province 2018 Synod, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly


June 21-25, 2018

Northern Province Synod, Bethlehem, Pa.


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2016mugproofimageminiMoravian Essentials Cafe Mug

New for 2016! Featuring the Moravian Seal on one side and “God Creates, God Redeems, God Blesses/We Respond In Faith, Hope and Love” — the core Moravian Essentials — on the other.This 13 oz. black matte-finish mug with bright blue gloss interior is perfect for your favorite hot beverage. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

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