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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Unity in a diverse world

The worldwide Unitas Fratrum (Moravian Church) includes members from Africa, Europe, and North and Central America. The Rev. Dr. Jørgen Bøytler addressed the challenges of maintaining the Unitas Fratrum in a diverse world.

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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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Discerning a call to mission

The Board of World Mission’s FIT (Focused Intensity over Time) First event brought young adults and church leaders together to learn about the biblical call to mission and to discern how God was calling them to take part in His work, be it next door or around the world.

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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

July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27 — Psalm 89:30–37
Joshua 3,4; Luke 12:1–12


Rise up, O Lord! Do not let mortals prevail. Psalm 9:19


And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Luke 18:7


Redeeming Savior, Lord of all hope, we come before you with contrite hearts; hear our cries for healing and cleansing. Be our safe and secure Refuge; restore us to the wealth of our eternal salvation. Amen.

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Moravian Magazine

june2016minicoverJune 2016

In this issue: Moravian Camping Ministries, a solemn CrossWalk, Deed Day, finding Common Ground, and more!

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Latest News

Eastern District elects new leadership at 2016 Synod

June 25, 2016

Western, Canadian Districts elect new leadership at 2016 Synods

June 8, 2016

Eastern District Synod to focus on mission in our neighborhoods [UPDATED]

June 8, 2016

Common Ground: Engaging neighbours in their faith

June 8, 2016

CrossWalk continues solemn yet joyful tradition

June 8, 2016

United Methodist Church approves full communion with North American Moravian provinces

May 19, 2016

Moravian Church, Presbyterian Church U.S.A to celebrate Covenant/Full Communion Agreement

May 9, 2016

Moravian Disaster Response: Wildfire in Ft. McMurray, Alberta

May 5, 2016

#MoravianServies: Sharing the many faces of Moravian service

May 3, 2016

I am my sister’s keeper: a report from the Fourth Unity Women’s Consultation

May 2, 2016

Embraced By Resurrection: Preparing for Western District Synod 2016

April 5, 2016

Foundation celebrates 60 years of preserving and sharing Moravian Music

April 1, 2016

A visit to the heart of the Moravian Church in Nepal

March 31, 2016

2016 Canadian District Synod to reflect on the call of the Spirit

March 30, 2016

Studying Moravian Doctrine: Ground of the Unity, Part I

March 29, 2016

Studying the Ground of the Unity

February 23, 2016

Illustrating Healthier Congregations

February 23, 2016

15 years of following our Shepherd into full communion

December 18, 2015

Illustrating the Healthy Congregation ideal for the Northern Province

December 2, 2015

Digital Daily Texts ready for popular tablets

December 1, 2015

Northern and Southern Province bishops meet for discussions on our church

November 24, 2015

You are God’s Masterpiece — a tale of two weekends

November 20, 2015

Moravian Open Door continues assistance in NYC

November 19, 2015

FIT First event helps youth discern—and act on—their call to mission

November 4, 2015

Beth Hayes named Educator of the Year 2016

November 4, 2015

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Upcoming Events


August 12-19, 2016

Unity Synod, Jamaica


Sept. 2-5, 2016

FIT First youth mission event, Mt. Morris, Wautoma, Wis.


July 23-29, 2017

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


Online Catalog

commonunityfinalcoverminiCommon Unity: Community in Action

Using language from the Ground of the Unity as “ground rules,” this new nine-session study guide provides individual and group readers with language to share about what makes a community strong.

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