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District Information

Eastern District Office 1021 Center Street Bethlehem, PA  18018 610-865-0302 edeb@mcnp.org Eastern District Executive Board David Bennett, President Phone: 610-865-0302 Email: daveb@mcnp.org   Staff District Youth and Young Adult Ministries Cynthia Rader Geyer Phone: 610-419-2063 Email: cynthia@mcnp.org   District Christian Education Marie Couts Phone.: 740-254-4769 Email: mcouts@sbcglobal.net   District/Provincial Finance Office Brenda Cahill, Controller Phone: 610-867-7566 x11 Email: […]

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Provincial Information

Northern Province Book of Order The Book of Order for the Moravian Church in America, Northern Province outlines the organization and governance of the Province. Read more… Northern Province Provincial Information Information on the Unitas Fratrum (Worldwide Moravian Church), 2010 Synod Elections and Resolutions and Resolutions on Social Issues and Life.  For use by Moravian […]

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News

For news of the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Northern Province, click here. NP – York, Pa. church demonstrates faith through fellowship by helping those in need Many of the most quoted New Testament stories involve the message that faith manifests itself not only in our personal one-on-one relationship with God, but when we […]

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Visit Us Board of Cooperative Ministries 500 South Church Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Find us using Google Maps. Call Us 336-722-8126 Office 336-725-1893 Fax Email Us

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The Resource Center

Spark your imagination. Share your wisdom. Enrich your ministry. Moravian-friendly print, curricular, web, DVD and other resources to enrich all areas of your ministry!   Visit Us Today!  Teaching Resources. Church Curriculum. Biblical Studies. Spiritual Formation. Leadership Resources. Stewardship. Youth Ministry. Group Studies. Congregational Life. Worship Resources. Devotionals.  Looking for a new book study for your […]

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Mobilize

Get Involved! Where is God calling you? If you feel the call to Provincial service, be it helping in our Resource Center, writing blog posts or special curriculum, assisting with special events, or serving on one of our many teams and task forces doing the work of ministry, please let us know! Latino Ministries  View […]

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Connect

Upcoming Events There are always exciting events on the horizon! Get information and find out how to register here.     College Ministry It’s hard to stay connected to family, friends, and the church once you head off to college. Our Director of Youth, College and Young Adult Ministries (Doug Rights), college fellowship groups, and […]

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Comenius Learning Series The Comenius Learning Series provides opportunities for all Moravians to think, learn, and grow. The name recognizes the profound influence of John Amos Comenius, a Czech philosopher and educator considered the father of modern education, who was also a Moravian bishop of the ancient Unity. Read more… Congregational Life Congregational life is about […]

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About

Our Mission “The Board of Cooperative Ministries (BCM) engages and supports congregations and RCCs in their ministries as together we grow in faith, love and hope, following Jesus in serving the world.”      The Board at Laurel Ridge Conference Center for their annual planning meeting, February 2016.       We serve individuals, families, […]

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The Moravian Magazine

The Moravian Magazine The Moravian Magazine is the official journal of the Moravian Church in North America.  For more than 100 years, The Moravian and its predecessors have shared the news, faith and life of the Moravian Church in North America.  Today, we continue that print tradition — the Moravian arrives in members’ homes ten […]

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Moravian Traditions and Customs

Over its 500-plus year history, the Moravian Church has developed unique, deeply-held traditions.  The Lovefeast, the Moravian Star, beeswax candles, special services, music and lore all help make up the rich heritage of the Moravian Church. Many of these customs arose from expressions of faith and worship of early Moravians; they continue to have significance […]

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Rites and Sacraments of the Moravian Church

The rites of the Moravian Church are Confirmation, Marriage, and Ordination. Celebration of the rites follows a liturgical form set forth in the hymnal. They are a means of affirming the Christian faith and of dedicating oneself to a way of life consistent with that faith. The clergy are trained and set apart to administer […]

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What Moravians Believe

The Moravian Church has stood for basic religious principles for more than 500 years. Through these years the church has often put into written form the precepts of its faith and practice in what is known as the Covenant for Christian Living. Moravians recognize the example of Christ’s life and proclaim that Jesus Christ is […]

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How Moravians Serve

Ministries A strong commitment to a biblical faith inherited from ancient Unitas Fratrum and a zeal for mission work that came with the eighteenth century renewal of the church remain as hallmarks of the Moravian Church today. Education has always played a vital part in Moravian church life. Moravian schools and some colleges are found […]

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2014 Synod Resolutions from Saturday, April 5

Delegates to the 2014 Synod debated and passed additional resolutions on Saturday, April 5, 2015.  These resolutions address many areas of ministry, administration and other areas of the Province.     Spiritual Solidarity with Sisters and Brothers in Honduras Synod resolved that the Southern Province, in solidarity with the people of Honduras, should raise awareness […]

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2014 Synod elects Provincial Elders’ Conference

During ballots on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, delegates to the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, elected the new Provincial Elders’ Conference. The Provincial Elders’ Conference for the Southern Province consists of three clergy and three lay people in addition to the PEC president. The PEC is elected by Synod […]

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Synod delegates approve broad range of resolutions

During the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church in America Southern Province, delegates approved a broad variety of resolutions. This list represents resolutions approved through Saturday morning, April 5, 2014.  Approval of Revised Constitution and Book of Order of the Southern Province The Synod approved resolutions to adopt revisions to the Constitution and the Book […]

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Photos from 2014 Synod, Day 2

Friday, April 4 was a day filled with committee work (in groups called Pilgrimage Groups), elections, resolutions and worship during the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church in America Southern Province. Note: to view captions, select “Show Info” in the slideshow. If slideshow does not play on your device, please click here.   Additional information […]

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David Guthrie re-elected PEC President

The 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Southern Province re-elected the Rev. David Guthrie as president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference during sessions on Friday, April 4. Rev. Guthrie will serve through the Synod of 2018.   David was first elected PEC president at the Synod of 2010. He previously served as executive director, Board […]

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Synod elects directors, trustees for boards and agencies

One of the key components of the 2014 Southern Province Synod is the election of members to serve provincial boards and agencies. In the initial sessions, the following were elected to provincial service:  Board of Directors, Board of World Mission Donna Hurt Dan Nelson Board of Directors, Moravian Mission Society  Matthew Allen Scott Brent Scarlett […]

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Two Wilmington, N.C. churches illustrate meaning of full communion

When the Moravian Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) joined in a full communion relationship in 1999, both denominations saw opportunities to work together. In February, two Wilmington, N.C. churches joined in a Joint Ministry Worship Celebration that sealed a unique relationship between two congregations—and the two denominations. At the […]

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Adopt-a-Village at nine years

The Moravian Church of Western Tanzania is our partner province. In 2001, assisted by our Board of World Mission, the province began a comprehensive AIDS program that included three components: prevention, treatment and orphan care. The first two sections were addressed immediately at the Sikonge Moravian Hospital, but it took a year to find Mama […]

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Ponderings: A book reprint gets me thinking spring…

Should we talk about the weather? My wife kids me that I write about the weather too often in my “Ponderings.” I’ve grown a little self-conscious about it over the years and have worked hard to ensure she has little ammo to rib me with on this score. But the winter we’ve had—not just here […]

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Readings guide Moravians through Holy Week

The four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—record words and deeds of Jesus. More than a quarter of the Gospel narrative is devoted to Holy Week, from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through his cleansing of the temple, disputes with religious leaders, teaching about the end times and Last Supper with his closest followers, […]

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First Moravian members writing biography of accomplished former pastor

“I consider S. Morgan Smith the pre-eminent industrialist in the history of York County. Five companies today can trace their roots to Smith, yet no one has ever written a biography about him. Why don’t you think about writing one?” Jim McClure, editor of the York Daily Record, presented this challenge to Terry Downs and […]

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Brethren: a book review

Brethren by Jeremiah Pearson Incunabula Press, 2013, 510 pgs. Part of the Villeins Trilogy. Brethren is an historical novel that tells the story of a small group of religious radicals from the village of Kunvald who risk their lives to promote literacy and peace in the midst of the violence of the early 1500s. The […]

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2014 State of the Church address

The Rev. David Guthrie, president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference for the Southern Province, Moravian Church in America, presented the 2014 “State of the Church” address during the opening session of the 2014 Southern Province Synod.  To view his presentation, click below.   To view the transcript, click here.

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Southern Province convenes 2014 Synod

The 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, convened on Thursday, April 3 at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, N.C. More than 210 delegates from Southern Province congregations, fellowships and related ministries began their work to discern and legislate for the coming four years.   The Provincial Synod has the supreme legislative power […]

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Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Thoughts? Ideas? Contact us! Interprovincial Board of Communication Moravian Church in North America 1021 Center St. PO Box 1245 Bethlehem, PA 18016 610.867.7566 pubs@mcnp.orgYou can also send us a message by submitting the form below:

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