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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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.

He wrote that education must “illumine the intellect, direct the will, and stimulate the conscience. . . it is impossible to separate those three ornaments of the soul — erudition, virtue, and piety.” With this series, we honor his life, legacy, and understanding that we are to “make the whole of life a school.”

2015 Comenius Learning Series

Martyrs, Exiles, & Missionaries: Making Bold Choices for Christ
Saturday, November 2, 2015 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Clemmons Moravian Church, Clemmons, NC. 

Leadership Focus: Be the Church: Living Faith in a New Generation
Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 9:00am – 3:30pm
Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

2014 Comenius Learning Series

Leadership Focus: Faith for a Lifetime
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friedberg Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

Be The Church: The Followers of Hus in a New Generation
featuring the Rev. Dr. Daniel Crews, Archivist
November 15, 2014 | New Philadelphia Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC

2013 Comenius Learning Series:

Leadership Focus: Tools & Wisdom for Life & Faith
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 9:00am-3:30pm
Home Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

CLS Summer Conference: Comenius for a Complicated World
July 5-7, 2013 | Featuring the Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood &
Dr. Diane Lipsett | Laurel Ridge Conference Center, Laurel Springs, NC.

From Fear to Hope: Where is God Calling Us?
November 8-9, 2013 | Featuring the Rev. Dr. Riddick Weber & the Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard |
Fairview Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

Visit our Events page for more information on these events and to register. 

The Southern Province of the Moravian Church has a rich history of offering meaningful religious education for members through its Lay Seminary program. Together, we’ve grown in our faith and made an impact on those searching for a deeper relationship with God. This series responds to requests for more events that deepen our understanding of the spiritual, cultural, and historical perspectives of the Moravian Church and Christianity as a whole. We also hope to focus additionally on ideas regarding practical aspects of congregational and faith life.

The Board of Cooperative Ministries is committed to enriching the growth of lifelong learners, both clergy and laity. It is our hope that The Comenius Learning Series will further support and strengthen the faith of our members by providing faith formation, Biblical study, and religious education that makes a difference in the life of individual members.

Comenius Learning Series Master Planning Team:

The Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood (Moravian Theological Seminary)
The Rev. Carol Foltz (Friedland Moravian Church)
The Rt. Rev. Sam Gray (Come & Worship)
Paula Hall (King Moravian Church)
The Rev. Andrew Heil (Hope Moravian Church)
The Rev. Judy Knopf (Good Shepherd)
Nancy Sawtelle (Friedland Moravian Church)
Amanda Moody Schumpert (Calvary)
The Rev. Stuart Zimmerman (Unity)

Staff: Ruth Cole Burcaw (Executive Director), Andrew David Cox (Communications Project Manager)

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Moravian Daily Texts


Monday, November 20 — Psalm 129
Daniel 6:19–7:22; 3 John

You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take away anything from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 4:2

Jesus said to them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.” Luke 8:21

Lord, it is so easy to interpret your holy word with our own biases and miss the point you were trying to make. Guide our hearts and minds to understand your calling for us and to act on that calling. Amen.

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