Moravian Church in North America

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Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Environmental Stewardship

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“We believe in the one God who has created the land and sea and heavens and all that is in them; who established a world that was good; who gives to us the task of watchful, and responsible care over it; who is certainty and truth.” -Moravian Book of Worship

What We Do


The Moravian Task Force on Environmental Stewardship
provides educational materials and consultation for congregations, holds educational events, and joins in the work of two statewide North Carolina organizations whose mission is to care for creation: The North Carolina Conservation Network and the North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light organization. Over 100 congregations across N.C. work with NCIPL.

This task force views environmental stewardship as an issue of faith and our work as both an important mission of the Moravian church and an outreach opportunity. We look to the 2010 Synod and it’s statement that “We will claim and affirm our stewardship or creation and all God has given us as an essential part of our discipleship with Jesus Christ” as well as established statements and liturgies of the Moravian church as guideposts in our work. A cornerstone of their work is a theological look at the issue of environmental stewardship with an emphasis on Moravian beliefs on the issue.

Environmental Stewardship events bring together Moravians from across many congregations who share a passion and desire to grow intentional environmental stewardship ministry in the local church and share ideas and resources that will enhance and empower this important work. 

Growing from the former Church and Society Commission, the Task Force on Environmental Stewardship has now programmed three conferences at Laurel Ridge, one conference in Winston-Salem, and a screening of the documentary film Green Fire in partnership with Salem College in Winston-Salem. They also help to coordinate a yearly eco mission weekend at Laurel Ridge for middle and high school youth. The event helps youth learn how to be good stewards of God’s creation and enjoy some mountain time.

Are you interested in joining us in our work? Please contact Heather Stevenson at (336) 722-8126 and she’ll get you in touch with the group.

“We view all of life as a sacred responsibility to be used wisely.”

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Moravian Daily Texts

08/17/2018

Friday, August 17 — Psalm 100
Joshua 24:14–Judges 1:16; Luke 18:1–17

The Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city?” Jonah 4:10–11 (NASB)

Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other. 1 Corinthians 10:24

Creating Lord—you trusted us with one of the biggest responsibilities of all time: to care for your creation and all that is in it. Creation speaks to us and cannot be pushed past its boundaries. Help us tune our ears to listen to the voices that do not sound like ours. Amen.

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