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

01/16/2018

Tuesday, January 16 — Psalm 11
Genesis 19:1–29; Matthew 7:1–12

You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or anything that belongs to your neighbor. Deuteronomy 5:21 (NIV)

Jesus said, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15

Forgive us, Lord Jesus, when we fail to remember that the craving of material goods leads to spiritual poverty. May our energies be directed into investing in the treasures of your spirit. Amen.

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