Moravian Church in North America

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

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Van-Es Camp and Conference Centre

VanEs_SignFounded in 1940, Camp Van Es has been an important part of the ministry of the Moravian Church in Canada.  Located on 100 acres of secluded wooded land on the shores of South Cooking Lake near Edmonton, the facility offers a perfect setting not only for camps, but also for weddings, family gatherings, business conferences and retreats.  With its modern banquet facilities, auditorium, swimming pool, hot tub, gymnasium, rustic cabins, and miles of nature trails, the site can host up to 200 people year round.

You only have to walk in the historical Van Es Chapel once to get the spirit of this enchanted resort.  Whether you are looking for a place to revitalize your team, or sit quietly around the campfire to renew your spirit, Van Es Camp and Conference Center will certainly let you experience moments you will never forget.

Information and Bookings
Van Es Camp and Conference Centre
P.O. Box 551
Bruderheim, AB     T0B 0S0
Contact: Bonnie Hauch
Phone: (780) 922-2457
Fax: (780) 796-3065
Van-Es Website:


Canadian Moravian Mission Society

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Canadian Moravian Mission Society operates under several Synod mandates: sending missionaries; volunteer training programs that focus on HIV/AIDS; improving communications between the congregations regarding local outreach opportunities; holding a mission awareness event; endorsing partnership projects.

Toward the realization of these goals, the Society has helped send Moravians to Honduras and St. Kitts on mission trips; worked with and through a Regional Volunteer Coordinator to prepare more people for “sending”; supported the “Dear Brothers and Sisters” orphan project in Tanzania; identified congregational representatives in most of the Canadian District congregations; held a Mission Event; supported many partnership projects such as Second Mile Projects, Habitat for Humanity, Rajpur Foster Child Project, and recently, Adopt-A-Village program.

The Canadian Moravian Mission Society is sustained through membership fees, fundraising, donations and an annual synod-mandated stipend from the Board of Elders of the Canadian District.

For more information about membership, or about mission work, contact:
 Donna Gordon or


Canadian Moravian Historical Society

The Canadian Moravian Historical Society collects, examines, preserves, and interprets historical material which is used to publish and disseminate the story of the Moravian Church in western Canada, and its contribution to the Canadian history and culture. Established in 1982, the Canadian Moravian Historical Society is an independent, not-for-profit registered organization with a volunteer board of directors.

Since its inception, the Society has published several books related to the Moravian Church history.  In addition, the Society publishes the Canadian Moravian Historical Magazine on a annual basis.  The magazine was first issued in May 1995, and includes a wide variety of subjects by many authors, all of which cover some aspect of church history.

On behalf of the Board of Elders of the Canadian District, the Society is also responsible for operation of the Canadian Moravian Archives.  The Archives contain records pertaining to church activity across the Canadian District, along with extensive material from Reverend Clement Hoyler, the founding pastor of the first Moravian congregations in western Canada.

The Canadian Moravian Historical Society is sustained through membership fees, fundraising, donations and an annual synod-mandated stipend from the Board of Elders of the Canadian District.

For more information about membership, or special programs and presentations about church history, contact: Wm. G. (Bill) Brese @ Edmonton Moravian Church or

View Canadian Historical Society Magazine archive.


Canadian Moravian Foundation

The Canadian Moravian Foundation was established in 1978 as a registered charity to provide an easy way for members and friends to support the work of the Moravian Church in Canada.  The affairs of the Canadian Moravian Foundation are managed by a Board of Directors whose members are appointed by the Board of Elders Canadian District.

Over the years, the Foundation has received donations that are held in a permanent endowment.  The income generated is used to support our ministry and outreach in Canada.  In fact, the Canadian Moravian Foundation has distributed over $100,000 in grants since 2000.

Please continue to give generously to help us spread the good news here at home, and around the world!

For Information or Donations Contact:
Canadian Moravian Foundation
600 Acadia Drive S.E.
Calgary, AB   T2J 0B8
(403) 271-2700 or Susan Christie, President



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Moravian Daily Texts


Wednesday, September 20 — Psalm 107:33–43
Jeremiah 50:41–51:23; Hebrews 5

And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Joel 2:28 (NIV)

Peter said, “Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you both see and hear.” Acts 2:33

Lord, be with us when we are afraid, when we are struggling with new situations, when we feel alone and angry. Set our spirits free. Amen.

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