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Workshops & Presenter Info for Aging Well 2017 Conference April 22, 9am – 2pm | Friedberg Moravian Church View or print the paper registration form: (link to PDF registration form) Online registration at PlanetReg.com/AgingWellConference Common Sense Tips for Caring (Session #2 – F) In our time together we will explore common sense tips for showing […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
We are pleased to offer you a way to order all your curriculum from one convenient location. Consider placing a standing order with us for your Sunday School or small group curriculum for the upcoming church year! A standing order is the easiest and most cost-effective way for congregations to order curriculum. Simply place an annual […]
Regional Conferences of Churches Members of one body. . . working for a future with hope. Fifty-six congregations and nine fellowships form the foundation of the Moravian Church, Southern Province. Each of these belong to one of 12 Regional Conferences of Churches, a small cluster of congregations and fellowships that meet together to enable communication, build […]
The Special Synod of 2009 approved a new structure and a new focus for our Province, centering on eight interrelated characteristics of healthy congregations. In 2010, Synod created directional statements for each characteristic, as well as some specific directives. Each year, the PEC provides suggestions and direction for congregations to ensure health. Here’s a complete […]
Comenius Learning Series Fall Event (November 2016 Moravian in America: Original Visions, Long-Term Costs (PDF file of Weber Slide Presentation) Cost of Racism to White America – John H. Bracey (YouTube video) Winston-Salem’s African American Neighborhoods: 1870-1950 by Langdon Opperman (PDF file) How Highways Wrecked American Cities (YouTube Video) Foodways & Roadways (How urban renewal […]
The following is a list of the 12 Regional Conferences of Churches and their member congregations.
- RCC Excerpt from the Book of Order
- RCC Representative Election Update – June 2011
- RCC Description – Original Bulletin Insert
The Processes Through Which We Learn and Grow as Individuals and in Community to Care for Ourselves and Serve Others
The congregation is committed to the agenda of God including a clear understanding of, and strong conviction about, the purpose of the church.
Increasing Participation, Attendance and Membership
The members, boards, pastor(s), and staff of the congregation have a positive attitude toward growth. There is an intentional process leading to growth.
Bringing Individuals and the Congregation into a Greater Harmony with God with a New Sense of Faith, Love, and Hope
We trust and glorify God. We are aware of the nature and presence of God within the congregation. Because of God’s empowering presence, we seek to find out what God wants. We know that God is working in the lives of members and in the life of our congregation.
Bringing Church Members into Greater Harmony with One Another to Build Community
Within the congregation, there is a spirit of community and mutual love and a caring about one another. The congregation operates as an authentic community with a strong and growing sense of belonging.
Proclaiming God’s Word through Scripture, Preaching, Music, and Sacrament
Worship is the center of congregational life. The pastoral leadership ensures a genuine worship experience that is God-exalting, Spirit-filled, vital, inspiring, meaningful and nourishing.
Ensuring Wise Direction, Administration, and Accountability for the Community
There is strong, effective leadership by the pastor and boards that is team oriented, empowering, inspiring, strategic, and risk-taking and which sets and leads the direction of the congregation toward becoming and remaining healthy.
The Effective Use of Individual and Community Time, Talent and Treasure
In a healthy congregation, stewardship and generosity are nurtured. There is a positive approach for teaching, modeling and encouraging stewardship. A well-organized laity understands, demonstrates and uses total stewardship practices.
Congregational life is about ministry . . . and much more! Do you ever need help with . . .
We are here to help you strengthen and transform the life of your congregation, through consulting and training, hands-on ministry support, programming, and resources, in areas such as:
Life as a young adult is full of opportunity and challenge, new beginnings and heartache. It takes a lot to manage friends, family, faith, and the future.The Young Adult Moravian community (YAMs) provides support, encouragement, and Christian love and fellowship as you navigate this increasingly complex world. We are now in the organizing phase and […]
John Valentine Haidt (1700-1780) was the official painter for the Moravian Church, an eighteenth-century religious community that unlike many other Protestant groups did not reject the use of art in their church life. Over the years of his involvement with the Moravians in Germany, England and Pennsylvania, Haidt painted many biblical, historical and allegorical paintings, as well as hundreds of portraits; many of his works survive in collections around the world.
This fall, the Northern Province Moravian Church Archives published the first comprehensive biography of Haidt, based on extensive archival research in Germany and America. The book includes a translation of Haidt’s original autobiography as well as of his Treatise on Art.
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 our college age retreats (one in November and one in May) make staying connected to other Moravians a bit easier.
“We realize that our Christian faith must continually be nourished if it is to remain living and vital. Therefore, we desire to grow in our Christian lives through family devotions, personal prayer and study, and the opportunities for spiritual development offered by the church.”
–The Moravian Covenant for Christian Living, Article 8.