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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Official Provincial Elders’ News

NORTHERN PROVINCE Outdoor Ministries Sunday, June 3, 2018 The 1994 Synod of the Moravian Church–Northern Province passed legislation regarding the observance of an Outdoor Ministries Sunday. The date for this observance has been established by the Provincial Elders’ Conference as the Sunday after Trinity Sunday, which falls on June 18 this year. Pastors are encouraged […]

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Western District News & Notes: April 2018

The Newsletter of the Moravian Church, Western District by Rev. Bruce Nelson, President Bruce’s Babblings Easter Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ: I write to you today shortly after many of us celebrated the Easter holiday. Some of us celebrated amidst snow or very cold temperatures and others enjoyed somewhat balmy temperatures as we proclaimed, […]

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Synod Video Test Page

Southern Province Synod 2018: Living the Essentials With Courage for the Future Moravian Church Southern Province leaders share information and insights for delegates to the 2018 Southern Province Synod, April 19-22, 2018 SP Synod 2018: What Is Synod? from IBOC • Mike Riess on Vimeo. SP Synod 2018: What is the Theme of Synod 2018? […]

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Weekly Moravian Message: July 16, 2017

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost — July 16, 2017 A Parable of Hope When reading this parable, I thought of a song about people being seeds in God’s hands. My second thought was that this is not so. Jesus, while unclear in the first telling, is very clear in discussing it with his disciples. The sower […]

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GiftLegacy: remembering
 congregations and agencies in estate plans

The Moravian Ministries Foundation helps Moravian individuals, churches and agencies grow and sustain the ministries that are central to our faith. We do this through investment management, gift planning and assisting with stewardship development and capital fundraising. Our GiftLegacy planned giving service works with individuals, couples and families who want to create plans for giving […]

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Seminary students learn of Moravian life and history in Jamaica

Jamaica in January. For course credit? Sign me up! Seven of us made our way from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Jamaica this past January for the course Jamaica: History, Culture, and the Moravians offered at Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem. The Rev Dr. Craig Atwood and Bishop Hopeton Clennon led our travels; along for the ride […]

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Thanks for the prayers

I’ve often written in this space about how special working for the Moravian Church can be. Whether in joy or sorrow (or sometimes just on “regular” days), I continue to be heartened by the concern, caring and connectedness of my Moravian brothers and sisters. Four days before Christmas, my sister texted with a serious concern […]

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Salem 250: Salem—The First Year

The city of Winston-Salem is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, and Southern Province Moravians are taking a large part in the celebrations. After all, we Moravians are Winston-Salem’s beginning. Though on the large scale it is Winston-Salem’s 250th, it more specifically is the 250th anniversary of Salem, the church community that grew to be […]

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Eastern District elects new leadership at 2016 Synod

At the 2016 Synod of the Moravian Church Eastern District, held June 22-25 in Bethlehem, Pa., delegates elected members of the Eastern District Executive Board (EDEB). The EDEB provides administrative leadership and coordination for the Eastern District, Northern Province. The Rev. David Bennett was elected to a third term as the president of the EDEB. […]

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Weekly Moravian Message, May 29, 2016

Second Sunday after Pentecost May 29, 2016 The Power of the Word For years we have being reading God’s Word. We have learned about God’s promises and witnessed them fulfilled in the lives and com-munities of the past and present. Yet are we in all circumstances willing to trust in the “Word” that goes forth […]

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Moravian Disaster Response: Earthquake in Nepal

For updates on the earthquake in Nepal, visit   From The Rev. Judy Ganz, executive director, Board of World Mission • Moravian Church North America April 30, 2015 • Nepal Update On behalf of the Board of World Mission I wish to thank all of you for your concern and faithful support and prayer for our […]

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Weekly Moravian Message, January 25, 2015

Third Sunday after the Epiphany Following Jesus Following Jesus is a life-changing, lifelong adventure, exemplified by our willingness to let Jesus make us into the followers he wants us to be. The two fishermen he called sacrificed their old way of life, in order to follow him on a new adventure to fish for people. […]

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Lecture addresses challenge of maintaining Unity in a diverse world

  While it may not appear so in the Northern and Southern Provinces of North America, the Moravian Church is growing by leaps and bounds around the world. During the past quarter-century, explosive growth of church membership in the developing countries of Africa have pushed the number of Moravians in the world to more than […]

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Moravian Youth “Give their all and stand tall” at 2014 Youth Rally

In what has become an anticipated annual tradition, youth and youth leaders from more than a dozen Eastern District churches came together for a weekend of fun, music, worship and fellowship at the 2014 Youth Rally. This year’s Moravian Youth Council Youth Ministries Weekend, themed “Giving My All and Standing Tall,” included youth teams from […]

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Laurel Ridge offers a Moravian Mountain Christmas

Start a new family tradition this year at Moravian Mountain Christmas at Laurel Ridge! Join us December 5-7, 2014, for a wonderful time of holiday celebration. Stay the entire weekend or join us for a day. The weekend will be filled with activities like craft making for families, sounds of the season by various musical […]

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Official Provincial Elders’ News November 2014

Prayer Watch The Moravian Church has experienced spiritual renewal and strength through a covenant of prayer. In 1727, the church in Herrnhut, Germany, covenanted for an “Hourly Intercessionî which continued for one hundred years with a great blessing to the entire Moravian Church. The Unity Prayer Watch established in 1957 (the quincentenary of the Unitas […]

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God Shines on the Moravians

While sitting in a pew at the West Side Moravian Church in Green Bay, Wis., you can see the huge Jumbotron in the Green Bay Packersí stadium. And, from the Packersí stadium, you can see the shiny, spectacular, new, copper roof on West Side Moravian Church. I was wondering how I was going to be […]

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Creating God Space Conference Sept. 12-13

Creating God Space Practical, Doable, and Authentic ways to Engage in Spiritual Conversations September 12-13, 2014, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A Conference Sponsored by the Eastern District Evangelism Commission Hosted by Moravian Theological Seminary Speaker- Doug Pollock, Author of “God Space” Trying to figure out how to start spiritual conversations with your friends, co-workers, and family members […]

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Weekly Moravian Message for August 31, 2014

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost August 31, 2014 Room enough? When I am giving marriage counseling, I like to tell couples that in marriage two people become one: two bodies, two minds, two ways of doing things. In marriage two become one, and there’s not enough room in there for the both of you! In faith, […]

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Western District News & Notes – July 2014

The Newsletter of the Moravian Church, Western District July 2014 Synod Synod is one expression of the church with its deliberations, debates and de-cisions. New Testament letters speak of “councils” where reports were received, pondered, and debated. Peter made a powerful argument regarding the inclusion of Cornelius in the community (a Gentile and military officer of the […]

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Weekly Moravian Message June 22, 2014

Second Sunday after Pentecost June 22, 2014   Every passing car When our oldest son was a toddler, we would sit on our porch, watch the passing cars, and make up stories about the families driving by. Who was in those cars? What were they doing with their lives? Those moments often led me to […]

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Moravian Daily Texts


Monday, September 24 — Psalm 109:8–20
1 Samuel 14:41–15:23; John 2:12–25

The Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands. Deuteronomy 30:9 (NIV)

It is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

God of our calling, you have blessed us with work to do each day. Inspire us, enable us, and infuse us with energy for the tasks set before us. Help us to be an example of your love to all who cross our path, working joyfully for you. Amen.

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