Moravian Church in North America

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South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Building faith in the great outdoors

For generations of Moravians, the weeks spent at a Moravian summer camp represent pivotal events in their spiritual growth. While having fun, making friends and communing with nature, campers build a closer connection to their faith and to God.

The Moravian Church in North America hosts four camp and conference centers in the U.S. and Canada, along with other camping programs that reach hundreds of children each year. In our annual round-up of camp activities for 2013, we feature Camp Hope, Laurel Ridge, Mt. Morris, Camp Van-Es and other camping programs that will bring young Moravians together to revel in God’s creation. Each of these facilities offer both summer camping experiences and year-round opportunities to renew relationships with God and grow in faith.

The words of Bishop George Higgins, one of the driving forces behind the development of Laurel Ridge in North Carolina sum up the role of the camping ministry of the Moravian Church: “we have a special need to discover anew the wonder of God’s creation. We need time for reflection, for prayer, for worship. We need to open our lives to God’s call for commitment, for service. This we find in the environment of a church camp.”

2013 Camping Ministry articles:

Camp Hope readies for a busy season of Eastern District camping

Camping in Canada at Camp Van-Es

Camping in the Western District

Laurel Ridge: The Southern Province’s jewel in the mountains

Mid-States getting “Back to the Basics”

Why did I put that guitar in the car?

Camping brings California Moravians together

 

From the May 2013 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts

08/18/2018

Saturday, August 18 — Psalm 101
Judges 1:17–2:23; Luke 18:18–30

Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord. Joshua 24:16

Keep your roots deep in Christ Jesus, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7 (GNT)

Father, as we learn more about your marvelous works in our daily lives, we grow in deeper relationship with you. We are grateful you give us many opportunities to grow closer to you every day. Amen.

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