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Moravian Magazine, Jan-Feb 2018

Reflections from the Unity Mission Conference

IMG_1069Members of the North American delegation to the Unity Mission Conference held in South Africa last November share their insights on being part of this historic occasion. We must always be students The challenge of coming together as a worldwide unity is that we come from our own context, each from our own culture, speaking […]


Unity Mission Conference brings together Moravians from around the globe

Group Picture Unity Mission Conference South Africa 2017 - 02 SmallMore than 200 Moravians from at least 35 nations gathered together in Cape Town, South Africa from November 15-20, 2017 to share in the Third Unity Mission Conference. This was perhaps the most comprehensive group of Moravians ever to meet together in one place. The first conference was held in Miami, Fla., in 1994 and […]


About Clínica Evangélica Morava

ahuas out front jamieOn June 16th, 1946, the Reverend Werner Marx founded the Clínica Evangélica Morava. On that date, he planted the corner post of a one room clinic on a pine covered hill just east of the Patuca River village of Paptalaya. While Cleve Fischel, a nurse from North Carolina, was the first medical missionary to staff […]


Messages on the Transfiguration

biblesunriseEach week, Moravians across the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean share a common message through their Sunday bulletins. This month, we share writings based on Mark 9:2-9. This Bible text is for “Last Sunday After Epiphany” in Lectionary Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary used by the Moravian Church. Listen to Him by Dean […]


Bringing healing and faith in Honduras

ahuas in boat jamieRick Nelson spent much of the last 30-plus years working with Moravians in Honduras. Late last year, Rick completed his full-time assignment with the Board of World Mission and shares his views on the Moravian Church’s medical efforts in that Central America country. My involvement with the Honduran Moravian medical work began in 1985. With […]


Daily mail brings the yesterday to today

ponderingstampsOne of my daily tasks here at the Interprovincial Board of Communication offices is to receive correspondence and payments for books, bulletins and other services. We save the stamps for a charity project and recycle the envelopes. Usually, I don’t take much notice of the stamps themselves. Most are the standard “Forever” stamps—you know, basic […]


Exploring a new song: “Bread of Life, for Others Broken”

DSC04255As part of our new Create in Me efforts, we share a hymn from Sing to the Lord a New Song A New Moravian Songbook written by Bishop Sam Gray. Sam shares the story behind the song, while the Rev. Rebecca Craver of Edmonton Moravian Church offers ideas on how to use it in worship. […]


Create in Me…through inspiration, reflection and worship

createinmepagetopper1Worship is a powerful expression of our love for God and God’s love for the world. It is such an important part of faith that many congregations center their community life around the weekly worship service. We are continuously created in worship as we follow Jesus into the world to proclaim the Good News. After […]


Create In Me: Report from the New Moravian Worship Resource Exploration Committee

IMG_1832Introduction In the fall of 2016, the Provincial Elders’ Conferences meeting jointly authorized the Rev. Nola Reed Knouse to form a committee, with three members from the Northern and three from the Southern Province, to explore the question of whether it is time for the two provinces to begin work towards a new hymnal. Over […]


“Box” provides blessings to Winston-Salem neighborhood

Blessing Box 4Driving around Winston Salem, one cannot help but notice the extreme need of our neighbors. On almost every corner there is someone in need of help. This can be both overwhelming and defeating, because it seems an impossible task to help everyone. Especially for a small congregation in a small denomination. But the words of […]



Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2018 The Moravian Church is privileged to join with Christians throughout the world in prayers for the unity of the Church during the week of January 18-25. The theme for this year is ”Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power”, taken from the Book of Exodus […]


Moravian Daily Texts


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Sunday, September 23 — Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54
James 3:13–4:3,7–8a; Mark 9:30–37

I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34

John wrote: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1

Gracious Advocate, so often we go off on our own and lose our way. We take our eyes off of you and selfishly focus on the world. Thank you for not abandoning us to ourselves. Thank you for bringing us back into loving communion with you. In the name of Christ, our redeemer, we pray. Amen.

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