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IBOC introduces enhanced Moravian Church in North America web site

0712websiteintroThe Interprovincial Board of Communication has a new way to reach Moravians and non-Moravians alike—the newly redesigned web site!”We’re excited to introduce this enhanced resource for the Moravian Church in North America and all who are interested in learning more about our faith,” says Mike Riess, executive director, Interprovincial Board of Communication (IBOC). “We’ve been working to create a more useful and engaging web presence for the church, and we think this new site is a strong start.”

A new view

At the redesigned site, visitors can:

  • gain a greater understanding of what makes the Moravian Church a welcoming, friendly, spiritual and loving Christian faith tradition;
  • see the powerful work going on in our congregations and ministries;
  • learn about our foundations of faith, our traditions and customs and the rites and sacraments that form our worship;
  • read what’s happening throughout the North American Church and find out more about upcoming events; and
  • discover resources that can help nurture personal relationships with God.

Each page of the new site shares the Moravian Daily Texts, the oldest continuously published daily devotional that is “new every morning.” The new site also features the weekly bulletin message that’s shared by Moravians across the U.S., Canada and Caribbean, and “Daily Prayers for Moravians,” a special devotional written every week by Moravian Bishop Chris Giesler for use in everyday reflection.

The new brings The Moravian Magazine into the digital realm, in both text and interactive formats. As the official journal of the Moravian Church in North America, The Moravian shares the news, faith and life of the Moravian Church in North America and around the globe.

Visitors looking for a Moravian congregation in their area can now use our new Congregation Finder, which allows visitors to search by ZIP Code or state to locate Moravian churches in the U.S. and Canada. The new site also includes links to church agencies, ministries and the Unitas Fratrum to help visitors get a better sense of the worldwide Moravian Church.

And the new site offers an enhanced, easier to use online store, where visitors can find and purchase a broad range of books about the Moravian Church, its history, its theology and its worship. “The new store site allows us to share more about our offerings, including multiple product images and eventually, sample pages of our books,” says Mike. “It also streamlines our ordering systems, making processing orders from the web more efficient.”

In collaboration

The new web site was developed in collaboration with Mosaic Interactive, a web development company in Bethlehem, Pa. “Mosaic’s designers and technicians created the platform and provided us with the tools to build the content,” says Mike. “With this new framework, we have complete control over the content of the site, including when things appear, what topics we want to cover and how often we want to update material. This level of control will greatly improve our ability to share news and information about the Moravian Church in North America in a timely and engaging way.”

The new web site is the first step in a larger plan to improve the online presence of the church. “In the future, we plan to offer more online resources for pastors, lay leaders and congregations,” says Mike. “We’re also looking at new information-sharing capabilities and social media connections that will help expand and grow the site’s usefulness over the coming year.”

The Moravian Church in North America web site can be found at

“We invite you to explore the new today,” continues Mike, “and we want to know what you think. Please send your thoughts, ideas, comments and suggestions about the new site to us at pubs@mcnp.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


From the July/August 2012 Moravian Magazine

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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