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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Moravian Magazine, January-February 2015

On the cover: A blanket of snow demonstrates the beauty of God’s creation. Photo by Mike Riess


Sierra Leone: God’s call to return

012015sierraleoneintroIt is difficult to be separated for seven months from the mission that you started, prayed for, and for which you thank God for his guidance and protection. Just ask Mohamed and Safiatu Braima from Luawa Yiehun, Kaihlun, Sierra Leone. They returned to the U.S. in June 2014 to celebrate their son’s graduation from chiropractic […]


BCM resource highlights what it means to be “Simply Moravian”

012015simplymoravianintroEver taken one of those Facebook quizzes? You know, “What Kind of 80s Rock Star Are You?” or “How Many World Flags Can You Name?” I’ve often thought it would be fun to create a “Test Your Moravian IQ” quiz. How would you do? Go ahead . . . try it! Who is considered the […]


Youth and Young Adult Retreats: “It’s all about the relationships and being accepted for who I am.”

012015youthretreatintroMoravian youth and young adults celebrate their relationships with each other and with the Lord as they gather each year for the Mid-States Fall Retreat and the Eastern District Eastern Region Winter Retreat. The weekends offer youth a chance to share powerful worship, relevant Biblical messages, games, group challenges and their own faith stories as […]


Planning visit reveals much about our Czech counterparts

012015czechgroupintroVisiting the Czech Republic typically means seeing historic sights in Prague, but if you want to meet members of our church (there it’s called Jednota Bratrska) and learn of its ministry in a country where few identify themselves as active in religion and Christianity, travel about an hour north to Liberec and surrounding areas. When […]


A new series: Studying Moravian Doctrine

012015doctrineintroEditor’s Note: When you ask Moravians, “what does it mean to be part of the Moravian faith?,” you’ll likely get many different answers about what our church is and what we believe. While the Moravian Church is known (and respected) for not being overly doctrinal or adhering to strict dogma or rules—thus the many ideas […]


Archaeologists uncover the First House of Nazareth (Pennsylvania)

012015archeaologistintroIn late September 2014, the news spread from the Ephrata Tract, the land in Nazareth Pennsylvania where Moravians first settled in the 1700s: the First House of Nazareth had been discovered! The announcement received national attention, including a mention in Archaeology magazine. The structure, erected in 1740, stood between the Whitefield House and the Gray […]


Students participate in new Chicago urban mission

012015chicagomissionintroFor many of us, the days between Christmas and New Year is a great time to reflect on the year gone by, and maybe get in a bit of rest and relaxation as we prepare for the year ahead. In the last week of 2014, 15 participants (11 high school and college-aged youth and young […]


Back in Time with The Moravian (January-February 1990)

012015lookingbackintroThe Moravian Magazine and its predecessors have been bringing news and commentary from around the Moravian world for more than 100 years. In its pages, you can read the story of our modern church. In this issue, we look back 25 years to the January/February 1990 issue. In the issue, readers learned of changes in […]


Obituary: The Rev. George R. Scilley

Brother George R. Scilley died in Fargo, N.D. on December 21, 2014, at age 81. Born August 27, 1933 in Fargo, N.D., he was the son of Ralph and Minnie (Schroeder) Scilley. Brother Scilley graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1955 and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1958. […]


Official Provincial Elders’ Conference News

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2015 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: Jesus said to her: “Give me to drink” is based on John 4:7. Ecumenical Sunday, […]


Moravian Daily Texts


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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