Moravian Church in North America

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Moravian Magazine, November 2014

On the cover: The Quiz Bowl team from New Dawn Moravian celebrates their victory at the 2014 Youth Rally. Photo by Mike Riess

Lecture addresses challenge of maintaining Unity in a diverse world

1114boytlerintro  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 […]


Blessings in Tanzania: Walking hand-in-hand in mission

1114blessingsPastor installation“Katika mauti ya Yesu Kristo, nakubatiza wewe Into the death of Jesus I baptize you…” I had the privilege to repeat this phrase as I baptized more than 130 infants, youth and adults while visiting 10 congregations in the southern district of the Western Province of the Moravian Church in Tanzania (MCWT) this past September. […]


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

1114rallyintroIn 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Unity Lodge Grand Opening at Van-Es

1114vanesintroClose to 200 people attended Van-Es Camp on Sunday, September 28 to celebrate the grand opening of the Unity Lodge. The Rev. Matt Gillard began worship in the Memorial Chapel and concluded at the new Lodge with a ribbon cutting joined by Van-Es Chair, Alice Sears, along with Dave Quest, member of the Legislation Assembly, […]


Moravian-United Methodist Dialogue Team moving forward with full communion

1114mcumcimageThe Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church in America continue their ecumenical work, as a potential full communion relationship with the United Methodist Church is almost a reality. Over the past two years, a team of representatives of the Moravian and United Methodist Churches have been gathering for a dialogue about the possibility […]


Get ready for the Moravian Young Adult Convo this summer

1114convodpragu3Every four years, Moravian young adults in North America have the opportunity to come together for a Moravian Young Adult Convocation. Nearly eight years ago the participants for the Moravian Young Adult Convo 2007 traveled to the Czech Republic and Germany to see many of the historic Moravian sites and to find inspiration and vision […]


Pastors recommit through Cup of Covenant

1114cupofcovenant2In quiet observances throughout the Northern and Southern Provinces, Moravian pastors both current and retired gathered on September 16 to recommit themselves to their work, to each other and to the Moravian Church. The Moravian observance of the Cup of Covenant began in the early years of the renewal, and for more than 200 years, […]


God Shines on the Moravians

1114copperroof1While 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 […]


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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