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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What does it mean to be Moravian? An invitation to share

0512whoarintroWe all have our own perspective and insight on what it means to be a member of The Moravian Church In America. The faith, the traditions, the music, the fellowship, the belief, the worship, the history, the people…they all play a role in defining who we are as the people of our community of faith.As part of the Interprovincial Board of Communication’s ongoing efforts to help tell the story of today’s Moravian Church here in the U.S. and Canada, we’re looking for your thoughts, insights and viewpoints on just what it means to be Moravian today.

Your responses will be used to develop online communications, collateral material about the Church and other venues where we can tell the story of today’s Moravians. We will also be devoting part of an issue of The Moravian Magazine to the topic this fall.

0512whoarecandlesInterested? Then here’s what we need you to do:

  • Give some thought to what it means to be part of the Moravian Church. Some questions to trigger your thoughts: “Why are you a member of the Moravian Church?” “How did you come to join the church?” “What is unique or special about what we believe/how we worship/how we follow Jesus?” “What does it mean to you to be part of the Moravian faith?”
  • Write between 100 and 400 words on “What it means to be Moravian.”
  • E-mail your response tomoravianmagazine@mcnp.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading “What it Means to be Moravian” by July 31, 2012. If you prefer, you can also mail your response to Moravian Magazine, PO Box 1245, Bethlehem, PA 18016. Please be sure to include your name, where you are from, what church you are a member of or attend and the best way to contact you.
  • Are you more artistically inclined? You can also submit photos, short videos, artwork, original songs or poems that tell your story.

We are seeking many voices and many viewpoints for this project. Please consider sharing your thoughts on being Moravian, and help us tell a powerful story!


From the May 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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