Moravian Church in North America

In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.

Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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2012 Moravian Festival: Family Fun, Moravian Style! Sept. 8 in Winston-Salem

A day of continuous music begins at 10:00 with the opening ceremony, featuring a mass Moravian Band led Dr. Nola Knouse, Director – Moravian Music Foundation. Other performers include the Salem Trombone Choir, the Salem Flute Choir, the Carolina Travelers and other musical groups highlighting “homegrown” Moravian talent.   

Historical enactors, as Zinzendorf and Spangenberg, from our Moravian past walk among you.  Visit the tents of our 47 participating churches from Virginia to Georgia.  Bethlehem is represented with the Interprovincial Board of Communication and the Moravian Theological Seminary. 

Shop over 40 artisans and vendors for unique gifts.  Stop by the booths of the nearly 40 outreach organizations affiliated with the Moravian Church to learn of their service and mission. 

See (and smell!) beeswax candles being poured and sample Lovefeast buns and sweet creamy coffee.   Kids’ heritage crafts and games, petting zoo and pony rides are all free

And after all there is to see and do, we know you’ll be hungry for chicken pie, of course!  Plus, there’s BBQ pork (it is North Carolina!), smoked meatloaf, hot dogs, snacks and ice cream.  Remember to pick up some frozen chicken pies as you leave your day of . . . Family Fun.  Moravian Style!

Admission is only $1.  All net proceeds are distributed through the Board of Cooperative Ministries of the Southern Province of the Moravian Church. For all the details, visit our website, watch the 2011 Moravian Festival highlights video and follow us on Facebook.

Moravian Daily Texts


Tuesday, June 19 — Psalm 78:1–8
Numbers 34; Luke 3:1–20

Who observes my ordinances, and follows my statutes; he shall not die for his father’s iniquity. Ezekiel 18:17

You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ. 1 Peter 1:18–19

God of action—we think we know it all. Forgive us such foolishness. Let us ponder your blood, for it is more precious than silver or gold; our children are listening to our words and watching what we do. Amen.

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