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


Friday, September 21 — Psalm 108:6–13
1 Samuel 13; John 1:43–51

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it. Genesis 2:15

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

Creator of the universe, what a privilege you have gifted to us! You have entrusted us to care for the beautiful world that you have created. May we be worthy of that trust. May we tend your garden well. Teach us to be wise stewards and to care gently for the earth and all her creatures. Amen.

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