Ecumenical Partners

The Northern Province of the Moravian Church in America shares full communion relationships and ecumenical partnerships with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), and the Anglican Church of Canada. Churches in full communion do not need to agree on every doctrinal point, but are understood to have enough in common to worship together. In practice, this means that members of both denominations can participate in the same sacraments, and clergy of one denomination can serve a congregation of the other denomination.

Our newest full communion relationship with the ELCIC and the Anglican Church of Canada was approved by the 2023 provincial synod. As each denomination explored the potential new relationship, a Lutheran-Anglican-Moravian working group was tasked with creating resources for denominational leaders, clergy, congregations, and individuals. Click here to learn more about each denomination and the full communion agreement.

Click the images below to learn more about our ecumenical partners: