The Moravians

MoravianThe Moravian Church is an evangelical Protestant Church with emphasis placed on the good news that salvation comes through Jesus Christ as personal Savior. The Church is the fellowship of believers who have experienced the good news in their lives. Underlying this is the faith that the Bible is the Word of God.

Founded 60 years before the Reformation in 1457, the Moravian Church is one of the oldest continuing Protestant denominations. Begun in Central Europe by the followers of John Hus, it spread to Germany and then in 1735 came to America. Early American centers were at Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Lititz Pennsylvania, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

We do not stress a rigid theology, but interpret Christianity as a way of life centered around Christ and His teachings. Our creed can be summed up with the motto:
In essentials, unity; In non-essentials, liberty; In all things, love.

Our Statement of Purpose

We are called into a Christian fellowship by Jesus Christ. As members of Christ's body, the Church, we are expected to serve our sisters and brothers by proclaiming and witnessing to our faith by word and action.

Every member of this congregation shares in the inheritance, the discipleship, and the ministry of Jesus Christ both inside the Church and outside in the community and world. We understand this to include an opportunity to use the talents we have to participate in the life of this Church, and in the witness and mission to the world.