Friends, in this time where we are being asked to engage in social distancing, we are not going to hold services at Liberty Arts Coffee House. Worshipping online is a new venture for us, so we hope everyone will be patient during this time. We’ll continue with this format as long as we need, until we know for sure that it is safe to gather as a group again. We will do our best to keep everyone updated as to how to connect with us through the online worship. In the meantime, we have cancelled all in-person activities (except providing dinner at the overflow shelter). This includes worship, Squiggles, Holy Week services, and others. The Salem Congregation has announced that the annual Easter Sunrise Service will be live-streamed. Please continue to check on Facebook and in your emails for updates and links to gather “virtually.” We are always going to be there for one another. We will always be a strong worshiping community. It will be a joyous occasion when we come back together in person to worship.
A Model of Moravian Worship and Ministry
Mission Statement: “Gathering in Christ; Growing faith and fellowship with all; Going out to serve.”
You are invited to join us on Sundays as we explore our relationship with God and find our place within the community at large. We focus on simple devotion to Christ and fellowship, and you will find that our approach to worship combines both traditional elements and newer forms of worship. It is our purpose to offer you a safe, inviting and relaxed atmosphere where you can feel free to be open. You will find that we believe in providing both informal and interactive worship, and that we rejoice in music and celebration, as well as striving to grow as a community. In addition, we are active in ministry in the community and world
We are approaching 11 years in ministry and average about 40+ in attendance each Sunday for worship. We have been fortunate to be able to assist with projects in Cuba, Peru and Honduras with the Moravian Board of World Mission. We also support Friends of the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry, Sunnyside Ministry, City With Dwellings (the Augsburg Shelter), Salvage Garden in Greensboro and the Battered Women’s Shelter through Family Services.
Please enjoy this beautiful day that God has made and consider joining us this Sunday for Worship. All are welcome (no kidding!!!)
The Moravian Church
… where love and compassion flow freely from God through people.
The Moravian Church is a warm, friendly, accepting atmosphere in which to grow in your relationships with God and people.
We believe God created us for relationships – for solid, meaningful, loving relationships with God and people. This kind of relationship doesn’t just happen in a vacuum or in a harsh environment; it needs a nurturing environment where people really accept people, where warmth shines and radiates, where friendliness is a genuine and natural outcome as our relationships grow and mature.
The Moravian Church is a down-to-earth approach to faith and life that seeks to emphasize Christian faith, hope and love and de-emphasizes doctrines and creeds.
Paul said: “Freedom is what we have – Christ has set us free!” (Galatians 5:1 TEV) Freedom of faith expression is a hallmark of who we are as Moravians. We don’t dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s; we don’t greet you at the door with a list of prescribed beliefs or a statement of doctrinal purity; we don’t have an official creed. The Moravian Church accepts the historical creeds of Christianity and have never said that we were the best or the only way to experience Christ’s love. We have truly had a freedom of faith expression.
The Moravian Church is a living witness to our motto: “In essentials unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, love.”
This old motto, while not original to the Moravian Church, has served as a reminder that love is the real spirit of acceptance, that love is the bottom line of our life together. We are most Moravian when we dare to make this motto our living witness, when others look at us and say, “Hey, that motto is more than just catchy words, more than a nice poem; it is a description of faith and life in the Moravian Church.”
The Moravian Church is a Christ-centered church with an active congregational fellowship and service.
The roots of our congregational life are in Christ. Moravian churches are gatherings of believers who take seriously these words of the Apostle Paul to the Colossians: “Since you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, live in union with him. Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him and become stronger in your faith.” (Colossians 2:6-7 TEV).
The Moravian Church is a regular Protestant denomination that has been serving Christ since 1457.
Regular is one of the key descriptive words. We are regular Protestants, in the mainline; moderate, committed to the Reformation principle of keeping our focus on serving Christ in the world. And we have been serving Christ for a long time – since 1457.The Moravian Church is known as the oldest Protestant church to be organized, older than Lutherans by more than 60 years.
Although small in number – only slightly more than 1,300,000 people – our denomination is truly an international church, with congregations in North America, Central America, South America, Africa and Europe, in addition to specialized ministries in Palestine, India and Nepal. Moravians have a reputation for bringing the gospel of Christ to people in places where others were either unwilling or unable to go. Moravian history is a story of missionaries going above and beyond to bring the Word of God to the world.