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Friday Outdoor Candlelight Service…

Unfortunately, due to the impending weather forecast of rain/snow, wind gusts, and low temperatures in the teens, the Executive Board has decided to cancel the outdoor candlelight service this Friday.  Please stay warm and safe, and we’ll see you all on Saturday for the Christmas Eve Lovefeast.

Candle Trim Dinner!

Church members and visitors are welcome to join us in a Candle Trim Dinner and trimming of Candles on December 6th, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Christ Moravian Fellowship Building.

Thanksgiving Holiday

The church office will be closed this Thursday, Nov. 24th and Friday, Nov. 25th.

Thanksgiving Lovefeast! This Sunday…

Come join us as we worship with grateful hearts in our Thanksgiving Lovefeast.
Invite friends and family to this special time of worship.
Sunday, Nov. 20th at 11 a.m.
See you there!

Thanksgiving Food Collection – Nov 6-20

We will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Sunnyside Ministry from November 6 – 20.  Please bring your donations and place them in the front of the sanctuary. All items will be delivered to Sunnyside on the 21st.

Christ as Chief Elder Communion – November 13, 2022

Join us for Holy Communion this Sunday
The Chalice has long been a symbol of the Moravian Church

Join us on Sunday, November 13th as we celebrate Christ as Chief Elder Communion. On November 13, 1741 announcement was made in all Moravian congregations that Jesus Christ had been chosen Chief Elder of the Moravian Church. The Moravian Church has had no single human chief executive since then, and now observes this as a festival day on the Sunday closest to November 13th by celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  Worship begins at 11 AM on Sunday morning. We hope to see you here! In addition, we will be holding our annual Church Council during worship this Sunday as well.

Spaghetti Supper – November 19, 2022

There will be a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Fellowship Building.  Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and under.  All proceeds will go to the Outreach Fund which is used to help those in need in the church and the neighborhood.


Christmas Card Boxes for Special Friends

Christmas Card Boxes for Special Friends

 Christmas is a time for getting in touch with friends and family and letting them know that you are thinking about them.  There will be decorated boxes for our Special Friends and you may put Christmas cards in the boxes.  The boxes will be put out beginning November 6th and ending on December 11th.  Our list of Special Friends is:

Forest Ader Marvin & Louise Calloway
Ruth Cheek John Denham
DeEtte Jarrard Skip & Eileen Johnson
Freddie Meadows Rosie Sloan
Thelma Sparks Richard & Jean Spaugh
Doug & Roberta Stutts


Advent Lunch Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Christian Education Committee is sponsoring our Advent Lunch following the service on Sunday, November 27, 2022.  The main course of pulled pork BBQ and pulled chicken BBQ will be provided.  Members are asked to bring side dishes and desserts.  Join us as we celebrate the 1st Sunday in Advent.


We have a special project we have just started. With the help of several members, we have a Sharing Box set up on the corner of Bank Street and Hunter Avenue.  It contains non-perishable goods, snack items, small bibles, and books.  As the seasons change we hope to include socks, hats and gloves. Take what you need and give what you can. Our women are continuing to reach out to our community. Thanks to Doug Conrad for building our Sharing Box and to Robbie Disher for the wonderful artwork.

Winter Weather Policy

snowflakWith the threat of inclement weather this weekend, we encourage church members to check WXII, WFMY & WGHP television stations along with our  Church website and Facebook page  to discover information about any schedule changes for church events, meetings, and services due to weather conditions. We will have information publicized as early as we can concerning possible changes to our schedule on Sunday, January 13th. 

Comenius Learning Event

Fall 2018 CLS Instagram Portrait GraphicAccording to our primary doctrinal statement, The Ground of the Unity, we are called in faith to serve humanity, with our actions shaped by scripture – but this is not always an easy task! Indeed, disagreements over how we translate scripture’s messages into individual and community actions are not new. Join us as we explore some of the challenges and prospects of biblical, faithful decision-making, then and now. This event is taking place on  Saturday, November 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Ardmore Moravian Church. To learn more about this event or register, click on this following link: Comenius Learning Event

Work Crews Needed

MissionThe Board of World Mission is seeking volunteers to assist in the clean-up and recovery effort in the Wilmington area for the weeks of November 4th – 10th and 11th – 17th. Crews will be hosted at Covenant Moravian Church and doing clean up and demolition work at homes in the area. An effort is being made to secure sleeping cots, but people are encouraged to bring their own air/foal mattress and bedding. Work sites are being arranged through Samaritan’s Purse who is serving as a cleaning house between work sites and incoming mission teams. To learn more, read the following:

Work Crews Needed

Farewell Feast for Steve Holland

Stephen HollandOn Sunday, September 30th we will be hosting our Farewell Feast for Steve Holland. Steve recently announced he is leaving us as our organist after 19 years of faithful service. Our Youth Lunch initially scheduled for September 16th has been rescheduled to September 30th and the menu will feature some of Steve’s favorite foods! The love offering collected at this lunch will support a charity of Steve’s choosing.

Church Workday Wednesday Morning

storm debris 2Help is needed! A work day has been called for Wednesday morning at 9 AM at church. Our recent storm has left a lot of debris on our church campus. Please bring rakes, leaf blowers and yourselves on Wednesday. With enough people we should be able to accomplish all we need to do very quickly.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

Church Closed on Sunday

closedWith more rain in the forecast along with the potential for flooding in the Piedmont Triad area, Christ Moravian Church will be closed on Sunday morning. This information is now available as well on our Facebook Page, and various television stations (WXII, WFMY and WGHP) that list such closings. Please share this information with others!

Inclement Weather and Church

InclementWeather-PolicyWith the threat of inclement weather and possible power outages this Sunday from Hurricane Florence , we encourage church members to check WXII, WFMY & WGHP (Fox 8) television stations along with our  Church website  and Facebook page  to discover information about any schedule changes for church events, meetings, and worship service due to adverse weather conditions.

Building Dedication and Church Picnic Sunday

IMG_0128Join us Sunday for worship at Christ Moravian Church. We will be dedicating our new church office building.  Members will be able to tour the new office building too. Our Christian Education Committee is hosting a picnic in the Fellowship Building. Fried chicken and ice cream treats  are provided.  Members are asked to bring side items. We hope you will make plans to attend!

Car Wash in August

car washThe Youth at Christ Moravian Church are sponsoring a car wash to raise money to help support a local food pantry.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 18th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Christ Moravian Church Parking Lot at 919 West Academy Street in Winston-Salem

COST: There is not a set cost for the car wash, instead donations will be taken.

Enjoy a sausage biscuit from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and a hot dog from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm while your car is being washed.  Proceeds from the food will also go to the Youth for camp.



New Office Building Construction Completed at Christ Moravian

IMG_0974Construction on our new office building is now officially completed! We have obtained our certificate of occupancy and we will begin the process of moving our temporary offices from Cedarhyrst back to our new address: 514 Hunter Avenue in the  next few weeks. We are also awaiting the arrival of a new conference table and chairs.  We will officially dedicate our new building on Sunday, August 26th and host an “Open House” that day as well. Enjoy these photos of our new office building from the beginning of construction to the completion:

Office Building Photos

Church Office Closed on Wednesday

July 4thOur office will be closed on Wednesday in observance of the 4th of July .  Let us remember these words from our Liturgy of National Occasions that say:

Grant to the people of this and all other lands a love of peace and order, that the nations shall learn war no more. Hasten the day when the kingdom of the world shall become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever. 

Summer Camp Season Underway

IMG_0774The 2018 Summer camp season at Laurel Ridge is underway! Pictured here are some of our Christ Moravian Campers participating in the Junior & Middle/Senior High Creative Arts camp at Higgins Lodge this week. Also in this photo are those Christ Moravian members serving on the summer M Staff along with Pastor Marcus who is a counselor this week. Continue to keep all our campers (and M Staff) in prayer this summer!

Youth Lunch June 10th

jan-3The Youth will have a lunch on Sunday, June 10th, after worship in the Fellowship Building. The menu will be ham, macaroni and cheese, roasted broccoli, salad, rolls and desserts. A love offering will be collected to help the youth with their programs and missions. Please note following lunch we will have our Synod report and discussion.

Church Office Closed Monday

IAdobeStock_143308434_Memorial_Dayn observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, our Church Office will be closed on Monday. We thank those who have given their lives in service to our great country and for those who continue to protect our freedoms serving in our armed forces. Remembering these words from our Liturgy for National Occasions (Moravian Book of Worship, pg. 141):

Make of this nation an instrument for the promotion of peace, freedom, and righteousness. May it be a haven for the oppressed of other lands, a home of happiness for all who dwell within its borders; and may our commitment to liberty and justice for all be preserved for the generations to come.  Hear us, gracious Lord and God.

Synod Reports and Resolutions Available

Synod 2018

The summary of Synod resolutions and reports, election results along with the State of the Church Address are now available for viewing and download on the Provincial webpage. To view these documents please refer to the link below:

Synod 2018

Receiving Updates from Synod

Synod 2018This week, Moravians from across the Southern Province will be gathering in Black Mountain, NC for the 2018 Synod. We ask that you keep them in your prayers as they travel and gather to discern where God is calling our Church.

The IBOC (Interprovincial Board of Communication) and BCM (Board of Cooperative Ministries) will work together to bring you regular updates during and after the event. We encourage you to check the following websites and social media accounts for new content regarding Synod:

You can find general information about what Synod is and how it works at Moravian Church of America, Southern Province

Southern Province Synod Approaching

Synod 2018This Sunday in worship we will be commissioning our 2018 Synod delegates (Ann Frye, Becky Lanier and Pastor Marcus) in worship. Please keep in your thoughts and prayers all delegates who will be traveling to Black Mountain, NC from April 19th – April 22nd. Our Administrative Assistant (Avis Gray) will also be a part of office staff at Synod and our CFO for the Moravian Church (Robyn Glance) is also a delegate. In addition, several members of our congregation are nominees for some provincial boards and committees. These individuals include:

Continue reading “Southern Province Synod Approaching”

The Lord Has Risen!

SunriseThe Lord has Risen Indeed! A great crowd gathered in God’s Acre for the 246th Annual Easter Sunrise Service this morning. We hope you will make plans to join us for worship at Christ Moravian Church at 11 AM!

Normal Schedule Sunday

church-is-openThe streets and sidewalks are clear along our campus so in case anyone was wondering we are on a normal schedule for Sunday morning. Opening Exercise will begin at 9:45 am followed by Sunday School at 10 am and worship at 11 am. We hope to see you here!

Church Work Day To Be Rescheduled

reschedule-mdDue to the colder temperatures along with a forecast of rain, the church work day scheduled for Saturday, March 24th will be rescheduled for a later date. We will keep members of the congregation updated when that date is set.

Transportation to the Day of Prayer Service

Due to the threat of inclement weather for Wednesday morning, we will NOT be taking the church bus to the Day of Prayer Lovefeast service at Konnoak Hills Moravian. If people wish to attend and carpool together, you are encouraged to meet at the Fellowship Building Parking lot at 10:30 AM. If they should decide to cancel this service due to weather related conditions we will try to inform members in a timely manner Wednesday. Thank you for your understanding!

Pine Needle Sale Extended

pine4The Christian Education Committee is sponsoring a Pine Needle Sale with the proceeds going to help support our Laurel Ridge Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. The price per bale is $5. This sale has been extended an additional Saturday (March 17th)  from 8AM – 12 PM at the Fellowship Building (located on the corner of Academy Street and Granville Drive) in Winston-Salem,.

Days of Prayer Schedule for 2018

top-hands-praying-hand-vector-designThe 2018 Days of Prayer schedule is attached.  Bus service from the Christ Moravian Church parking lot to each of the churches is available.  A sign-up sheet is posted at church on the Church Family Life Bulletin Board if you would like to sign up or you may call the church office at 336-722-2007 to sign up. Due to ongoing construction and repairs of their church sanctuary, Calvary Moravian church has canceled their service on March 7th. 

2018 Days of Prayer

Morning Worship Only On Sunday

worship timeThe National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 4 AM to 10 AM Sunday morning, February 4th. Freezing rain is expected, with a possible accumulation of ice resulting in slippery conditions tomorrow morning. For this reason, Christ Moravian Church will not hold Opening Exercise or Sunday School. We are making plans to hold worship at 11 AM. Should conditions worsen we will inform the congregation through the various media outlets as communicated in an earlier post about our Winter Weather Policy about any further changes.

Hockey Game on February 11th

thunderbirds_dribbble_mockup_smallThere is a sign up sheet located on the Church Family Life bulletin board for those who are interested in attending an upcoming Winston-Salem Thunderbirds hockey game. The game is on Sunday, February 11th at 4 PM. Cost for tickets will be $12 each and includes admission, a hot dog, soda and popcorn.

Chicken Stew To Benefit Ray Of Hope

ray of hope

There will be a chicken stew fundraiser to benefit the Ray of Hope orphanage in Kenya, Africa. A sign up sheet has been posted on the CHURCH FAMILY LIFE bulletin board for pre-orders for chicken stew by the quart (TAKE OUT ONLY) at a cost of $10 per quart. On Saturday, February 3, between 3PM – 6 PM you may pick up your pre-orders at the Fellowship Building.

Evening Activities Canceled

canceled_smallOur Church office is closed today due to the inclement weather in the Triad. In addition evening activities (Choir Practice) are canceled for tonight.

If you need to contact anyone on the church staff, our voicemail system is your best option. Voicemails will be sent by email to our staff email addresses.

Our  phone numbers are the following:

Main: 336-722-2007

Administrative assistant: 336-722-2004

Pastor: 336-283-9276

A Statement from the Worldwide Moravian Church

Available in PDF format for download is a statement from the worldwide Moravian Church (the Unity) from the President of the Unity Board, the Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis, and the Unity Board Administrator, the Rev. D. Jørgen Bøytler. This statement expresses concern, as a matter of Christian principle, about recent statements by President Trump, and especially in light of our Moravian presence in many of the places to which the President’s comments referred.  For example, Haiti has been for some years a Unity Mission Area of our church, under the care of the Jamaican and the Eastern West Indies Provinces; about 75% of the Moravians in the world live in Africa; and, 20% in the Caribbean and Central America. We encourage you to read, reflect upon, pray about, and to share this statement as you feel led. The statement can be found below:

Moravian Unity Statement


Moravian Lovefeast Services in the Southern Province

lovefeastMoravian congregations will be holding Lovefeast Services throughout December and on Christmas Eve. Christ Moravian Church offers one service at 11 AM on December 17th and two services Christmas Eve (4 PM & 7:30 PM).   To view a listing of other congregations and their upcoming services, please follow the link below:

Lovefeast Services

Youth Lunch November 12th

roast beefMembers are reminded that following worship on Sunday morning, November 12th  we will be having a youth lunch in the Fellowship Building. Menu items roast beef, mashed potatoes, broccoli, corn and yeast rolls. Desserts will include homemade pound cake. Following lunch, Melinda Trevorrow will share pictures from her Moravian Roots trip this summer in Europe. Make plans to join us!

Prayers for Sutherland Springs

candlesOur heartfelt thoughts, prayers and sympathy are extended to those in Sutherland Springs, Texas who were killed yesterday while worshipping at First Baptist Church. May these words from our Moravian Book of Worship offer us encouragement and strength in the days ahead:

God of mercy, God of comfort, we come before you in this time of difficulty, mindful of human frailty and need, confused and struggling to find meaning in the face of suffering.
We are grateful that even as we share in the joy of Christ Jesus, we can also share abundantly in comfort in the midst of suffering. (Intercessions in Times of Crisis)

Thoughts and Prayers

VegasOur heartfelt thoughts, prayers and sympathy are extended to those in the Las Vegas community. To date, over fifty people have died and over 500 individuals are being treated in hospitals for injuries related to a shooting incident that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival. Remembering these words from our Moravian Book of Worship:

“For all who are in danger, trouble, or anguish, we ask the presence and strength of your Spirit.”  (Intercessions in Time of Crisis)

Emergency Cleanup Buckets Needed

bucketsAt our Petersbrook RCC meeting in September, each RCC congregation has committed themselves to make 10 Emergency Cleanup Buckets. If your Sunday school class, fellowship group or as an individual would like to fill one of these buckets, please contact the church office. The due date for these buckets is Monday, October 9th. Please click below on the PDF file to view the items desired not only for an emergency bucket but also a hygiene kit as well.

Church World Services Information

Christ Moravian Welcomes Jennifer Sands September 17th

Jennifer SandsChristian author and speaker Jennifer Sands will be sharing her heart and her story of how after the death of her husband Jim, in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, she was transformed from a God believing good person to having a deep intimate relationship with God.  Sands will be our guest speaker in worship on Sunday, September 17th at 11 AM. To learn more about Jennifer Sands please  download this information in PDF format:

Jennifer Sands information

Or follow this link to her webpage:

Jennifer Sands

Updates Around The Unity

Website-Cover-photo-Hurricane-HarveyMORAVIAN DISASTER RESPONSE

Hurricanes and Earthquake Damage Update and Response

There is quite a lot happening at MDR. We are doing our best to monitor situations on several fronts. The update below will focus on the reports coming into the BWM from our partners and congregations. We realize the impact is much broader than areas where Moravian Churches are located, but cannot fit all of the information currently being covered by 24 hour news cycles into this update.

If you have any specific questions not addressed here, please email

As we begin disbursing funds to some areas, and still wait for the full impact in others, we thank the many generous donors who have given already, and provide information below on how to direct financial gifts.

Hurricane Irma & Jose

Eastern West Indies Province
The BWM has received a letter from Cortroy Jarvis, Chairman of the EWI Province, providing an update on the situation so far in terms of the damage to the Leeward Islands, as well as the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. I encourage you to read the whole letter, posted on the BWM website, but the largest impact to Moravian areas appears to be on St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Additionally, the provincial office on Antigua is preparing to act as emergency housing for at least 4 families of the many, many people who have been evacuated from Barbuda, where a great majority of homes and structures have experienced damage. Continue reading “Updates Around The Unity”

Prayers for Barcelona and Charlottesville

Our prayers continue for those victims of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona Spain today. that have taken the lives of at least  14 people and injured at least 100 others thus far.  We continue to pray for those in Charlottesville, VA and the acts of violence that took place there last week. The joint Provincial Elders’ Conference of the Northern and Southern Province have released an official statement regarding Charlottesville. In addition we wanted to provide an official statement of the church regarding racism. Both of these documents are available for viewing (and download) in PDF format.

Joint PEC Statement Charlottesville

A Statement on Racism and the Church (1998)

Biking Fellowship Announces Schedule

Join us for biking!

Members and friends of the congregation are invited to join us for a time of exercise and fellowship as we bike together. The Biking Group will meet at 9 AM on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month as weather permits. The group will also meet the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 9 AM. Participants are asked to meet at the Greenway behind Marketplace Mall on Peters Creek Parkway.  The first gathering will be Saturday, August 19th. Continue reading “Biking Fellowship Announces Schedule”