The mission of Peace Moravian Church is to
nourish God’s community through conversation, compassion
We are committed to building up the entire Body of Christ by…
(1) Providing opportunities for worship and praise for all of God’s people.
(2) Sharing the love of our Lord and Savior with our neighbors, our community, and the world through innovative ministry programs, outreach activities, and fellowship events.
(3) Nurturing and encouraging the spiritual growth of every person.
As a congregation of the oldest Protestant denomination in the world, we are firmly grounded in the historic Christian doctrines and practices. Here is some information about what we believe.
“Activating the Gifts”
Overall theme: During the Epiphany season we celebrate the call of God. Epiphany begins on January 6th with the appearance of the wise men (kings) that traveled from the farthest parts of the earth to greet Jesus . The first Sunday after the Epiphany is when we celebrate God’s call to Jesus in Baptism as he begins his ministry. God publicly recognizes Jesus as son and affirms his identity even before he does anything. This is framed with Transfiguration Sunday on February 7th, where on the mountain the voice of God tells his disciples to listen to him as he turns to complete his mission and win for us salvation. We will explore our call from God not simply as individual members but as the body of Christ. Each of us has been given gifts for the common good. It is God’s Spirit that activates those gifts in each of us. A special program will be offered on Sunday morning as we Wake Up at the Moravian House to explore our gifts using the elements of creation as image. We will celebrate those gifts and explore how we are knit together into one creation in Christ. What gifts has God given you and how can they best be used for the common good? How can the Spirit activate these gifts in your life for the common good?
“The Greatest of These Is Love”
What is the skin of the body of Christ? Skin not only holds all the parts in place and together but also identifies the body. It is not black or white. It is not slave or free. It is not male or female. The identifying mark of the body of Christ is love. It is not just any love. This love is the love that was incarnated in Jesus Christ. This love is revealed in behavior that reflects this great gift. It is not envious or boastful. It is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way. It rejoices in the truth. It believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. One by one, Paul addresses the divisions in the Corinthian community and calls them to value love above all things. If we value love, it will reflect the body of Christ. How are we valuing love? What skin are you wearing in your life? What we we clothed in at Peace Moravian Church? They will know we are Christians by our love. This is the greatest of gifts.
(Commentary based on the text of 1st Corinthians 13:1-13.)
Come and Worship with us this Sunday…
“Wake Up” at 9:30 a.m. in the Moravian House
A time for individual and collective (group) meditation, contemplation, discussion and prayer. A time to "wake up" in the presence of God.
Worship at 11:30 a.m.