The Moravian Church is one of the oldest Protestant denominations, dating back to 1457. It was founded by followers of John Hus. In 1735 Moravians came to America where they helped establish Protestant churches through out the developing colonies. It continues as a worldwide fellowship.
The emphasis of the church is on devotion to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the fellowship of Christian believers and the community of all people. While holding to the great principles and affirmations of faith common to all Protestant churches, it does not stress a rigid theology. Rather, it interprets Christianity as a way of life centered on Christ and His teachings.
The Moravian Church is in full communication with the ELCA and Episcopal Church. We welcome all people into our church family. An early motto of the denomination is followed to this day: “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, but in all things love.”
The Moravian Church has stood for basic religious principles for more than 500 years. Through these years the church has often put into written form the precepts of its faith and practice in what is known as the Covenant for Christian Living.
Moravians recognize the example of Christ’s life and proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord. Living the Christian life depends not only on our own effort, but upon God our Father, who in Jesus Christ accepts us as heirs of God and strengthens and sustains us.