A Journey Through Advent/Christmas: Moravian Online Reading Services

Mike RiessEvents, News

Once again The Board of Cooperative Ministries, Moravian Church Without Walls, Moravian Music Foundation and the Interprovincial Board of Communication (along with members of the Interprovincial Moravian Christmas Task Force) have partnered to host a … Read More

Dec. 24-27 Moravian Christmas Marathon

Mike RiessEvents, News

In this upside down year, as folks have looked to share their creative worship, music, and reflection ideas in a virtual way, we have a chance to collect traditional and original Moravian content on a … Read More

More Music of the Season

Mike RiessMusic, News

In addition to Christmas Hymns from the Moravian Book of Worship, we have curated a collection of new recordings of music by and for Moravians. Some appear in “Sing the Lord A New Song, A … Read More

Sunday, Dec. 20 Online Blue Christmas Service

Mike RiessEvents, News

Sunday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. Central The holiday season is hard for some of us, particularly this year with the challenges that COVID presents. You are not alone. If you are dealing with … Read More

Litanies of Light and Warmth

Mike RiessNews, Outdoor Opportunities

The litanies included here were penned to accompany College Hill Moravian Church’s Parking Lot worship during Pandemic Advent 2020. While it would be typical for my congregation to have a wreath-lighting ritual for every Sunday … Read More

God’s Love is Like A Blanket

Mike RiessNews, Outdoor Opportunities

An Advent Worship Project Possibility One solution to offering low-risk worship gatherings during The Pandemic has been to take it outside. Some congregations have been conducting services outdoors in the fresh air while others have … Read More

A Bluegrass Moravian Christmas

Mike RiessMusic, News

Banjo, guitar, and voices in harmony come together in this collection of Moravian and traditional Christmas and Advent Hymns. Performed by a group of North Carolina Moravians, these renditions offer a down-home option for Christmas … Read More

Advent Paper Candle Wreath

Mike RiessAdvent Wreath, News

(Companion to Readings for Candle Lighting # 5) Materials needed: (All patterns are in this downloadable PDF) Advent Wreath circle (may copy onto cardstock or glue onto sturdy paper plate as candles will be glued … Read More

Clothespin Wreath

Mike RiessAdvent Wreath, News

Materials needed: spring-type clothespins construction paper that is the same color as your church’s Advent candles yellow construction paper glue artificial wreath (or roping about 24 inches per wreath cut and formed into a circle … Read More

Tableau Christmas Pageant

Mike RiessFamily Resources, News, Uncategorized

Tableau Christmas Pageantby Evie Blum and New Philadelphia Moravian, Winston-Salem, NC Note: You are free to adapt this as needed for your congregation and to use the template link below to insert your slides.  Template … Read More