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

Christmas Hymns

Mike RiessMusic, News

This collection includes public domain hymns from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship.  These hymn texts and their recordings may be used by Moravian congregations and agencies for in-person and online services, events and activities.  … 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

Advent Hymns

Mike RiessMusic, News

This collection includes public domain hymns from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship.  These hymn texts and their recordings may be used by Moravian congregations and agencies for in-person and online services, events and activities.  … Read More

Moravian Book of Worship Liturgies

Mike RiessLiturgies, News

The 1995 Moravian Book of Worship features three liturgies for the Advent and Christmas season.  Here, we offer the full text of the Advent 1, Advent 2 and Christmas liturgies, along with recordings of the … Read More