Giving from your heart is simple & smart

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Feel called to do something to alleviate hunger in your community? But you don’t have the time to research and monitor the agencies that deliver these services. Our new Field of Interest Fund might be perfect for you!

Your gift from the heart, along with gifts from others who share your passion, accumulate in a Moravian Field of Interest Fund. The Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) immediately provides you with your tax receipt and handles any acknowledgement communication on your ...

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Introducing the new Moravian Giving Portal!

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“We will support, according to our ability, the financial needs of the local congregation, the District, the Province, and the Unity. We will consider the support of the benevolent causes of the Moravian Church, both at home and abroad, as a privilege, an opportunity, and a responsibility.”

– Moravian Covenant for Christian Living

Your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America is working to promote charitable giving and make it easier to give above and beyond support for your local ...

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Extraordinary Legacy

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By Lydian Bernhardt

Morning Star, O cheering sight! Ere thou cam’st, how dark Earth’s night!

The opening lines of favorite Moravian hymn “Morning Star” thrill congregations every Christmas with their beauty and poignancy. But for Mary Jane Dewees of Winston-Salem, those familiar words may also provoke a thrill of familial pride. She is not only a member of Home Moravian Church who loves music, but is also the great-granddaughter of the hymn’s composer, Rev. Francis Florentine Hagen.

“When I hear that ...

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Extraordinary Opportunity

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By Lydian Bernhardt

It seems unlikely for a minister to be anything less than outgoing, but Adam Goodrich, pastor of Friedland Moravian Church, was a shy kid.

“I was pretty quiet until high school,” he says. “I kept to myself and didn’t really talk a lot.”

But he liked to participate in the youth group at Olivet Moravian, and he enjoyed playing handbells and guitar. And that caught the notice of his pastor, Rev. Doug Rights.

“He started having me play in ...

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Extraordinary Tribute

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By Lydian Bernhardt

If you ask Herbert Spaugh, Jr. to tell you about his father, the Rt. Rev. Herbert Spaugh, he’ll tell you about an extraordinary man.

A minister, who founded Little Church on the Lane Moravian Church in Charlotte, served as chaplain to the Charlotte police department, wrote the thought-provoking, syndicated column “Everyday Counselor” for The Charlotte News and became a bishop of the Moravian unity.

A musician, who served as organist at four churches and organized bands at three, including ...

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Lots of luck?

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As March approaches, my thoughts turn toward pots of gold at the end of rainbows and the luck of the Irish. But, is the secular concept of luck at all biblical? I am specifically speaking of the dictionary definition of luck: “success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions.”

God is in control

My own discernment is that this ...

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How can our faith make us more resilient in times of grief?

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By Jennifer Daniels

Regardless of how positive you are, the loss of a loved one can turn your world upside-down, making it difficult to feel the love and support of family members and fellow worshippers from church. The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, which lists down different life events, shows that losing a spouse is the most stressful of all – both personally and ...

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Discover Financial Peace in 2019

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Your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America is pleased to announce a new partnership with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This partnership allows U.S. Moravian congregations to acquire all the program materials needed to lead this time-tested and highly-regarded program at a fraction of the usual cost.

We have sent information about this offer to all U.S. Moravian pastors and asked them to pass it along to ...

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We speakers of English are at a disadvantage when it comes to discussing love. We use the same word “love” to describe very different concepts for which the Greeks had different words. Even when we use the more specific word “agape,” words seem inadequate to discuss the divine force that is Christian love. But, here goes one feeble attempt. My journey is teaching me these three concepts that start with the last letter of our word “love.” Love is essential, ...

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