Lovefeast at Friedland Moravian Church 2018

Change, hope & improvement

After my wife, Kelli, and I lost our son in 2009, a mentor of mine said, “Chris, like it or not, what you have walked through has changed you forever.” His message to me at the time was simple; use what I had learned to make me and those around me better. What we have…

Improving our relationship with money

In his book God Vs. Money, Clif Christopher writes, “I began to explore where our priorities were and whether our strivings were moving us closer or farther away from a relationship with our Creator.” Are you also thinking about what you value, what brings you happiness, and (hopefully) what brings GOD happiness? When it comes…

Serve God with your treasure

As we approach the Moravian Day of Service this September 18, you might first visualize giving your time and talent. Work in a community garden. Build a Habitat for Humanity house. Prepare and serve a meal to the hungry. There are so many ways to serve – and gifts of time and talent are desperately…

Live well. Leave well.

Make a difference even after you’re gone. Plan your estate for those you love and leave a legacy, not a mess. August is National Make-A-Will Month, so this is the perfect time to create or update your will. Sadly, there are far too many people, of all ages and from all walks of life, who…

Growing community in Greensboro

First Moravian Church in Greensboro, NC isn’t the biggest church in town. But thanks to a grant through the Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA), we just might be on our way to producing a bountiful harvest second to none. A new Servants’ Garden, with more than 30 raised beds, is transforming what used to…

Breakfast at MOD

While in New York recently for some fun and some foundation business, I had the opportunity to stop by Moravian Open Door (MOD). Susan Attzs-Mendoza, MOD’s Executive Director, invited me to join the residents for breakfast. Early this year, Moravian Ministries Foundation in America made a grant of $50,000 from our Hunger & Thirst Field…

Is money on your mind?

Did you know most polls find that nearly three-fourths of Americans are worried about their finances? Yet we know God wants something better for us than fear and doubt, and we experience great joy when we’re able to use money to support God’s work in the world. If you are concerned about your finances or yearning…