Lancaster Moravian Church

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Worship Service –Worship is held each Sunday at 10:00 am at 227 North Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603.

CE (Christian Enrichment) Committee – a subcommittee of our Elders that focuses its efforts on growth in knowledge and understanding of our relationship with the Lord. Sunday classes are available for children. For the next CE meeting, check our congregational calendar also on this site.

Moravian Center Adult Day: Our Own Local Mission
Mission statement:  "To share Christ’s love through honor of and service to the elderly."

Taking this mission seriously involved a lot of prayer and the realization that doing so would return us to our original roots in downtown Lancaster (the church was originally located at 30 W. Orange from 1746 until 1967) from 1460 Eden Road where the church had built a beautiful building and been located from 1967 on. Blessed with a buyer that was another church (Harvest Bible Church) looking for a new home, the building was sold in March of 2014 to free us to move where the need was the greatest.

Major renovations followed the long-term leasing of the Mezzanine and second floor of 227 N. Queen Street to begin the new mission in Lancaster. Church services were first held in the new location from July 2015 and The Moravian Center was officially dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 6, 2015. Dignitaries on hand included Jackie Burch, Executive Director of the Lancaster Co. Office of Aging, Reverends Betsy Miller and David Bennett, Presidents of the Northern Province and Eastern District of the Moravian Church respectively as well as our Director, Zoe Bracci.  Several clients had already begun coming to the center at that point and the Open House that followed was well attended.

Currently, as of the summer of 2016, over forty families are being served through this local ministry and the number is growing steadily.

WEB SITE: www.moraviancenteradultday.org

Mission & Service Committee
The Mission and Service Committee is a subcommittee of the Elders that assists the pastor and the Unified Board in choosing an assortment of mission projects that we can best meet and serve within the community and the world and acts as an umbrella for overseeing the accomplishment of those chosen. An example is Share the Bounty with quarterly cash donations collected and given to various recipients locally such as Crispus Attucks, LCCC Food and Clothing Banks, and Milagro House. In addition we were among the earliest church groups to sign on to help serve the weekend meals at Crispus Attucks Center beginning over 15 years ago. The Giving Tree Opportunities project was begun in 2013 to offer a way for the community at large to partner with us in serving local missions monthly, usually on the first Saturday (or Friday), except in winter months. Frequently we offer the givers a small token item in exchange…for example, a free grilled hot dog or homemade cookies.

Check our calendar for upcoming projects and events.



Worldwide Mission – has always been a hallmark of the Renewed Unity (worldwide name of the Moravian Church).  We recognize mission as more than an obligation, it is a defining call of our relationship with God and with our fellow neighbor.  To live our call to mission, Moravians understand that action, rather than mere intention, is essential.  Moravians also understand mission as bringing people to Christ, rather than to Moravian membership, as the primary goal. We currently have missions throughout the world, many in lands that are too remote or undeveloped to support themselves. Lancaster Moravian Church assists these missions through donations to Board of World Missions.

 

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