Moravian Love Feast

Moravian Love Feast

    We invite you to join us for our Worship Service on Sunday morning, December 24 at 11:00 a.m. for a Moravian Love Feast. Special music will be presented by the Chancel Choir. 

     The Moravian Love Feast comes from the tradition of the Moravin Church to gather and break bread to celebrate and affirm the Unity of Chirstians as brothers and sisters in Christ. During the Love Feast, a small meal of a bun and a mug of coffee is served. At this time Christmas Carols and Anthems are sung by the Congregation, Special Choirs and Soloists. The Christmas Love Feast is  made special with the addition of candles which are lit at the end of the Service as a reminder of the light of Christ's Love.

     The Methodist have ties with the Moravians. John Wesley made an Atlantic Ocean Crossing with Moravians and was very impressed by the strong faith they displayed when their ship almost sank in a particularly bad storm. It was Pete Bioehler, a Leader of that Moravian group, who told Wesley he must preach faith until he got faith. Wesley took part in a Moravian Love Feast in 1783 and introduced it to his fellow Methodist the following year.