Worship at Raleigh Moravian
One service is offered at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday morning. Childcare is provided during worship for infants through preschool-aged children.
The Moravian church celebrates communion on festival days of the church. Communion is part of worship as a response to Jesus' command at the Last Supper, "do this in remembrance of me" (Luke 22:19). We also give thanks for God's work of nourishing and sustaining us.
The Moravian church welcomes all baptized Christians to participate in communion. Children participate in communion after a period of instruction. The emphasis of the sacrament is on unity, seen when members of the body of Christ from a various traditions gather around the table.
Our communion wafers are gluten free.
Raleigh Moravian has many ways to worship God through music. Our worship begins prior to the service when a brass band gathers on the front lawn to play chorales. Our service includes organ and piano that accompany our choir. Children participate in music through beginner band, Morning Stars choir, and various solo and ensemble groups. To find our more about the rich tradition of Moravian music visit The Moravian Music Foundation.
The Moravian lovefeast is a simple meal of coffee and a bun and includes congregational singing and choral music. Lovefeasts are held to commemorate different festivals in the Moravian church. They take place in the context of the worship service, but they are not a sacrament. Dating back to the tradition of the Apostolic church, which gathered together in fellowship around a meal, the Moravian tradition dates back to 1727. The Christmas Eve lovefeasts conclude with the distribution of beeswax candles trimmed with red crepe paper.