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Olivet Moravian Church
2205 Olivet Church Road
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 924-8063

 

Our Church Staff

Pastor
   ___________________

Administrative Assistant
   Kandis Fox
Treasurer
   Stephanie Stevens
Music Director
   Nancy Whicker
Band Director
   Winfield Beroth
Choir Directors
   Rachel Desmarais
   Nancy Whicker
Shepherds Chorus Director
   John Golden
Organist
   Fred Wood

 

Our Church Boards

Elders
   Ken Brown
   Gina Handy
   Shirley Harper
   Jeff Heitman
   Bill Mankins
   Sharon Petree
   Doris Snyder
   Bethany Brown (youth rep)

Trustees
   Leonard Algood
   Williams Ammons
   Winfield Beroth
   Wayne Gunter
   Gary Hendricks
   Perry Myers
   Doug Spainhour
   Emily Myers (youth rep)
   Stephanie Stevens (ex-officio)

Olivet offers a traditional Moravian style service on Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM. Using hymns and liturgies from the Moravian Book of Worship the worshiper is led to a point when the children have a special time with the pastor and then a Gospel Sermon is preached by the Pastor or the Pastoral Assistant.

Communion is offered some eight times during the year, and all professing Christians are welcome to participate.

Several times during the year, a Lovefeast is held. This is when the worshiper is served a mug of coffee and a sweet bun. The lovefeast dates back to 1727 when the early Moravians were befriended by Count Nicholas Von Zinzendorf on his estate in Saxony. At that time, they enjoyed a simple meal, and therefore the tradition has continued for almost 300 years.

At the Christmas Lovefeasts, each attendee is given a beeswax candle trimmed with red paper. Worshipers are invited to lift their candle on the last verse of the hymn “Christ the Lord, the Lord Most Glorious” as a sign of their love of God and in re-dedication to Christian living. I must mention the 27 point Advent Star. The star has become a focal point of the church and many homes in the community. One of the largest is on top of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and can be clearly seen from Interstate 40 as people pass through Winston Salem.

On Easter Sunday, the congregation gathers on the front lawn of the church, just before dawn, for a sunrise service. As the sun begins to appear on the horizon, the pastor proclaims “The Lord is risen,” and the congregation responds “The Lord is risen indeed.” After several more lines of liturgy, the band leads the congregation to the side yard of the church and the service is concluded in “God’s Acre,” - the burial grounds of the church.

During the fall months, the congregation enjoys gathering around a campfire and singing familiar songs.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Relevant Sunday School. That is the goal of Olivet Moravian Church. When we come together as a group on Sunday mornings we learn that we are not alone in our questions. Sunday School is not supposed to be a lecture nor a seminar or a contest to see who knows Scripture the best. Instead this time is devoted to helping people grow as believers. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences and we can each contribute differently. There are numerous classes that are available on a variety of topics from apologetics to raising a family to devotions regarding a book. Conscious attention to our own spiritual growth is crucial to the Christian walk and we make it a point to our guests and members that Sunday School be worth attending. Regardless of where you are in life, there is a place for you. To visit a specific Sunday School class, please contact us at web@olivetmoravian.org or (336) 924 – 8063, or ask a greeter for assistance as you enter the church’s Sunday School wing.

MINISTRIES AND OPPORTUNITIES

You will find friends here. We come from all walks of life and as a family of believers, we take care of each other when we experience life, be it the birth of a child, a wedding, or the passing of a loved one. We come together in corporate worship that touches people every week. We experience community through the various programs within Olivet as well as the programs we are affiliated with, including numerous local missions initiatives. Through the Moravian Church, we also partner with several national and international programs including the Boards of Evangelism and Home Missions, the Board of World Missions and Church World Services, and other projects in Nicaragua, Honduras, the Virgin Islands, and points in Africa. Our church community desires for God to be glorified in both the large things and in the small things like a cup of cold water to those who are thirsty in the world. You will find at Olivet imperfect people wanting to be perfected in Christ

For a brief history of Olivet, click here.


About Us

Olivet offers a traditional Moravian style service on Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM. Using hymns and liturgies from the Moravian Book of Worship the worshiper is led to a point when the children have a special time with the pastor and then a Gospel Sermon is preached by the Pastor or the Pastoral Assistant.

Communion is offered some eight times during the year, and all professing Christians are welcome to participate.

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News

News from Olivet, The Regional Conferences of Churches, The Southern Province, and The Moravian Church in North America

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Activities

Olivet offers opportunities for growth and fellowship to a variety of ages. Contact our church office for more specifics, or check our calendar for dates and times.

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Services

9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Worship

Throughout the year Olivet highlights certain special themes and topics during the Sunday Service.

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Messages

Articles from Olivet's print newsletter by Pastor Doug.

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