Good Shepherd Community Church
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A warm reception A friendly, intimate atmosphere A sense of belonging Spiritual integrity Worship that will carry you through the week An opportunity to learn, serve and grow A   church   family   rooted   in   history   while   living   in   the   present where   unity   is   cherished,   diversity   is   celebrated   and   love   is life
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What is the Moravian Church? The   Moravian   Church   is   a   mainline   Protestant   denomination   with   more   than   five   hundred   years   of   history. Founded   before   the   Lutheran,   Presbyterian,   or   Methodist   churches;   Moravians   have   long   focused   on faithful living and Christian unity. Rather   than   concentrating   on   divisive   doctrines,   the   Moravian   Church   preaches   the   basics   of   the   faith, which   all   Christians   share   in   common.   Moravians   are   encouraged   to   live   out   their   faith   through   service   to those   in   need.   Our   mission   work   has   concentrated   on   the   poor   and   the   powerless,   and   groups   largely unreached by other denominations. The   Moravian   Church   was   organized   in   1457   by   the   followers   of   the   martyr   John   Hus,   as   the   Unity   of Brethren.   The   denomination   came   to   be   known   as   the   "Moravian"   Church   many   years   later,   in   the Eighteenth   Century,   because   most   of   its   members   came   from   the   province   of   Moravia,   now   the   Czech Republic.   The   Moravian   Church   has   often   stood   at   the   forefront   of   the   Protestant   world.   The   denomination was   among   the   first   to   publish   the   Bible   in   the   common   language,   and   the   first   to   print   common   language hymnals.   They   were   early   in   their   emphasis   on   educating   women   as   well   as   men;   and   they   were   pioneers of   the   Protestant   mission   movement.   Moravians   have   worked   for   Christian   unity   throughout   their   history, and are founding members of the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches.