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All are welcome,
or tune in every Sunday
via our livestream.

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Join the band!
Don’t know how to
play? We’ll teach you!

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Come walk our grounds.
Listen for God. What
did He say to you?

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Our Fellowship Center
features a kitchen,
restrooms, meeting
space and pavilion.

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When you come into
our sanctuary, allow
time to just experience
our stained glass.

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A model of Calvary
Moravian Church.

Our Ministries & Partnerships

Sharing God’s love with our members and in the community is one of our highest callings. We do this through our congregational ministries as well as a myriad of mission and outreach opportunities, working closely with several downtown agencies and organizations. Additionally, we engage the Winston-Salem community with our Holly Avenue and downtown neighbors. We are blessed to collaborate often with the Piedmont Opera & the Piedmont Youth Chorus, Bookmarks, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem, Salem Presbyterian, Brunson Elementary, and Centenary United Methodist Church. It truly takes a village!

In addition to our Sunday school and Worship, we offer the following ministries. If you have an idea for a ministry or outreach project, please let us know.

Calvary Moravian Music

MUSIC MINISTRIES

Music is one of the central aspects of the worship service each week and is an inherent worship tool for all Moravians. Whether singing hymns, leading liturgies, offering choral anthems, or antiphonally singing the Hosanna with our Children’s Choir, we take great pride in learning and sharing music that enhances all of our worship services throughout the year and, most importantly, glorifies God through music.

The Chancel Choir is open to everyone from 6th grade through senior adult. Each Sunday, the choir meets in the third-floor choir room at 10:30 a.m. for 30 minutes prior to the 11:00 a.m. service and rehearses immediately following worship each week until 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary choir loft. The choir sings anthems in worship a couple of times each month, though choir members are also welcome to sit in the loft during off weeks to help lead congregational hymns.

Everyone is welcome! Anyone can learn to sing, and we welcome those that want to learn, make music, and be a member of a fun-loving ensemble that strives to make a joyful noise! We enjoy preparing and offering a wide variety of traditional choral music repertoire, as well as sharing and perpetuating Moravian composers and arrangers from our past and present day.

Calvary’s band is deeply rooted in Moravian tradition. The band consists of musicians who play brass or woodwind instruments. The band plays a prelude every Sunday, starting at 10:30 a.m. The band also plays preludes throughout the year for other services, including Christmas Eve Lovefeasts, Holy Week, and Easter.

Calvary’s band joins with other bands of the Salem Congregation to provide the music for the Easter Sunrise Service. Additionally, the band plays at funerals for members.

Calvary is fortunate to have five octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and 4 octaves of Malmark Handchimes with which to ring. Our handbell choir plays between 8 and 10 times per year, including our three Christmas Eve Lovefeasts and during each Holy Week.

Rehearsal is from 9-9:45 a.m every Sunday morning, just prior to Sunday School. Our rehearsal room is on the 3rd floor, located near the elevator.
In learning to play these beautifully crafted instruments, we learn rhythm, musicality, note reading, and how very important it is to work in an ensemble. Each person is vital to the success of our choir. Similarly to the Chancel Choir, anyone is welcome, and anyone can learn to ring!

Our children’s music program focuses on helping children learn simple songs and enjoy the warm tradition of church music. We teach using hymns, children’s Bible songs, Laurel Ridge camp songs, as well as simple rhythm games and melodies. The children sing several times a year during worship services, including during Advent, at our three Christmas Eve Lovefeasts, and on Palm Sunday to begin our Holy Week experience. Every child is welcome and encouraged to come learn with us!

Children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade meet from 6:00–7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings during our Calvary@The Table program, which runs seasonally in fall and spring. During this time slot Calvary also has programming for older children and adults, as well as nursery care for infants and preschoolers. Children of all ages are also invited to join Family Chime Time on Sunday mornings, and older youth are welcome to join our adult choir and handbell groups.

This ministry is a family affair! Chime Time is a program for adults and kids of all ages. We rehearse each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for 25 minutes in the third-floor handbell room (at the start of the Sunday School hour). No experience or music-reading skills required. It’s a great chance to learn and enjoy fellowship with friends, kids, and grandkids. No pressure, no stress, and if you can’t make rehearsal every week, no worries! 

Calvary At The Table

CALVARY AT THE TABLE

Calvary@The Table is our Wednesday evening midweek ministry for all ages. We meet for approximately 9 weeks, twice a year. Our Fall 2022 segment runs from September 14 through November 2. Our Winter/Spring 2023 dates will be published soon. We begin with a bring-your-own dinner gathering from 5:30–6:00 p.m. in our first floor (basement) Fellowship Hall and then continue with a variety of Bible studies, fellowship groups, and mission opportunities for every age, infant through adult, from 6:00–7:00 p.m. 

CALVARY IN THE COMMUNITY

City With Dwellings

A Community First Initiative works to end the crisis of homelessness in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, providing a unique platform for volunteers across the community to connect and build relationships with individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

 

Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries

Founded in 1977, the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry has helped thousands of incarcerated men and women discover the true meaning of Christianity, and what it means to live as a Christian.

 

greeNest

greeNest is a unique local program that provides household furnishings to individuals and families transitioning to sustainable housing. For a nominal fee, participants, accompanied by caseworkers from various partner agencies, will choose donated items that best suit their needs and preferences.

 

Sunnyside Ministries

Sunnyside Ministry is a non-profit organization founded by the Moravian Church that provides food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance to families in crisis.

Calvary Kids

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

Children ages newborn to preK are welcome in our nursery. Our nursery is a safe, clean, age-appropriate, and comfortable space, staffed by trained and background-checked professionals. Nursery care is available Sunday mornings from 9:45 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and Wednesday evenings from 6:00–7:00 p.m. during our seasonal Calvary@The Table programming.

Each week our youngest members are invited to leave worship after the Children’s Sermon for their own experience of worship using the Godly Play curriculum. Godly Play teaches the Bible in story form, using hands-on methods of learning as well as interactive instruction.

They learn about the church year and seasons, and the Biblical stories taught each week are in tandem with those that are heard in Sunday School, the children’s sermon, and worship. We use our beautiful Children’s Chapel located on the third floor as our Godly Play sacred space. Children ages 3yrs-2nd Grade are invited to this time of worship and creativity as they continue to study the scripture and stories of the day, just in their own way!

This class is specifically designed for children ages 4 – 6 yrs and is located on the 2nd floor in the Early Childhood wing. They use the SPARK Lectionary Curriculum (as described above) and incorporate many hands-on crafts, music, and games into their weekly learning.

Our Elementary class focuses on those children ages 6 -10 yrs of age and is located on the 2nd floor in the Early Childhood wing. And, like the other age groups, they also use the SPARK Lectionary Curriculum which continues to teach alongside worship each week and keeps families with multiple children in varying classes studying the same lessons on their individual levels.

For our children grades Kindergarten to 5th, we foster the Moravian Church Milestones and Stars education program. Through this Sunday school-type program, and in conjunction with our weekly children’s messages during Sunday worship, Godly Play Bible stories, and midweek music opportunities, we teach fundamental and formative scripture passages, songs, prayers, and creeds that form the basis for our lifelong walk of faith. This class meets weekly in our children’s educational wing, down the hall from the front office, on Sundays from 10:15–10:45 a.m. Take a look at all the Moravian Stars hanging in the hallway to see our children’s progress!

Calvary Moravian Church Youth Logo

YOUTH GROUP

Calvary Moravian’s dynamic and energetic youth group provides an opportunity for those in grades 6–12 to grow in a supportive community. Join us as we empower each other to be the church through mission, education, and service. We gather on Sunday mornings from 9:45–10:45 a.m. before church for a time of inquiry and scripture study. As a group, we encourage everyone to participate, and we welcome all insights and questions.

Additionally, during our seasonal Calvary@The Table Wednesday evening ministry, we meet for fellowship and to engage in outreach and enrichment opportunities. Some highlights from previous years include working with H.O.P.E. Ministries, the annual CROP Walk, participation in Calvary worship services, attending Mission Camp at Laurel Ridge, taking an annual beach trip, and hiking at Stone Mountain. There are also amazing opportunities for growth during the summer, both at Calvary and Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp and Conference Center.  

https://laurelridge.org/about/

Calvary Moravian Church Adults Logo

ADULT MINISTRIES

Calvary’s New Life Class is an adult group (open to any age adult) which meets on the third floor, conveniently located next to the elevator, each Sunday from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. The group usually has coffee/tea/hot chocolate, etc. and a chat until 10:00 a.m., with the lesson concluding at 10:30 a.m. to accommodate our choir and band members.

Each lesson is aligned with the Scripture from that day’s service, providing a deeper understanding to enrich the 11:00 a.m. service experience. Many lessons are linked to specific Moravian history and beliefs, such as The Ground of the Unity. We encourage all levels of participation in the discussion, from the reflective listener to the active “discussant.” Mainly, we seek fellowship with each other and Jesus Christ.

The Friendship Class is an eclectic group of many ages that meets on the 1st floor (basement) in the Burke Conference Room on Sundays from 9:45–10:45 a.m., rotating study topics every four to six weeks. The class delves into spiritual topics that impact members’ daily lives. Attendees enjoy discussion and fellowship together each week. New faces are always welcome!