Welcome to

 Konnoak Hills Moravian Church 

Konnoak Hills Moravian Church was established in 1950 to serve the fledgling suburb south of Winston-Salem known as Konnoak Hills.  Today our church is closer to the heart of the city as Winston-Salem expands toward the borders of Forsyth County.  While our location is very different from its semi-rural past, many values of that earlier day remain unchanged. Personal relationships, a concern for neighbors in need, and an open door of welcome continue to be an important part of who we are.  While a good number of our members still live in the immediate neighborhood, today we consider our parish to be seven counties wide as members travel from Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Iredell, Rockingham, and Yadkin Counties to participate in the life of the congregation.    

Our identity is best expressed in the words of our mission statement, Called by Christ to be a Neighbor.  Inspired by His Love to Serve All Ages.  Jesus taught that greater life is ours when we reach out to our neighbors in self-giving love. We remember his story of the Good Samaritan and our calling to be instruments of grace in a broken and bruised world. We also remember how Jesus touched people in every stage of life; opening his arms to children, calling the young to discipleship, educating adults in the ways of God’s kingdom, comforting the afflicted, upholding the widowed, and blessing the dying.  We count ourselves as his disciples and likewise strive to minister to people in every stage of life.

Each Sunday we gather to worship at 11:00 a.m.  Our traditional worship has been described as having a “dignified informality” that many appreciate.  In worship we listen for God through the reading of scripture, the proclamation of the Word, the sharing of responsive readings, the silence of prayer, and the singing of hymns and anthems.  We celebrate the Holy Communion on eight occasions throughout the year.   

Winter Weather Policy:  In the event of severe winter weather, Sunday worship will not be cancelled.  While a modified worship service will be held for those who can reach the church with no extraordinary risk, the Board of Elders strongly discourages travel in snowy or icy conditions.  Please use your best judgment in deciding whether to come, considering the possibility that ice or snow may have accumulated on the parking lots and sidewalks in the early Sunday hours.  Sunday school classes will be combined when attendance is low due to weather conditions and teachers are asked to call the church when dangerous roads or a threatening forecast prohibits their attendance.  Weekday activities will follow the same schedule of cancellation as the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.

About the Moravian Church

The Moravian Church has served the world in the name of Christ since 1457.  Our church is known as the second oldest Protestant church with its roots in the reform movement started by the Czech priest John Hus.  After Hus was burned at the stake in 1415, a small group of his followers in Moravia and Bohemia withdrew from the religion- fueled violence that followed his martyrdom.  These peace-seeking Christians founded a community based on Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount.  They called themselves the Unitas Fratrum, Latin for the Unity of the Brethren.             

Five-hundred fifty years later our Worldwide Moravian Unity is located on five continents as a result of a profound spiritual renewal in Germany during the summer of 1727.  This renewal led to the launching of the earliest Protestant mission movement. Moravians carried the good news of God’s liberating love primarily to displaced and forgotten people groups, beginning with enslaved Africans on the Caribbean Islands. Over the past three hundred years we have grown in number to 700,000 people, with 45,000 living in North America.

We focus on faithful living and Christian unity rather than divisive doctrines and practices peculiar to one community or another. Our church proclaims the basic beliefs which most Christians share in common. We believe God is revealed as Creator, as Christ, and as Spirit.  We also regard the Bible as sacred scripture where we meet Christ and encounter the Word of God.  The character of our church is best expressed in the motto: In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things; love.  Now in our sixth century of worship, study, fellowship, and mission we remain committed to following the One who leads us to serve the world he came to save.  Entrance into the Moravian Church is by Baptism, Confirmation, Reaffirmation of Faith, or Letter of Transfer from another Christian fellowship.  

Opportunities at Konnoak Hills

Sundays   Wednesdays
Christian Education   9:45 a.m.   (September - May)
Coffee and Fellowship 10:30 a.m.   Supper - $4.00
Children, youth and first-time guests eat free
6:00 p.m.
Worship                                         11:00 a.m.   Youth Fellowship
Handbell Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal
6:30 p.m.
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
 

Other opportunities: Hand Bells, Adult Mission trips, Samaritan Inn, Choir, Sunnyside Ministry, Youth Fellowship, Summer Camps and Mountain Retreats at Laurel Ridge, Vacation Bible School, Women’s Fellowship, Men’s Fellowship, Parish Nursing ministry, Red Cross Blood Drive, Band (brass and winds), friendship with the Stockton Street Group Home, Bible study groups, Neighborhood Music Festival and Health Fairs, Youth Mission Team to Alleghany County,  Girl Scout Troops, Home Improvement Projects, Children's Hikes, Chicken Pie Projects, Winston-Salem CROP Walk,  Hunger Ministry with Konnoak Elementary School, other neighborhood school support …