Good Shepherd Community Church
The Sacraments
Moravian Ministries
For more information about our denomination, please go to:
Communion & Sunday Service
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
What can you expect when you come to Good Shepherd Church?
What    do    the     mean
© Copyright The Good Shepherd Community Church Calgary (Moravian) 2019
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.