Worship is held each Sunday at 10:00 am at 227 North Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603. Please take the elevator or the stairs to the second floor.
Moravian Center Adult Day
Our Own Local Mission
Mission statement: "To share Christ’s love through honor of and service to the elderly."
On November 6, 2015 the Moravian Center had it's official ribbon cutting, but the visioning and planning for this unique ministry began long before that. The center began as an outreach ministry of the congregation which was searching for what God was calling them to do next. Opening the center required selling the church building, moving from the suburbs to the city, finding and renovating a new space, hiring staff, creating policies and procedures, partnering with local agencies, obtaining licences and clearances, advertising, among other things.
When the program opened, there were only three attendees. In three short years that number has rapidly increased to close to 70 with average daily attendance between 40 and 45 invididuals. The number of staff has grown to ten to accomodate the growing population of the center. Each staff person is well-trained, dedicated and compassionate blessing to the program!
The Moravian Center Adult Day program provides a safe and comfortable place for older adults who would otherwise be home alone to spend their day. Individuals receive lunch and snacks each day. They are invited to participate in games, activities, presentations, crafts, exercises, and worship experiences. Assisted showers can also be provided.
Congregation members are encouraged to volunteer at the center, and several spend one afternoon a week talking with clients, playing games, leading activities, and even providing pet therapy. The individuals and staff appreciate the congregation's involvement with the program, and are always looking for more ways to work together.
Mission & Service
The Mission and Service Committee assists the pastor and the Unified Board in choosing an assortment of mission projects that we can do to serve our community, the broader church, and the world. The Giving Tree Opportunities (GTO) project was begun in 2013 to offer a way for the community at large to partner with us in serving local missions. From time-to-time throughout the year, we will be increasing awareness and gathering donations for different non-profit groups in the community. Some of this year's partners include Habitat for Humanity, Lancaster County Council of Churches, and the Lancaster City Police K-9 and mounted units. Frequently we offer the givers a small token item in exchange for a donation like a grilled hot dog or homemade cookies.
Spirit Time at Moravian Center Adult Day
Each Wednesday at 11AM Pastor Mandy leads a weekly program called Spirit Time. Spirit Time is an interactive hands on worship service for any participants who would like to attend. While the service has a Christian focus, it is led in a way that allows interfaith and ecumenical dialogue.
The service begins and ends with Pastor Mandy greeting each individual with a handshake and a blessing. In between those two handshakes every week is different. The time usually includes singing, a scripture verse, an activity of some sort, a time of sharing, and some form of prayer. Most individuals at the center do participate in the weekly Spirit Time gatherings.