The early Christians met and broke bread together to signify their union, fellowship and love. In 1727, the Moravian Church revived this practice, and it has established this custom of celebrating the great church festivals by partaking together of a simple meal known as a “lovefeast”. The first lovefeasts of the Moravian Church in North America were held in Savanah, Georgia, during the years 1735 to 1740.
The Christmas Eve Lovefeast, with its lighted candles, is one of the most beautiful services of the Moravian Church. The Custom originated on the European continent 1747, and spread throughout the Moravian world. Every person is given a lighted candle to remind him that Christ said, “I am the light of the world”, and “You are the light of the World – let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
On Christmas Eve we gather together to celebrate Christs birth with two evening services. The services are held on Christmas Eve at 5:00pm and 7:30pm.