Trinity United Methodist Church has started a new Christmas Tradition, a Moravian style-lovefeast. Lovefeast embodies a sense of unity and a fellowship of sharing with family and friends through music and a simple meal.
The Lovefeast meal includes a sweetened bun and creamed coffee, which dieners (German for “servers”) serve to participants. The service of scripture and song is led by the choir and band. We conclude with everyone lighting a handmade beeswax candle that fills the church with a warm glow.
The first lovefeast was served in Germany on August 13, 1727, following the renewal of the Moravian Church. It is reminiscent of the common meal partaken in love and fellowship by the early church as described in the book of Acts. This simple service provides an ideal setting for breaking human and religious divides. Lovefeasts nourish the soul, give us pause and inspire.