Come and share with us
the joy, the sights, the sound
of a traditional Moravian Christmas
"Remembering What Our Fathers Told"
Candle Tea and Craft / Bake Sale
Thursday, December 5th
Candle Tea Tours start every 15 minutes
First Tour begins at 5:00 PM
Last Tour begins at 8:00 PM
The Candle Tea is our gift to the community. No admission fee.
Craft and bake items will be available for purchase. Proceeds help support the Candle Tea.
Children and senior groups are welcomed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.
The 2019 Candle Tea will be December 4th, 5th, and 6th. Groups must call to schedule morning tours. Contact the church office at 336-723-3444 to reserve a day and time.
The Candle Tea is a tour of Moravian traditions. Each year during the first week of December, more than 800 children from surrounding schools and 250 adults come to Ardmore to hear about the love of Jesus. Visitors hear the story of the birth of Christ and enjoy music and Moravian cookies, while learning about traditions such as the advent wreath, Moravian Star, beeswax candles, cookie making, and tin smiths.
Emphasis is placed on the outreach to children, hoping they will experience the Lord's love through the love shown by the congregation. More than 80 church volunteers contribute to the Candle Tea by greeting, hosting, providing music, demonstrating crafts, serving guests, monitoring the bake table, making crafts, donating money, feeding workers, and cleaning up. Children participate alongside our senior members in activities ranging from serving lemonade and cookies to our guests, to demonstrating or explaining the traditions.