Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum) traces its origins to the reforming activity of John Hus in the 15th century in Czechoslovakia. It was brought to America in 1735 by a group under the leadership of Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1966 112 113 38,270
1967 159 112 27,842
1968 158 110 37,565
1969 168 109 37,058
1970 167 108 36,449
1971 159 100 34,555
1972 153 99 34,041
1974 142 98 33,343
1975 155 96 32,999
1976 149 95 32,765
1977 145 95 32,511
1978 148 95 32,519
1979 153 95 32,588
1980 160 96 32,724
1981 158 96 33,122
1982 165 98 33,092
1983 183 99 32,695
1984 170 99 32,408
1985 172 100 32,415
1986 174 101 32,180
1987 172 102 31,986
1988 169 100 31,468
1989 167 100 31,248
1991 175 98 29,805
1992 176 97 29,469
1993 167 97 28,639
1994 168 95 27,713
1995 167 95 27,656
1996 173 94 27,318
1997 564 260 30,371
1998 177 94 26,641
2002 164 93 25,140
2003 161 92 24,650
2004 167 92 23,834
2006 171 89 22,489
2007 174 88 21,987
2008 168 86 20,983
2009 173 86 20,508

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]