First Moravian anniversary


First Moravian Church, 39 N. Duke St., will celebrate its 264th anniversary with a Lovefeast and speaker, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17.


The Rev. Dr. Stephen Nicholas Jr., an author and retired ordained minister, will give a presentation with a slide show based on his new book, “Re-inventing the Wheel; the fascinating life of Stephen Morgan Smith, minister, inventor, industrialist.”

First Moravian Church was founded in York on March 25, 1752, and is the third oldest church within York City. Smith served as its pastor from 1861-1866.

For more information, contact the Rev. Sayward G. Lippincott at 292-6591 or