Pastor's Welcome Hello, my name is Rev. John Fritts. I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity to serve as pastor at Advent Moravian Church. My wife, Anne, and I grew up in the Lehigh Valley, and we are happy to be back in the area after serving in Wisconsin and Central Pennsylvania. We are glad you visited us online. Here you can learn about the opportunities for spiritual growth and the welcoming faith community that awaits should you choose to visit our church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Learn first-hand about our worship, fellowship, spiritual formation, and ministry. You are welcome to participate in our activities as you discover who we are and how we serve God and those around us. We are a warm church with many strengths. No one leaves Advent without connecting with caring, enthusiastic Christians. As a community of faith, we are always learning what it means to love God and care for one another. If you have questions or would like to learn more about our ministry and mission, please contact the church office. I would be happy to meet with you. Rev. John Fritts, Pastor
Director of Music: Luke DiGiacinto Luke DiGiacinto is a 2017 graduate of Moravian University, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music focusing on Organ and Voice. He has been working in church music for just about 5 years. He currently serves Advent Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Hanover township, where he is organist and director of music. His responsibilities include playing the organ, directing the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir, and helps with the brass ensemble. He previously served as organist for Morning Star Moravian, and West Side Moravian. His teachers included Naoko Cauller, and Dr. Martha Schrempel for Piano, Robert Ormesher, and Greg Oaten for Voice, and Russell Jackson, Michael Krentz, Rebecca Lepore, Lou-Carol Fix, and Thomas Goeman for Organ. He serves as ceremony organist at Moravian university, his alma mater, and has accompanied across the valley. He has served as wedding organist for Central Moravian Church on numerous occasions. Luke sings with the Bach choir of Bethlehem, and has sung with the Allentown symphony chorus, and Camerata singer’s. Luke is an active recitalist, and has recently started teaching. Luke is very involved the the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and currently serves as a board member, Education Coordinator, and was the services coordinator and a presenter of the June 2022 Pipe Organ encounter plus. While a student, Luke received a number of accolades and awards from Moravian University including the Walter Schrempel prize, and the Richard Van Auken prize in music. For keyboard excellence, Luke received the Betty Airestock Moore, T Edgar Shields, and Jacobs Music Awards. Luke takes particular interest in the Organ Music of 17th and 18th France, and North German Baroque organ music. He loves ethnomusicology, pinball, his back patio, and partner dancing.