Edgeboro Moravian Putz
Raising the Putz 2011
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Putz Scheduled Tours:

Please call the church office to schedule a tour. (610-866-8793)
Tours are available Dec. 1 - Dec. 22 (possibly 23rd if needed).
Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (on the hour) by appointment

Putz Hours for Walk-ins:

Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM to 6:00P M

Of course, if you would like to bring some friends, neighbors, co-workers or relatives to see the Putz at a time not listed above, just let us know!

Many thanks to all of the volunteers who make the Putz outreach possible this Christmas season.


On a Saturday afternoon in November, members of Edgeboro Moravian Church in Bethlehem gathered to prepare the traditional Putz -- a display sharing the story of Jesus' birth in sights and sounds. This time lapse shows about about three and half hours work rolling newspaper, wetting the paper, placing it on the display, then covering everything with live moss. Figurines, settings and lights will soon follow.

Thanks to Mike Riess for the video!



Through the decades of changing life-styles, the traditions of Moravians have remained unchanged. These meaningful traditions echo our rich heritage and reflect our Christian commitment. Edgeboro Moravian Church is a church that truly celebrates Moravian values and customs through the continuing observance of these traditions.

Meaning of "Putz"

The word “Putz” is taken from the German word “putzen”, meaning to arrange a decoration. Moravians use this name for Christmas scenes they make in their homes. Early Moravians would prepare these displays and then go “putzing” to view fellow Moravian displays.

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