We will not be worshipping at Transou Church until further notice (this message posted on March 29, 2020) HOWEVER, Pastor Ted continued to share weekly messages, which are posted below.  Blessings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Our pastor’s weekly message will be posted on this website on these Sundays.

Please guard your health, and wash your hands!



Click on the links below to listen to Ted’s recent sermons.

March 29, 2020  The Fifth Sunday of Lent. “The Fragrance of Life” based on John 11: 1-46   CLICK HERE

March 22, 2020   Greetings and blessings to all! CLICK HERE to hear the message for the 4th Sunday in Lent, “Seeing Our Way Through” based on John 9: 1-12.

March 8, 2020  Today’s sermon was intended for the first Sunday of Lent, our worship service was cancelled last week, so here is the message for the outset of the Lenten Season. “Out of the Garden, Into the Wilderness” based on Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7 and Matthew 4: 1-11. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

February 23, 2020: “Listen to Him” based on Matthew 17: 1-9. CLICK TO LISTEN

February 16, 2020 “The Aligned Life” based on Matthew 5: 21-37.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

February 9, 2020  “The Salt and Light in You” based on Matthew 5: 13-20. CLICK TO LISTEN

February 2, 2020  “Getting over our Selves” based on Matthew 5:1-12. CLICK TO LISTEN


Welcome to Mountain Laurel Moravian Fellowship, a community of faith in the North Carolina mountain counties of Ashe and Alleghany, who share a common bond of love for Jesus Christ, a fellowship of family and friends, and an appreciation for traditions — both old and new — of the Moravian Church.

Our church family seeks to be a caring and supportive part of the Body of Christ. We strive to provide opportunities to:

  • Worship and glorify God.
  • Develop lasting and nurturing friendships.
  • Seek service opportunities in the mountain communities through which we can actively place our faith in action.

If you are seeking a worship home, are visiting or passing through these beautiful highlands, come visit us to be welcomed, inspired, and encouraged.

The Rev. Ted Burcaw, an ordained minister with the Moravian Church has been the worship leader at Mountain Laurel Fellowship since 2010. (Click on “Meet Our Pastor”) for more of his background.

Our worship incorporates traditional Moravian liturgy and music, silent reflection and prayer, and preaching which seeks to proclaim the Gospel and the connection of the Gospel to life’s joys and challenges.

Mountain Laurel Moravian Fellowship meets at Transou United Methodist Church in Laurel Springs every Sunday at 11.