The Moravian Church in Switzerland, as part of the Unitas Fratrum, the worldwide Moravian Church, has acquired an independent ecumenical character. There are no congregations here. People who adhere to the Herrnhuters are organized in so-called societies. These are circles of friends, and their members are also members of their, mostly Reformed, church. This corresponds to Zinzendorf's intention not to found an independent church, but to gather people ecumenically in Christ.