Staten Island Moravians work together on a variety of projects (called Moravians in Mission) to meet practical needs we see in the world around us. These projects draw upon volunteers from all four Moravian churches as well as non-Moravians, individuals and groups. Castleton Hill Moravian plans and hosts two of these projects: The Staten Island Moravian Community Garden and the Clothing Distribution. Join us and share some of our excitement and sense of fulfillment as we serve in Christ’s name.
Moravian Community Dinners – Vanderbilt Avenue Moravian Church
The third Saturday of every month, we serve a free community dinner from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at Vanderbilt Avenue Moravian Church. In addition to sharing a meal together, all those who come to eat can choose a book or two to take home from a library of donated books. Members of all four Moravian churches participate in cooking, serving, and eating together in community with our visitors. For more information, contact Vanderbilt Avenue Moravian Church.
Thanksgiving Baskets – New Dorp Moravian Church
Our churches collect non-perishable food items all through the fall. We use these contribution to fill around 90 baskets which are given out to families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, contact New Dorp Moravian Church.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – Great Kills Moravian Church
Members of our prayer shawl ministry knit and crochet prayer shawls for persons going through times of sickness, crisis and transition. For more information about making shawls, getting a shawl for someone else, or receiving a shawl yourself, contact Great Kills Moravian Church.
Clothing Distribution – New Dorp Moravian Church
We collect clean, gently used clothing during March, April and early May. In May we sort, and box up the clothing until August when we hold a public clothing distribution at Brighton Heights Reformed Church. In 2015, we served 1,295 individuals and their families. For more information, contact New Dorp Moravian Church.