Our Mission: Grow in Christ, to Know His Love and to Follow His Footsteps
We are an established congregation for all ages and “youthful” in our energy and enthusiasm. Services include the singing of hymns, the reading of Scripture, choir anthems and a sermon. We also try to include praise and worship style of music. Our Sunday School students worship with us for the first portion of the service. and they are dismissed to their classes following the Children’s Message. Our dress code is casual, we have plenty of parking, have child care with trained staff, and are handicap accessible.
Our Sunday Schedule
- 9:55 AM – Announcements
- 10:00 AM – Morning Worship (a blend of Contemporary & Traditional)
- 11:00 AM – Fellowship/Coffee Hour
Join us in worship this Sunday! If you do not have a church home, we invite you to consider joining our church family, even as we come here together as part of the family of God. Parents are also invited to visit with our Sunday School: Ask about registration information or call the Church Office for details.
Holy Communion is usually celebrated on the first and third Sundays of the month. The Moravian Church practices an “Open Communion,” which means that anyone who professes a faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord is welcome to join us at our Lord’s Table. You can also stop by during the week at our Church Office between 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM for a tour, or if you have any questions.
New Dorp Moravian History
In the 1730s, Moravian settlers in New York and Pennsylvania commissioned a new sailing ship to be built by John Van Deventer at his shipyard at Van Deventer Point, located near today’s Verrazano Bridge. The “Irene” made 14 round trips to Europe, bringing mostly Moravian missionaries and church members to New York. Nicholas Garrison, a Staten Islander, was the first captain of the Irene; Cornelius Jacobsen, also a Staten Islander, served as captain on its last voyage in 1758. One of the oldest Protestant denominations, the Moravian Church has served Christ since 1457. Known then as the “Unity of the Brethren” early Moravians came from the area of what is now the Czech Republic known as Moravia – hence came the name Moravian.
New Dorp Moravian Church was established in 1763. We are the second oldest church on Staten Island, second only to St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Richmondtown. We continue to seek to provide not only a place for individuals to gather for worship, but also a place where people are challenged to grow in their faith.
Everyone is welcome to attend our services and to participate in any of our worship, fellowship, study or service opportunities. Contact us for a tour, or if you have any questions.
Pastor Duane has been the pastor of New Dorp Moravian for 11 years. He is glad to answer any questions you might have about the Moravian Church or our congregation.
Sommy is our Administrative Assistant. He does a little bit of everything to help keep the church running smoothly. If he doesn’t have an answer for you, he will direct you to the person who does.
Dylan Sauerwald is our Music Director, leading our church choirs and overseeing the continuing tradition of Moravian music and more at New Dorp.
Sunday School Superintendent
Our Sunday School Superintendent coordinates the Christian Education program for our youth. She looks for fun and creative ways to encourage students and parents to be involved in this vital part of our ministry.
More than a janitor, Jeff helps maintain our facilities, arranges and coordinates the requests of individuals and groups who wish to use our facilities, as well as assists is preparing rooms and areas for upcoming activities and events.