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 the church office.
Thanksgiving Holiday Baskets
Every fall, New Dorp Moravian Church coordinates the collection of a variety of food items to be placed into a Thanksgiving Holiday Basket. Food donations of everything from cranberry sauce to frozen turkeys are assembled and delivered to help make Thanksgiving a special time for families in need.
Last year, we again filled over 100 baskets for others in need. We primarily assist families who’s names have been provided by local congregations, the YMCA, Fort Wadsworth Chaplains Office, and other agencies. Many thanks to everyone for your generous donations to this worthy ministry of our Church.
We would always like to do more. If you would like to participate, in autumn, you are asked to bring weekly donations to one of the Moravian Churches and place them in the collection boxes provided.
For more information, contact New Dorp Moravian Church at (718) 351-0090 or Office@NewDorpMoravian.org.
Prayer Shawls – 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. To date, more than 200 prayer shawls have been lovingly made and distributed. For more information about helping to make shawls or about receiving a shawl, contact Great Kills Moravian Church.
Moravian Community Dinners – Vanderbilt Avenue Moravian Church
The third Saturday of every month, a free community dinner is served 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 free 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.
Staten Island Moravian Community Garden – Castleton Hill Moravian Church
Located on the grounds at Castleton Hill Moravian Church, the SI Moravian Community Garden has 39 garden plots and is handicap accessible. The garden provides space for volunteers to grow their own food to take home and also provides space to grow herbs and vegetables for Project Hospitality’s soup kitchen and food pantry. For more information, contact Castleton Hill Moravian Church.