228 E Washington Street
Riverside, NJ  08075
Rebecca Sisley, Pastor

"In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, love."

Welcome to our new Pastor, Rebecca Sisley!

The members of First Moravian Church of Riverside are excited to welcome the Reverend Rebecca Sisley to our congregation. Reverend Sisley will be installed as Pastor on March 19, 2017. Reverend Sisley is a 2010 graduate of Lycoming College and graduated from seminary in May, 2013. She married her college sweetheart, Vince later that year in November, 2013 and answered the call of worship. She was ordained as pastor for Sharon Moravian Church in Ohio, in December, 2013.

The Reverend and her husband welcomed the addition of their daughter, Alexandria last year to their family. For all of you lovers of the four-legged variety, they are also the proud parents of two dogs, Tonks and MoMo, and two cats, Simmons and Samson.

We here at First Moravian would also like to thank the Reverend George Richmond for coming out of retirement this past year and serving as our interim pastor. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and many interesting and enlightening sermons. You have truly been a blessing to our congregation.

We also would like to thank Mary Smith for her 20 years of service as church secretary, she officially retired at the end of February. As she embarks on this new adventure in her life of retirement, we hope she enjoys it, as it is well deserved. In turn, we welcome Ginny Lyons as our new church secretary, we wish her well as this new chapter in her life begins.

Here at Riverside Moravian Church, we are very thankful for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us in the past and look forward to what the Lord has in store for us in the future.

First Moravian Church of Riverside
  • Is an open, caring, Christian community of faith serving Riverside and the neighboring areas.
  • We are a group of people from various churched and unchurched backgrounds sharing a common experience of God's Love
  • We are a congregation combining both traditional and contemporary elements

  • We are a church that offers a practical approach to faith, committed to serving God and the community
  • We offer a welcoming atmosphere for worship and fellowship

What is the Moravian Church?
The Moravian Church is a Protestant denomination, in the mainline – moderate, committed to keeping our focus on serving Christ in the world. We have been doing so since 1457, making us the oldest Protestant church to be organized.  We have a long and fascinating history and a heritage of service in diverse places and among many races around the world.


Worship Schedule

  • Regular Sunday Schedule (mid-September to July)

    • 9:30 AM Sunday School for children

    • 11:00 AM Worship

  • Summer Sunday Schedule (July until the Sunday after Labor Day)

    • 10:00 AM Worship

  • Nursery care is provided for young children during worship

Sermons & Choir

1. Welcome to Riverside Moravian - May 31, 2016

2. Holy, Holy, Holy - Riverside Moravian Choir - May 22, 2016

3. I'm Gonna Sing - Riverside Moravian Choir - June 5, 2016

4. Fill My Cup, Lord - Riverside Moravian Choir - September 25, 2016

5. Sharon Claus in Prison Ministry - June 26, 2016

6. The Pharisee - the Sinner - and Jesus (Part 1) June 12, 2016

7. The Pharisee - the Sinner - and Jesus (Part 2) June 12, 2016

8. Be Shrewd (Part 1) - Rev. George Richmond - September 18, 2016

9. Be Shrewd (Part 2) - Rev. George Richmmond - September 18, 2016

10. The Lost and Our Ministry - Rev. George Richmond - September 11, 2016

11. A blessed 4th of July - Miriam Tilden - July 4, 2016

12. One Bread, One Body - One Lord, Riverside Moravian Choir - October 2, 2016

13. Faith as a Mustard Seed, - Rev. George Richmond - October 2, 2016

14. The Scriptures are for Salvation - Rev. George Richmond - October 16, 2016 -

15.The Litany led by Lisa Baker, The Anthem - Let There Be Peace On Earth - Riverside Moravian Choir - Oct 16, 2016 -

Children's Chat by Elsa Lucas -Riverside Moravian Church - October 16, 2016




First Moravian Church of Riverside · 228 E. Washington Street · Riverside, NJ 08075 · (856) 461-0132 · Fax: (856) 764-7032