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Riverside Moravian CHurch
228 E Washington Street
Riverside, NJ  08075
Rebecca Sisley, Pastor
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Mission


Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. Matthew 25:40

What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

In the 16th century, Moravians became a pilgrim people, on the move, seeking those places where its unique expressions of a simple community of faith could be practiced freely, never losing sight of their potential to once again bear fruit as a hidden seed for establishing God's Kingdom. Eventually, Moravians launched themselves outward, first into Europe, then beyond, across the world as the first organized Protestant mission movement. The Moravian Church continues in that spirit. It is our very reason for being a church.


Our mission spirit manifests itself in many ways, both loally and on a global basis. After 150 years the Riverside Moravian Church remains here on the corner serving God, our church, and our community. We look forward to the future as we continue to be part of the Riverside family. Our Fishes and Loaves has served the community since 1994. The need has increased quite a bit since that time. A Hospitality Breakfast is also available for the clients. This past year, Christmas Gifts were collected for the children in the Riverside Schools. In the Fall, we collected school supplies. Our VBS program began over 20 years ago drawing as many as 130 kids from the community.

OPENING OUR DOORS TO THE COMMUNITY
Several community organizations use Hahle Hall, our multipurpose building, on a regular basis. We host the Girl Scouts, blood drives and Riverside School. Our facility is available for family gatherings, showers, birthday parties. For information call 856-461-0132 or 856-461-6425.* We currently share our sanctuary and Hahle Hall with our brothers and sisters of the Assembly of God. We recently worked hand in hand to refurbish the sanctuary. We thank them for the new sound system.

Keeping with the Moravian spirit of mission, members of our congregation have gone to serve in other parts of the world and within the USA. Following disasters, members have served in Mississippi, Indiana and the Jersey Shore. Some of us have traveled to Labrador, Honduras and other mission fields. The VBS program we use always suggests a mission project. This year we chose to collect for our churches in Nepal. We raised $260.70 thanks to the generosity of many. Our congregation has adopted a village in Tanzania called Mlogolo, specifically to provide care for children who are orphaned by AIDS or other disaster. For $25 a year, per child, we help supply food, bedding, school uniforms, school supplies and basic medical care.



To find out more about Moravian mission efforts worldwide, go to www.moravianmission.org





        

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