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Thanks for visiting First Moravian Church of Dover on the web.  We realize the internet is a great way to visit and get to know a church without actually stepping through its' doors. 

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The First Moravian Church of Dover, Ohio, is one of several Moravian churches in Tuscarawas County. Our site contains a wealth of information for both our members and visitors alike. We welcome you to join us for weekly worship opportunities each Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages is at 9:15 a.m.  Everyone is welcome!

 We hope you will take the time to search through our site and check out our ministries and activities with a personal visit.  We would love for you to experience and participate with us at a First Moravian Church service or event.  We encourage you to spend some time exploring our vision, history, and ongoing ministry.



Get Acquainted with Your Bible – for Adults

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The Moravian Bible Camp – for Kids


We are deep into the Great Moravian Bible Hike and, although we cannot cover every character, story and event, we have made some sound brush strokes over the canvas.  Yet, there is so much more to cover and many more details to paint.  As the Elders have suggested, keep up the good work and gather with us each Sunday morning as we paint this magnificent mural of “THE WORD” in our mind and heart.


During our Lenten journey for 2014, March 5-April 9, we will give the adults a chance to look over and review some powerful Biblical themes in the study, “Getting Acquainted with Your Bible” by Abington Press. The children will take part in The Moravian Bible Camp.  (See the newsletter for more details concerning The Moravian Bible Camp.)


The adult study will occur at 6:15 every Wednesday night of Lent, right after our light dinner.  During this study, we will be placed in a “short-term, six-week small group”.  Each Lenten small group will have a discussion teacher/leader and a “spot” in the church to meet.  We will study the lesson and discuss the material assigned for each evening.  This course provides exciting opportunities for all of us to become more acquainted with our Bible.  The children’s study will take place at the same time in the church basement with lots of fun, faith and frolic.


As your pastor, let us make every effort to be a part of this enriching course of study and community.  I invite you to reach out, and invite others to join us for a good meal and faithful conversation around the table of grace.  We often talk about how our church should have more young people involved.  Well, here is our chance to “get up and get acquainted with a neighbor”.  Wednesday nights do have something good for everybody.  Let’s seize this great opportunity to grow spiritually and move forward.


Let’s see what the Word will bring.


Pastor John


P.S.  As your Pastor, I would encourage all traditional small groups to consider social or service events during the Lenten season, since we are providing an alternative opportunity for small group Bible study during Wednesday evening.  Just a thought.




Now Available: Electronic Giving

by Dave Yoder


We are pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings.  Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account.  Our new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.


To become an electronic giver, stop in the church office to pick up a registration form. Thank you!





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