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.
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 from September-June at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. During the summer months of July and August, and September 6 & 13, our worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School is at 8:15 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.
Mustard Seed Moment:
Coming off the beautiful Christmas Season, we enter the season of Epiphany, as we share the glory of Jesus with the Gentiles of our day, represented in the Gospel of Matthew. We call them the Magi, the three kings. We will discover a number of changes and additions to the customs of our church family for Epiphany in 2016. Let me share with you some of these shining Epiphany highlights:
Decorations in the Sanctuary and the Lobby...
The lobby will be decorated in a stunning, symbolic way. The confirmation class has painted a design by Sarah Kosmala, a very active mother of three boys and an artist in our congregation. You will recognize the familiarity of the landscape scene. It is based on the style of Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night". We call it: "Thee Starry Night".
Evening Worship on January 6 at 6:30 p.m. ...
Epiphany Communion will be served on Epiphany, Wednesday, January 6, at 6:30 p.m., or as the Amish call it, "Old Christmas". This evening service will include very special music, leadership by the confirmation class, and of course, sharing in Holy Communion.
Acts 4U Program on January 10...
The youth of the church will share a skit with the congregation on Sunday, January 10. The play is called "Shine". It is the story of the three Wiseman and the gifts they bring to Mary and Joseph for their little infant. It is directed by Kami Stanley, and is a Biblical, heartwarming and thoughtful script. Come and bring a neighbor to see this fine little program - a gift for worship.
(In Two Years)
by Pastor John
Interested in serving on the Church Anniversary Committee? Contact Pastor John by calling the church office, 330-364-8831. Come and join other members as we begin building a blessing together for 2017!
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