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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. 

Giving Tree Photo by Courtney Wallace

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.   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.


You ’ll Be Moved

by Pastor John


   I was moved to see all the tulips being sold and planted.  These pink beauties will rise up and bring much joy to others and our church family this coming spring.  (That seems like a long way off.)  Planting a tulip is like planting a seed of faith.  You hope and pray that it will take root and grow strong and healthy.  Watching the students from the Key Club raise over $1,800.00 for the local cancer support group was exhilarating.  I was moved.


   I was moved in my heart as I stood on the far side of the football Stadium on Friday, October 17, and watched as women with breast cancer stood to be recognized by the crowd of 2,000 spectators.  I was touched to see about 18 ladies receive a flower and recognition for being breast cancer survivors.


   I was moved and touched by the courage and the fortitude shown on Sunday, October 19, at our “Pink Out Sunday” and knew that six sisters in our church family fought like strong and courageous women of faith with their faith, family and friends supporting them along their rigorous path.  As the ladies left with the carnations, I tried to give hugs of encouragement to each survivor.  I was moved.


   I want to know what moves you.  What excited you?  Where are your passions?  What do you testify?  These last two months of the year, we will settle in and bear a good witness to the Lord and the people entrusted to our care.  Therefore, it is time for us to plant for the future, plan for the future and seize the moments of ministry as a church and as a community.  Join me on your knees as we worship together, pray together, learn together and yes, get down on our knees and “dig” together.  Dirt under the fingernails never hurt a soul.  So you in the community of faith grubbing in the garden of life, plant some pink tulips, or purple, or yellow, or any color.  Just remain involved and you will be moved.



One Hundred Seventy-five (175) Years of Love!

(In Three Years)


If you would like to be a part of the Church Anniversary Committee, please contact the church office.  In just three years, in 2017, the First Moravian Church of Dover will be 175 years old!  Can you believe that?  Neither could we.  We want to know if you would be interested in helping organize a party?  Think about it. A celebration of such an important milestone needs the participation of our members. Would  you be willing to help? Let us know soon. Give the church office a call (330-364-8831).  Currently, we have two people signed up. We will need your help. We want your ideas.  Thank you.



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