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Sunday Worship Schedule

8 a.m. Early Service 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Contact Us

First Moravian Church of Dover 319 N. Walnut St. Dover, Ohio 44622

330-364-8831

Worship with Us

Our 8 a.m. Early Service is a smaller setting where Christians gather for worship which includes Moravian Liturgy, Hymns, Prayer, the Word, and an uplifting message for the week all nestled around a piano – creating a most peaceful, reflective and personal experience. Our 10:30 a.m. Worship Service is a delightful, classical worship using Moravian Liturgy, Hymns, Full Choir, Full Organ, the Word, Prayer, “Children’s Moment”, and a practical, uplifting message.  This service includes a lot of active and participatory worship.

Who we are

First Moravian Church of Dover is a Protestant Church located on the corner of North Walnut and Fourth Street in Dover, Ohio. Our church family brings a personal touch to your spiritual journey with Jesus Christ as we reach out to our neighbors near and far. Our mission minded focus remains at the heart of our existence. We have served this community since 1842 and remain a landmark in our downtown center.

Our Purpose

We value welcoming and caring for all in our community. Our church opens its arms to those who seek God’s love and its doors to groups seeking a safe place to meet. We seek to offer welcome in God’s name, living by the Moravian motto: In Essentials, Unity, in Non-Essentials, Liberty, in All Things, Love.

Our Mission

We depict our congregation’s attitude in our simple mission statement: LOVE L – Lead all people to Jesus Christ O – Obey God’s commands V – Value and nurture spiritual growth E – Encourage Christian Service

Our Motto

Where the spirit of the Moravian Church is expressed in our Motto: “Our lamb has conquered, let us follow Him.”

Check out what’s happening at Dover First…

Upcoming Events

Bring Your Family and Friends and Worship with us each
Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m

November 24 ~ Worship ~ Change Can Make a Difference
Please join us in the Fellowship Hall, immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service, for a good old-fashioned Covered Dish Luncheon. That Sunday, Michael Tesh and his family will be our guests, and we look forward to extending our congregation’s hospitality to them. We need one more family or individuals to step up and host the Tesh’s for a meal.  Will you help host the family on Friday Night, November 22?

Dec. 1 ~ First Sunday in Advent
 6:00 p.m. ~ Advent Communion at Sharon Mor. Church. The service is hosted by Sharon Moravian Church with a combined choir and Moravian pastors from the valley leading the service.

Dec. 8 ~ Second Sunday in Advent
2:00 p.m. ~ Christmas Lovefeast @ Schoenbrunn

Dec. 15 ~ Third Sunday in Advent
Dec. 22 ~ Fourth Sunday in Advent  10:30 a.m. ~ Children’s Christmas Program

Decorating the Church for the Christmas Season

 If you would like to help decorate the church for the Christmas Season, please contact Susan Corder, 330-204-0931. We are scheduled to decorate next Sunday, November 24, from  1:00-5:00 p.m. and Monday, November 25, at 10 a.m.  Extra hands would be appreciated

Moravian Women Christmas Party Thursday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Menu: 7-Layer Salad, Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with Noodles, Veggies, and Ho Ho Cake  Sign-up in the Lobby to attend  beginning today!

Ministry Opportunities
Sole Purpose “Sock Market” The team is happy to report they will be sponsoring the annual “Sock Market” with a new jazzed up tree in the lobby!  Sock sponsorship is broken down as follows: $100.00 for red, $50.00 for blue and $30.00 for yellow.  We hope that you will support this project. We are currently in search of new leadership for Sole Purpose.

Please check the weekly bulletin and our calendar for activities and events. Thank you!

MAKING CHRIST-CENTERED DISCIPLES AMONG THE PEOPLE FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

ADULT OPPORTUNITIES

MUSIC

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SOLE PURPOSE

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RAY OF HOPE

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AHUAS CLINIC - HONDURAS

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DOVER FIRST IS…

“faith and family. I LOVE an atmosphere where everyone looks out and cares for one another. All the while as they walk the Christian road and embrace their faith.” – Scott  
“a wonderful, loving church family. As soon as I entered the church I felt welcomed and accepted. Our church has an active congregation. We have many missions that we support and serve. We welcome you to be a part of our family.” – Debbie  
Dover First Moravian is a welcoming place offering programs and activities for everyone from young to old. The needs of the elderly are accommodated and the outreach to the community is inspiring. It feels like home.  – Sue

Dover First Moravian is a group of loving people who worship God in a traditional setting on Sundays and live their faith the rest of the week through good deeds and actions. Youth are nurtured and cherished as the members of tomorrow, and elders are equally valued and provide support for anyone who needs it. The wide variety of activities and groups offers “something for everyone” with a healthy dose of fellowship, friendship and fun. Dover First is happy to continue the Moravian Church’s tradition of welcoming all who enter its doors!   Jeannie