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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

September ~ We will return to two worship services
September 15 ~ Worship & Infant Baptism
September 22 ~ Worship & “Change Can Make a Difference” offering collected for he Dover/New Phila Food Pantry
 September 29 ~ The Rev. Bill Rinderknecht will bring   the message

Our Reading Schedule :“A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23”
Chapters to Read
Sept. 15 Chapters 9-10
 Sept. 22 Chapters 11-12

Landscaping/Grounds Work ~ Volunteers Needed
We are planning two half-day work days Thursday, Sept. 19, and Monday, Sept. 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Please let Sam Paden or Julie Williams know if you can lend a hand. Bring a shovel.

Ministry Opportunities

Ecumenical Men’s Fellowship Breakfast 
Men…Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21, from 9:00   to 11:00 a.m. in the social hall of the First Moravian Church.

Fall Retreat Information ~ Nov. 1-3 (Grades 6-Age 21)
Fall Retreat Forms are available on the bulletin board in the Social Hall.  Deadline is Sunday, October 13, in the church office.

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

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ADULT OPPORTUNITIES

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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