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Sunday Worship Schedule

8 a.m. Early Service 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Sunday School Classes for all ages are provided between services at 9:15 a.m.


Contact Us

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


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

 I want to thank everyone for the joyful and meaningful
Holden Evening Prayer Services and Meals throughout the six weeks of Lent. 

Outstanding music, delightful art, tasty food, solid fellowship, and meaningful worship
– thanks be to God.  O fill my cup!  Pastor John

Holy Week Services ~ each Evening at 6:30 Palm Sunday, April 14 – Wednesday, April 17
Maundy Thursday, April 18 ~ Holy Communion 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 19 ~ 6:30 p.m.

      EASTER EGG HUNWe have a change in the Upcoming EventsThe Easter Egg Hunt is being held at Dover First Moarvian Church 319 N. Walnut Street, Dover, Ohio on Saturday April 20th at 9:00am. Rather than at Randy & Nancy Gibb

      The Easter Band needs you.  Angie Miller will be the director this year, so break out your horns and join the 2019 Band.  We will rehearse on Saturday, April 20, at 1:00 p.m. at Sch. Mor. Ch.  Pastor John

      April 21 ~ EasteSunrise Service @ Schoenbrunn Village Time: 7:00 A.M.        
Breakfast at Schoenbrunn Moravian Church Time: 7:45 A.M.  Worship @ Dover First ~ Time: 10:30 A.M.

Last Chance to Order until Fall!
Sugar Cake Baking  Tuesday & Wednesday  April 23 & 24,  Price $4.00 each  

Help the Moravian Women increase their sales to continue their mission of reaching out to others in need at home and around the world.  Place a Sugar Cake order by calling Susan Paden  330-364-7101, and to offer your help with mixing and baking, call Shirley Thompson, 330-343-3972

Inquirer’s Class –   If you are interested in joining our church  family, please connect with Pastor John or a  member of the Board of Elders.  An Inquirer’s Class will be held on Tuesday, April 30, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the church living room. Coming to the class will inform you what it would take to become a member and join the family.  Attending the class does not assume you will join the congregation.

Brushstrokes this April – The City of Dover approved our next public art idea!  Please join  me in painting a special American flag for display this spring and  summer on Dover’s “Artist Corner”.  We will create this on Mondays, April 22 & 29, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the social hall.  All art material and snacks will be provided. I just need a few artists to make this happen. Pastor John



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“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