Please Join us for our on-line Sunday Worship.
Important information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic:
The Board of Elders, at their meeting on January 5, 2021, made the decision to suspend all in-person worship services through January 31, 2021. Worship services will be reevaluated at the Board of Elders Meeting on February 2. Our Worship services can be viewed on our church website. Group meetings/facility usage for meals, Bible Studies, projects, etc. will continue with existing safety protocols in place. Wearing a face mask is required when entering the building – if you do not have a face mask, one will be provided. Communication is being made through the church’s website, the “One Call Now” system, letters, and through our Shepherd’s Phone Tree.
Congregational Watchword for 2021
Do as the occasion demands; for God is with you. 1 Samuel 10:7 NKJV
…Stop by the church and select your 2021 Watchword.
Watchwords are available in a basket located on a small table between the double doors as you enter the church.
Join our: Zoom Bible Study
Study on: “Attitudes Surrounding the Beatitudes”
Want to be a part of a great Bible Study? Want to join
in the comfort of your own home? Join us on Tuesday
mornings from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Just contact the
church office and we will send you the zoom link for
the group – every week. Pastor John
Stewardship Development Opportunity
Steward Sparks – A monthly online Bible Study to inspire spirit-filled and spirit-led stewardship. The 4th Tuesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to Noon via Zoom.
An announcement from the Moravian Women:
There will be NO Soup Sales and NO Sugar Cake Baking in February.
We are hoping that we can have our March luncheon, as planned.
Please check the bulletin for more details.
Hill Toppers Prayer Group
A new pandemic program sponsored
by the First Moravian Church of Dover, in cooperation with the six Moravian churches in the Valley
Mondays ~ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. + lunch
(Around an hour and a half together)
Over the years of walking this beautiful path of Light and life with God, we have read time and time again how the Lord Jesus, when he needed that time to recharge, refocus and reset, would often go to a hilltop alone, an out of the way place, to pray. There, on the doorstep of creation, he prayed. I invite you to join me outdoors on the top of Deis Hill in Dover, Ohio, at the amphitheater spot for prayer. There, we will gather with those who are interested in praying for the people of the flock, the community and the world. Water will be provided. We will have a portable prayer labyrinth on site to help us with this process of praying, thinking, and pondering our days on this beautiful path of Light and love in the midst of a pandemic. A prayer labyrinth is a creatively designed maze and tool that teaches us to walk the path of righteousness through a thoughtful and prayerful pattern. After our prayer time concludes, stay for a “pack your own” lunch for this prayerful hillside encounter! Come and join me for Hill Toppers Prayer Group. The dates and times slated are Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. beginning on August 31, and including September 14, and 28, as well as October 5 and 19. (Think of this as a “fall-ish” Lenten Moravian Moment.) Here we can breathe in the fresh Spirit of God and enjoy the blessings of God’s marvelous creation as we pray for the world’s needs and concerns. Should the weather not cooperate, we will not gather because we would like the event to remain outdoors so that we can social distance. A mask should be worn for the event as well.
Pastor John B. Wallace
A Special Thank You
Hello Church Family,
July 24th and July 25th Troop 94 and myself constructed 1 paver patio with 2 benches and another paver patio with a bike rack for my Eagle Scout project. I chose this project as a thank you to my church family for supporting me throughout the years and for buying popcorn.
At this time, I would like to give an update of the project. The paver patio project is almost complete. The only work left is the engravings on the bench backs. I’m asking one last time for donations and pepperoni roll orders. Pepperoni Roll orders will be taken until August 9th and donations will be accepted through August 23rd. The project cost was approximately $2,475.00
Thank you for your donations and orders from your future First Moravian Eagle Scout.