Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fun & Games

   Shake off the January gloom and come out for
      Game Night at 
     Schoenbrunn Community 
    Moravian Church
   (2200 E. High Ave, 
New Philadelphia)
   Friday, January 20, 
from 6 – 9 p.m. 

Bring along a favorite game to play and a pizza or other food to share. Drinks will be provided. All are welcomed! This event is hosted by the congregation's Christian Education Committee. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

3rd Annual Moravian Bowling Bash

Whether you throw strikes or gutter balls, you'll have plenty of fun when you come out to bowl at this family-friendly fellowship event! 

Sunday, January 15
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wabash Lanes 
655 Wabash Avenue
New Philadelphia

$10/person for admission, unlimited bowling, shoes, 
snacks, laughter and fun.

"Come ROLL with us in your SPARE time 
for a wonderful family night!"

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year; New Movies!

Welcome to a New Year! May it be filled with blessings. And may we all RECOGNIZE those blessings!

The Moravian Churches of Tuscarawas County will continue to offer shared ministry opportunities throughout 2017. For starters, there's 2nd Sunday Cinema. Cleverly, we meet on the second Sunday of each month at Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Together we watch feature films and discuss them from a faith perspective. (Recent conversations have focused on Second Hand Lions, St. Vincent, and Miracles from Heaven.) This is a faith development option designed for adults and older teens.

Join us this Sunday, January 8, for our first showing of 2017. Please park in the lower lot and use the church's back door.There is no cost to participate, and snacks are available (free will donations are accepted). 

To be in-the-know about upcoming movie titles and the like, contact Chris Johnson through Facebook and ask to be added to the 2nd Sunday Cinema Facebook group: (Copyright rules/ license requirements prevent us from publicly publicizing movie titles and details.) 

Friday, December 9, 2016

On the Second Sunday, Come to the Cinema

Copyright restrictions prevent us from publicizing the name of the movie we'll be showing and discussing at 
2nd Sunday Cinema on 
December 11 from 6 - 9 p.m.,
but feel free to guess the title of a recent release starring Jennifer Gardner as the mother of a critically ill child. A heart-warming, faith-first kind of movie, this little miracle of a film is appropriate for all audiences. 

Shown on the Big Screen at Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church, the movie will provide the catalyst for a faith-based discussion to follow. Refreshments (probably Christmas cookies!) will be available. Folding chairs are provided, but feel free to bring a lawn chair of your own if you'll be more comfortable.

2nd Sunday Cinema is part of the Shared Ministry Opportunities offered among the 6 Moravian congregations in Tuscarawas County. All are welcomed! Check back for more events in 2017.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Putz: A Christmas Tradition at Sharon Moravian Church

Sharon Moravian Church Putz Showings

December 9 from   7 to 9
December 10 from 7 to 9
December 11 from 2 to 4
December 16 from 7 to 9
December 17 from 7 to 9
December 18 from 2 to 4
December 22 from 7 to 9
December 23 from 7 to 9
December 26 from 7 to 9
December 29 from 7 to 9
December 30 from 7 to 9

The story of Jesus' birth is told through the music, lights and figurines of The Putz, an elaborate scene constructed to share the Good News of Christmas. A Moravian custom stretching back to the 18th century, the term "putz" comes from the German word "putzen," meaning "to decorate."
Sharon Moravian Church carries on The Putz tradition and invites you to one or several free showings of its 2016 presentations.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Advent Communion: A Holy Pause

All-Ohio Moravian
Advent Communion

Sunday Evening, November 27
Sharon Moravian Church
6:00 p.m.

Take a deep breath--a holy breath--as the Advent season begins. 
Worship God.
Find inspiration.
Enjoy the music of a combined vocal choir and the brass ensemble B5.
Spiritually prepare to welcome the living Christ at Christmas.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Spiritual Splatter Adds Seasonal Painting Events

Sheila Davis has added two extra sessions to her tremendously popular "Spiritual Splatter" painting series. "Spiritual Splatter" is a charming way to exercise creativity! She says, "Come and paint with me...we'll get in the Spirit of Christmas!"

For either of these late additions to the Shared Ministry Opportunities calendar, please sign up on the "Spiritual Splatter" event page on Facebook:, or contact Pastor Chris Johnson at or 484-894-9077.

Thank God For Snow Snowman

Friday, November 25
6 - 8 p.m.
Fry's Valley Moravian Church
594 Fry's Valley Road SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Sheila says, "If you're exhausted from Black Friday shopping and need to unwind and relax, or if you just want a break from the leftovers, come out and paint with me. Session is $25 for an 11 X 14 canvas. Paint and brushes are supplied. Refreshments, too. Feel free to tweak him and make him work with your holiday decor."

Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 30
6 - 8 p.m.
Fry's Valley Moravian Church

"Let's end the month with a Christmas Tree for your holiday decorating or gift-giving. We'll do this on an      11 X 14 canvas with sponges and brushes...very easy to create. Cost for this session is $25...refreshments and Christmas music provided. All are welcome!"