Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Have a Listen

This coming Sunday evening, December 3, when we gather for worship on the first night of Advent (scroll down to previous post), our special musical guests will be the talented members of the Mainstreet Brass Quintet.

While Sunday night's repertoire will be filled with Christmas music (of course!), here is a sample of the group playing other-than-Christmas arrangements. Click on the link and enjoy!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Shine With Us

The Advent Season begins on December 3, and with it, we have the first of many beautiful opportunities to prepare our hearts for encountering Christ at Christmas. Join us!
Advent Communion Service
with Special Musical Guests 
The Mainstreet Brass Quintet
Sunday Evening, December 3                
6:00 p.m.                              
Sharon Moravian Church
On the Outskirts of Tuscarawas, OH

(For GPS directions, enter 4776 Moravian Church Road SE, New Philadelphia)

We gather with Moravian sisters and brothers from across Ohio for this annual worship tradition of celebrating Holy Communion together. The Rev. Ben Lippert (our region’s most recently ordained Moravian minister and the new pastor of Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church) will preach the Word. Sister Angie Miller will lead a combined choir in offering a beautiful anthem.

And it will be a special treat when Allen Frank and his acclaimed quintet, Mainstreet Brass, fill the beautiful, Moravian Star-lit sanctuary of the Sharon Moravian Church with sound. The American Organist Magazine says Mainstreet Brass is “a well-knit, finely blended ensemble.” And the International Trumpet Guild Journal praises the group for “high-flying virtuosic playing.”

Please invite friends and family for an uplifting, seasonally-tuned, God-honoring evening.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Memoir Writing Sessions Begin Tonight

Spiritual Memoir Writing: Holidays
with Pastor Chris Johnson
Monday, November 20
Monday, November 27
Monday, December 4

6:30 p.m. -7:45 p.m.
Gnadenhutten Moravian Church
133 S. Walnut Street

Whether they be heartwarming, challenging, funny or poignant, our holiday memories are often rich in detail and spiritually significant.  If you are interested in capturing your memoirs on paper and gaining insights from your life’s story, join in this 3-session series. (It will be most beneficial to attend all three classes, but still come if you can only make it to one or two sessions.)

This class is part of the "Monday With the Ministers" series of Shared Ministry Opportunities. All are welcomed. No pre-registration required.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Give Thanks for 2nd Sunday Cinema

The Thanksgiving edition of 2nd Sunday Cinema will center on food, family, love, and cultural challenges when we view the 2014 film The 100 Foot Journey. Journey over to Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church to view this charming film and let it inspire the faith conversation afterwards. The discussion is always warm and kind. Please join us! We will gather at 6:00 p.m. this coming Sunday, Nobember 12. Please use the lower parking lot and the door to Fellowship Hall. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dinner On the Run

If you'd like a home cooked meal without actually having to do the work at the end of a long day...
If you'd like the ease of fast food but the goodness of something made by scratch...
If you've got a taste for ham loaf, potatoes, green beans and dessert...
If you'd like to have it all packed up for you and ready-to-take home...
Then stop by...

Dinner On the Run

First Moravian Church of Uhrichsville
315 N. Water Street

Thursday, November 2
(and every 1st Thursday of the Month)
4 - 6 p.m. 

We recommend you call ahead to reserve your dinners! 

Monday, October 30, 2017

It's A Great Time to Try a New Class!

As part of the Monday with the Ministers series, a new, 3-week class begins TONIGHT. Meeting at Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church (2200 East High Avenue in New Philadelphia), The Rev. John Wallace will offer  "Brush Strokes of Faith" from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Pastor John says, "Here is a way to explore your faith and become aware of how the visual arts enrich and enhance our overall faith experience. We will start by viewing classic masterworks by many great artists. Then we will see how these images probe our faith and challenge our soul."

Included in the presentations will be the work of John Valentine Haidt, a Moravian painter and keeper of Moravian art and history.

You may attend any or all of the "Brushstrokes of Faith" sessions being offered tonight, October 30, November 6 and/or November 13. There is no cost to participate, and all are welcomed.

Speaking of the visual arts, there is still time to register for the next "Spiritual Splatter" session with our resident artist, Sheila Davis. Sheila will help participants create a painting appropriate for November and its attention to giving God thanks for countless blessings.

This "Spiritual Splatter" session will be offered on Thursday, November 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Fry's Valley Moravian Church (for GPS help, enter 594 Fry's Valley Road SW, New Philadelphia). $25. Registration is required by November 10.

To enroll in any Shared Ministry Opportunities, please contact our Registrar, Sigrid Miller:

Call       740-254-4232
Text       330-663-1558
Mail      PO Box 643  Gnadenhutten, OH 44663

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Opportunities to Support One Another's Projects

Here are a few upcoming fundraisers that might peak your interest. If you were going to be shopping or dining out anyway, please consider bolstering these projects:


On November 4, the Gnadenhutten Moravian Church (John Heckewelder Memorial) will host a Turkey Dinner from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.  $10. Dine in or carry out. Reserve your meals by calling the church office at 740-254-4374.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day, you may also browse the Christmas Bazaar featuring crafts, baked goods, homemade candies and Moravian merchandise.

The church is located at 133 S. Walnut Street, just beyond the 4-way stop in the center of Gnadenhutten.

That's My Pan!

Now through November 10, the Fry's Valley Moravian Church is conducting an online fundraiser to support the congregation's ongoing ministries. If you might be thinking about giving customized, personalized gifts for upcoming occasions (Christmas? Birthdays? Weddings?), perhaps you'd find something fitting at 

Any purchases made through this link will be credited to FVMC. Select from kitchenware, grilling utensils, stainless steel water bottles, mugs...and much more.