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! 
                                                                      740-922-0886



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
Email    snookchuck1@gmail.com
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:


Deliciousness!


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

http://www.thatsmypan.biz/FROH10314/home.php 

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



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Turkey and All the Trimmings

The First Moravian Church of Uhrichsville invites you to experience the traditional, comforting flavors of autumn! From that first taste of succulent turkey to that last bite of delicious pie, you'll enjoy the food and fellowship!

Annual Turkey Dinner
Thursday, October 19
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Dine In or Carry Out
$10


Tickets will be available at the door, but if you want to guarantee your reservation, please call the church office and leave a message. 740-922-0886.

First Moravian Church is located at 315 N. Water Street in the heart of downtown Uhrichsville.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall Hayride, Pumpkin Carving, and Bonfire for All



It will be a classic autumn evening in the country when friends and families gather for a terrific time around the campfire. There will be pumpkins for carving, hot dogs for roasting, and songs for singing. Climb aboard a hay wagon and tour the beautiful farmland. The tree-topped hillsides should be bursting with fall colors.

Join in the fun!

Saturday, October 14
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fry's Valley Moravian Church
594 Fry's Valley Road SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
(Off SR 416 near US 36)


Sponsored by the Ohio Moravian Ministries Commission and hosted by its Forever Family group, this annual event is perfect for families with children, and fun for folks of all ages. There is no cost to attend. ALL are welcomed!




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ohio Moravians Excited to Host a Weekend Full of Activities

This weekend, hundreds of visiting Moravian youth and youth supporters from 12 Eastern District congregations will travel to Tuscarawas County for a Youth Ministries Weekend. An annual tradition for many of the participants, this is the first time Ohio Moravians will join in the fun! Your enthusiastic attendance is encouraged for several of the weekend's events.

Past Quiz Bowls have been colorful events!

Saturday, October 7

Quiz Bowl 

12:45 p.m.
Buckeye Career Center Cafeteria
545 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia

The competition will be as thick as the fellowship when 12 teams of young people vie for trophies and bragging rights in this annual contest! Our Tuscaraswas County Moravian Churches have assembled a team of enthusiastic young people. Come out to cheer on Charlotte Menapace, Chloe Martin, Jacob Cannon, Jase Green and dedicated alternates Gina Green and Molly Morris as they demonstrate their knowledge of scripture and Moravian Church practices.

They'll be challenged by young people from the following congregations: United (NY), Grace (Queens), Faith (Washington, D.C.), John Hus (Brooklyn), Egg Harbor (New Jersey), New Dawn (Toronto), Lititz (Pennyslvania), Vanderbilt (Staten Island), Tremont Terrace (The Bronx), First (NY) and Fellowship (Brooklyn).


Sunday, October 8
Worship as One

10:00 a.m.
Dover High School Auditorium
520 N. Walnut Street, Dover

ALL of our Tuscarawas County Moravian Churches will gather with ALL of our visiting Moravian brothers and sisters for a glorious hour of worship. Familiar hymns, heartfelt prayers and joyful praise will unite us as young people from across the Eastern District lead the service. Pastor John Wallace will delight us all with a children's message, and Pastor Chris Johnson will offer the morning sermon. Brother Randy Gibbs will accompany the service, and we'll have a short, sweet theatrical presentation from some of our T-County youth:  Hunter Armstrong, Jacob Cannon, Hannah Levengood, and Jayden Stearns.

(There will be NO worship offered in our individual church buildings on this day.)

Please enter the Dover High School through the front doors. Please park on the street or in the nearby parking lots of the Dover Moravian Church. Worshipers with limited mobility may be dropped off in front of the school where assistance (including a wheel chair) will be available.

Sunday, October 8
Talent Show

2:00 p.m.
Dover High School Auditorium
520 N. Walnut Street, Dover


Everyone is invited to the joyful conclusion of this Youth Ministries Weekend when young people from across the Eastern District demonstrate and celebrate their artistic talents. Through dance, music, and theatrics, young Moravians will provide a remarkable afternoon of entertainment. Look for performances by local youth as well as those who have traveled a great distance.








Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sign Up for Spiritual Splatter Sessions

Resident artist Sheila Davis ready to teach, encourage and coach you in the soul-restoring act of making art. Whether you're new to painting or an accomplished artisan, Sheila will help you to feel welcomed and comfortable in these Spiritual Splatter sessions. All materials are supplied. Each session costs $25. Please register in advance*  for any or all of the projects.






Painting Project: Autumn Leaves 
Wednesday, October 25 OR Thursday, October 26
6-8 p.m. at Fry’s Valley Moravian Church
Register by Friday, October 20














Painting Project: Give Thanks 
Thursday, November 16
6-8 p.m. at Fry’s Valley Moravian Church
Register by Friday, November 16











Painting Project: Advent Star & Lovefeast on Slate
(Back by request, this is a repeat of a previously offered session.  This project is especially suited for gift-giving.)
Friday, November 24
(an alternative to “Black Friday” shopping)
6-9 p.m. at Fry’s Valley Moravian Church
Register by Friday, November 17








Painting Project: Moravian Candle
Wednesday, December 6 OR Thursday, December 14
 6-8 p.m. at Fry’s Valley Moravian Church
Register by Friday, December 1



*Reserve your spot by contacting Sigrid Miller.
        Call: 740-254-4232
        Text: 330-663-1558
        Email: snookchuck1@gmail.com
        Mail: PO Box 643, Gnadenhutten, OH 44663

Shared Ministry Opportunities are offered through the Ohio Moravian Ministries Commission.

Monday, October 2, 2017

New Class Starts TONIGHT

There's a lot of activity happening in our T-County Moravian world this week! Stay tuned for a flurry of posts, but for now, be reminded that a new round of Shared Ministry Opportunities has recently gotten underway. In fact, a new series will launch this evening.

As part of the Monday with the Ministers series, Pastor Darrell Johnson will lead "Joy, Humor and Daily Delight" from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. at the New Philadelphia Buehler's Restaurant. All are welcomed. There is no fee for this session, although you'll want to bring along a little money to purchase a beverage and/or snack.

Pastor Darrell invites us to "Notice, share, and delight in God's gifts of humor and joy as we look at scripture, cartoons, comics, and the light-hearted moments in our lives." Come for soft drinks, fellowship and holy laughter!


"Joy, Humor and Daily Delight" will  meet on October 2, 9, 16, and 23.

This event is one of the Shared Ministry Opportunities offered through the Ohio Moravian Ministries Commission.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Saturday Car Show & Chicken BBQ


Take a CRUISE IN THE COUNTRY 
and come out for the annual CAR SHOW & CHICKEN BBQ 
at Fry's Valley Moravian Church tomorrow, Saturday, August 19. 
We're located at 594 Fry's Valley Road SW, just a few miles off OH-416 between Gnadenhutten and Tuscarawas. 



We have lots of door prizes, silent auction items, a beautiful setting, delicious food, and, of course, CARS! Shiny and slick, nostalgic and memorable, restored and in-process CARS!
Come to show off your own, or just to appreciate what's on display. 
Either way, all of the fun will be backed by an oldies soundtrack spun by our event DJ.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Chicken Dinners with Homemade Sides & Desserts will be available between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. (Don't be late! Our legendary chicken often sells out!)



Saturday, August 12, 2017

It's Time Again for 2nd Sunday Cinema

On the second Sunday evening of every month, Pastors Chris and Darrell Johnson host a movie-watching group at Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church. Popcorn is available, of course!

But even better than a good flick and a snack is the opportunity to come together for fellowship, and for conversation about faith and life as sparked by the featured movie.

Our next session will be Sunday evening, August 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. Folding chairs will be set up, but feel free to bring your favorite portable seat.

This monthly event is brought to you through the Ohio Moravian Ministries Commission:  Strengthening our local ministries and engaging in cooperative ministries 
for the upbuilding of the Body of Christ.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Looking for a Garage Sale This Weekend?


Friday, June 23
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 24
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cash Lunch Stand
both days!

Schoenbrunn Community
Moravian Church
2200 E. High Avenue
New Philadelphia



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Summer Series: 2nd Sunday Cinema

It's very odd trying to promote a movie-based discussion group when the license agreement allowing us to publicly show popular films also prohibits us from publishing the film titles! Do we let a little publicity challenge like that stand in our way! Of course not! And so we announce to you,as best we can, our summer line-up of movies meant to spark conversations about faith and life and how we both experience and talk about God.

2nd Sunday Cinema meets at Schoenbrunn Moravian Community Church at 6:00 p.m. on, you guessed it, the second Sunday of each month. Depending on the length of the movie and the depth of our discussion, we finish no later than 9:00 p.m., but sometimes earlier. Please use the back parking lot and the door to Fellowship Hall. Our gatherings are geared toward adults and older teens. If you have any questions, please call Rev. Chris Johnson at 484-894-9077.

The Moravian Churches of Tuscarawas County often share in ministry opportunities together. This is one of those efforts! 2nd Sunday Cinema is sponsored by the Ohio Moravian Ministries Commission (OMMC).


Sunday, June 11





Sunday, July 9



    
Sunday, August 13

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Strawberry Festival


Folks at Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church have an excellent reputation for serving up the classic flavors of summer at their Annual Strawberry Festival! Don't miss out on the wonders of sun-ripened, hand-picked berries dished up with shortcake, ice cream and plenty of other fixings.Sandwiches and other savory fare will be available, too. All of this can be yours for the cost of your generous donation.

Strawberry Festival
Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church
2200 E. High Avenue in New Philadelphia
Saturday, June 10
4-7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser






Saturday, June 3       4-7 p.m.                     Sharon Moravian Church
4776 Moravian Church Rd SE(Just outside the Village of Tuscarawas)


What a delicious way to do good! Funds raised through this dinner event will support 5 youth and 2 adults from Ohio Moravian Churches who will be attending the Moravian Youth Convo in Washington, D.C. in July.

Enjoy homemade lasagna, salad, bread, dessert and a drink for the cost of your freewill donation.(And if you know our Master Chef Lynn Reichman, you know this meal will be a treat!)

Only 200 dinners will be prepared, so you'll want to obtain a ticket ahead of time to reserve your meal. Contact any one of the 6 Moravian Churches in T-County to receive your ticket!







Friday, May 12, 2017

2nd Sunday Cinema Moves to 3rd Sunday

During May ONLY, 2nd Sunday Cinema will move to the 3rd Sunday of the month to avoid infringing on Mother's Day celebrations.

Come on Sunday, May 21 from 6-9 p.m. to watch an inspiring movie and then stay a bit longer to talk about it from a faith perspective. We meet at Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church, 2200 E. High Avenue in New Philadelphia.
Please use the lower parking lot and the Fellowship Hall entrance.

While licensing regulations prevent us from publishing the name of the movie, you'll recognize this recent Academy Award nominee as...

... the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle MonĂ¡e)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
                                                                                                                                                                              ~Rotten Tomatoes

Adults and older teens are welcomed to participate. Bring friends! The movie is rated PG for thematic elements and some language. 

2nd Sunday Cinema is among the many Shared Ministry projects offered through the Moravian Churches in Tuscarawas County and supported by the Ohio Moravian Ministries Commission (OMMC).



Thursday, May 11, 2017

It's Almost Time: Spring Chicken BBQ



And in case you're wondering, the 
Annual Cruise-In the Country 
Car Show & Chicken BBQ 
will take place on 
Saturday, August 19.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Forever Family Announces its Next Event

After a an old-fashioned hayride and bonfire last fall, and a cheerful showing of the Disney film Moana this past weekend, the organizing team for Forever Family has begun to make plans for the next event, so...
August 5, 2017

Look for plenty more information to follow, but be sure to put the date on your calendar!
Forever Family is part of the Ohio Moravian Ministries Commission (OMMC) and seeks to bring folks together for family-friendly opportunities to build friendships. 



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Family Movie Night TONIGHT!



Family Movie Night
TONIGHT!

Everyone is welcomed to gather at

Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church,
2200 E. High Avenue in New Philadelphia,
from 7-9 p.m.


We'll watch a family-friendly film, eat popcorn, sip root beer floats,
and have LOTS OF FUN!

You don't have to have children with you to attend. With or without, all are invited!

Folding chairs will be available, but feel free to bring your own camp chairs, quilts, pillows, or whatever else will help you to get comfy!

There is no cost to this event which is being hosted by Forever Family, 
part of the Ohio Moravian Ministries Commission.


  


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Guys' Night Paint Session




For about a year now, Sheila Davis has been offering painting classes as a spiritual discipline. These "Spiritual Splatter" sessions have been extremely popular...but they've had a tendency to be populated by women. Not wanting men to miss out on all the creative benefits of artistry and fellowship, Sheila has designed a project especially for a Guys' Night Paint Session:



Thursday, April 27
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Fry's Valley Moravian Church

594 Fry's Valley Road SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio

Cost for the session: $25. This includes all the materials needed to complete a 12" X 12" canvas, instruction, and refreshments.

To reserve a spot, please contact Sheila Davis at her Facebook page, or Chris Johnson at 484-894-9077 (cell) or moravianpastorchris@gmail.com or on her Facebook page.

This event and many are part of the Shared Ministry offered among our Ohio Moravian Churches and endorsed by the Ohio Moravian Ministries Commission (OMMC). 



Saturday, April 8, 2017

2nd Sunday Cinema: Special Edition

Tomorrow will bring us to the 2nd Sunday of April and the monthly gathering known as 2nd Sunday Cinema where we come together to watch and discuss movies from a faith perspective. Tomorrow will also be Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. To accommodate all the significant observances that will be taking place in our congregations, 2nd Sunday Cinema will meet at a special time   --2:00 p.m. 

Join us for the screening of a film that reminds us of the impact of Jesus' death and resurrection. Told through the fictionalized perspective of Clavius, a Roman soldier and his aide, Lucius, the two are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.* It is an intriguing approach to the Easter Story. (Warning: There are violent scenes in the film. It is rated PG-13.)

2nd Sunday Cinema takes place at Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church, 2200 E. High Avenue in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Please use the parking lot behind the building and enter through the door to Fellowship Hall. Part of the Shared Ministry effort of the Moravian Churches in Tuscarawas County, this event is open to any older teens and adults who would like to participate.

*Licensing rules prevent us from publicizing the name of the movie on this page.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Craft Show


Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church will host a
Spring Craft Show on Saturday, 
April 1
from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Easter and Mother's Day items will be especially featured. Food will be available for purchase, and door prizes will be awarded.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Second Sunday Cinema

The second Sunday of the month is coming around again! Join us for an uplifting movie followed by a spiritual conversation when we gather for 2nd Sunday Cinema on March 12 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
We'll be showing and discussing*...



a charming film from 2006...








which reminds us that when we discover our unique gifts and talents...










we have the potential to thrive.








All of our 2nd Sunday Cinema gathering are open to mature teens and adults. Please park in the back parking lot and use the Fellowship Hall entrance to the church. This program is part of the Shared Ministry initiative which serves ALL of the Moravian Churches of Tuscarawas County. Join us!


*Licensing restrictions prevent us from publicizing movie titles. Sorry.














Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2nd Sunday Cinema

I know, I know. For movie people, this coming Sunday night is already a Big Deal. But don't let a little scheduling conflict get in the way! Set your DVR to capture the Academy Awards, and then come to Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church where we'll share in fellowship and faith conversations around a terrific film from 2015.



Copyright restrictions prevent us from naming the movie, but here's a description:

This inspirational sports drama tells the story of a high school football coach who begins a new job in McFarland, California, an agricultural community where many of the immigrant students double as field laborers before school and on weekends. While football doesn't go especially well, Coach White recognizes innate qualities of strength, perseverance, and speed among his athletes. Thinking outside the box, Coach White introduces a new way to build on their abilities and help them succeed as cross country runners. Along the way, cultural and racial misgivings arise but dissipate as relationships develop. 

Join us from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on February 12 (and EVERY 2nd Sunday). Please park in the lower lot and use the back door.

All are welcome! This is a shared ministry venture of all Tuscarawas County Moravian Churches. 


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: https://www.facebook.com/c.sobaniajohnson (Copyright rules/ license requirements prevent us from publicly publicizing movie titles and details.)