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. 

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

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
        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.