What denomination is Dover First United Methodist Church?
Dover First is a member of The United Methodist Church, located within the Tuscarawas District in the East Ohio Conference. You can find out more information by visiting http://www.eocumc.com/index.html
What time are Sunday School Classes and Worship Services?
Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00am and generally last an hour
(Adult, youth, and childrens Sunday School are offered)
Sunday Morning Awakenings Services begin at 8:15am and general last 30 minutes
Sunday Morning Traditional Worship Services begin at 10:20am and generally last an hour
Thursday Evening Contemporary Worship begins at 7:00pm and generally lasts an hour
What style of worship do we follow?
Sunday morning Awakenings service is a time of prayer, reflection, music, devotional time, and communion. Services are held in our chapel.
Sunday morning Traditional service follows a traditional format, with traditional hymns and singing. Special music is offered throughout the year. From September through May, our Chancel Choir sings each Sunday, and our Adult Hand Bell Choir performs once per month. Our sermons are centered on the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ, and incorporate a variety of elements in addressing contemporary issues. Services are held in our sanctuary.
Thursday evening services follow a contemporary format, with popular Christian Contemporary songs. This service offers a time to "re-charge" during the week, with sermon series' different from Sunday worship. Services are held in our Elevate Café.
What should I wear?
We welcome you to come as you are! Whether you prefer to dress formally or informally, everyone is welcome to worship with us. Most in our congregation dress in casual attire, but we welcome you to dress as you feel comfortable.
What can I expect at Worship?
As you enter in, you can expect first and foremost to feel welcomed! Enjoy a snack or a beverage in our gathering area before or during worship, visit our Welcome Center, and make yourself at home. No one is expected to do any more than they feel comfortable with.
Do I have to be United Methodist to attend services?
No. You don't have to be United Methodist or any particular denominational follower to attend any of our worship services. All who desire to further know God and experience a relationship with Jesus the Christ are welcome.
Do we offer Communion?
Yes. Communion is offered at our Awakenings services every Sunday, and at our traditional services on the first Sunday of each month. We offer Communion via Intinction with each person coming forward, receiving Bread, and dipping it into the Cup (juice).
Can anyone receive Communion?
Yes. Communion is the Lord's Supper, not ours, and it is Christ who invites us. We do not refuse Communion to anyone who presents themselves as desiring to receive it. Whether you should receive Communion is between you and God.
Do I have to receive Communion?
No. We do not wish for anyone to feel unwelcome for choosing not to receive Communion. Simply remain seated when others go forward. No one will question what you choose to do.
How can I learn more about Dover First UMC?
If you would like more information about our church, worship, how to get connected and involved, or any other questions or concerns you may have, contact our church office at (330) 343-1322, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our 'contact us' page. We look forward to hearing from you!