Archived Church News 2015

 

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The Messenger Newsletter that is mailed to all Dover Baptist Church members, is now available on-line for all to see. Hopefully, this will help us to reach out to the community and allow the un-churched to see what we have to offer here at Dover Baptist. In order to view the newsletter you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. It is a free download from the hyperlink above.

 
Dover Baptist Holds Carols and Candles Service

Dover Baptist Church held the "Carols and Candles" service on Sunday night, December 20th, 2015. The service started at 7:00 PM and we had almost a full house. There was lots of good Christmas carols, hymns, music and preaching. The evening was capped off with everyone in the congregation lighting candles and singing.  To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.

 
Dover Celebrates the Advent During Christmas Season

During each Sunday of the Advent Season, we focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. The Christ candle is normally lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day reminding Christians that Jesus is the Light of the World. Click on the photo at left to see more of the Advent celebration at Dover Baptist Church.

 

More Dover Youth Commit Their Lives to Christ

 

On Sunday, December 13th, Gavin Poe (left) stepped forward today saying he wanted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.


Then on Sunday morning, December 20th, Quinten Cox (right) made his personal decision to follow Jesus. We are so happy for both these young men!

 

That afternoon after church services concluded, both these young men were baptized at the Family Life Center.

Gavin

Quinten

 
 

Youth Christmas Party

 

The Youth Christmas party was held at the home of Wayne and Linda Miller. The youth decorated pizza pan sugar cookies and then they were judged and baked. Congratulations Bella Springer and Hannah White for winning first place. Everyone had a really fun time. Thanks to Wayne and Linda for opening their home to our church's youth. To see more of what went on at the party, click on the photo at left.
 

 

WMU Christmas Party

 

Here are some photos from this year's WMU Christmas Party held at the Family Life Center on Tuesday, December 8th. It looks like the ladies all had a great time. (Photos courtesy of Charlotte White)

 

 
Dover Baptizes Another Young Lady

Click me to see more pics.On Sunday, November 22, 2015 Dover Baptist Church was pleased to host the baptism of Miss Reese Drury. To see some photographs from the worship service and the baptism that followed in the Family Life Center, click on the photo at left. We are saving souls at Dover! Please welcome Reese to the fold when you see her.

 
Two Deacons Ordained and Dover Baptist Has Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday evening, November 14th at Dover Baptist Church we ordained two new deacons and then afterwards, had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner in the Family Life Center. Click on the picture at left to see some photographs from these two events. Dover Baptist Church is on the move!!!!

 
Dover Conducts Baptism

Dover Baptist Church had a great Sunday on November 14th, 2015. We had a beautiful day to worship The Lord and go to church. We had a great time in Sunday School. Then the church service was very moving. We had some beautiful music, a great sermon on "Thanksgiving Dinner With a Stranger," and then Stephanie Poe was recognized and baptized at the close of the service. The Holy Spirit is really working at Dover Baptist Church. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.

 
Shed at Open Door of Hope Complete!

On Friday, November 13,2015 the Dover Baptist Men finished off their project of building a storage shed for Open Door of Hope in Shelbyville. Vernon Bebout and Billy White got together on Friday and with the last few pieces needed finished the job. Here are the results. Great work Christian soldiers!!!

 
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

Christmas season has officially started at Dover Baptist. Spreading the love of Jesus Christ not only in Shelby County but across the World! On Sunday afternoon, November 8th, the Dover Baptist Church packed 45 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. A few people took some home to finish. Be sure and bring them back before we ship them off! Eighteen people volunteered their time and talents to help with this project. Not only did they have fun packing the boxes and sharing Christian fellowship, they also had some good food and friendship.  To see more click on the photo of Kelli and Gloria.

 
Baptist Men Building Shed at Open Door of Hope (Wrap Up)

The Dover Baptist Men started a project in September to build a new storage shed for the Open Door of Hope in Shelbyville. Open Door of Hope is a shelter for homeless men in Shelbyville. Work began on storage building on September 22nd and was wrapped up for the most part on Thursday, the 5th of November. There are only some minor items left to be installed. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.

 
2015 Fall Festival

The Fall Festival was held on Saturday, October 24th at 5:00 PM. The weather turned out to be rainy and overcast. The three days prior had been beautifully sunny days. At first it looked like we were going to have a sparse crowd. However, we had a larger than expected crowd that showed up later and maybe the rain was partly responsible. We had roughly 120 people show up and everyone had a great time and lots of good food to eat. To see more of what went on at the Fall Festival click on the photo at left.

 
Cancer Awareness Sunday

Dover Baptist Church turned out with their pink (and some green) on Sunday October 11, 2015 for Cancer Awareness Day.  The month of October is National Cancer Awareness Month. Here is a photo of some of the congregation at the entrance to the church in their pink and green. We all know someone or some family that has been touched by the scourge of cancer. Pray for those who are currently dealing with this awful disease. Click on the photo at left to see a larger version. Photo courtesy of Linda Miller. 

 
Round Up Sunday

The annual Round Up Sunday event was held on Sunday, October 4th, 2015 at Dover Baptist Church. Round up has two meanings. One, we want to round up as many folks as we can to get them to come to church that day. Two, it is all about cowboy and western attire. Everyone was encouraged to wear their favorite cowboy and cowgirl duds. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.

 
Baptist Men Building Shed at Open Door of Hope (Updated)

The month of September kicked off with the Baptist Men working on a new project. They started work on a new storage shed for the Open Door of Hope in Shelbyville. Work began on the 22nd and continues at this time. Here are some photographs of what has been completed to date. To see what's going on, click on the photo at left.

 

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The Messenger Newsletter that is mailed to all Dover Baptist Church members, is now available on-line for all to see. Hopefully, this will help us to reach out to the community and allow the un-churched to see what we have to offer here at Dover Baptist. In order to view the newsletter you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. It is a free download from the hyperlink above. *(Make sure you uncheck the Optional Offers before you install Acrobat Reader or it will install unnecessary software!) If you don't turn these option off, Chrome will be installed as your Internet Browser and add the Google Toolbar to Internet Explorer.

 
Time for the Eliza Broadus Offering

Here is our Eliza Broadus offering goal board located at the front of the sanctuary. The Eliza Broadus offering supports Kentucky missions. Our church goal is $1,100. For every $50 received, a leaf will be added to the board. Please pray about what you can do to help to fulfill this important mission.

To find out more about Eliza Broadus click this link. http://www.kywmu.org/ebo

 
Round Up Sunday Coming in October!

Round Up Sunday will be Sunday, October 4th this year! Please begin contacting everyone you know or don't know about the beginning of our new; church year, new teachers, new classes and our efforts to have really high attendance on Round Up Sunday. Dinner will be served in the Family Life Center after morning worship services. It is not just about numbers. It is about our mission to lead people to salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Matthew 28:16-20 The Great Commission  16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 
Dover Baptist Hosts Guest Speaker from KBC

We had a truly great worship service on Sunday, September 13th. We had some really inspirational music and songs and we had a guest speaker from the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC).  Joy Bolton who works at the KBC is also the wife of the pastor at Clay Village Baptist Church. She talked about the Cooperative Program and state missions. Joy provides leadership to Kentucky WMU and consulting in all areas of WMU work. She coordinates state missions promotion and the Kentucky WMU Annual Meeting. Joy works closely with the Kentucky WMU Executive Board and Kentucky Baptist Convention staff. While discussing state missions she discussed ways our church can get involved.

 
Dover Baptist Church Pool Party

On Sunday evening, August 2nd, 2015, Richie and Lily Drury held a pool party at their home for the members and friends of Dover Baptist Church. This was part of the Sunday Night Live series of activities the church as been conducting recently. There was lots of good food, fellowship, recreation and singing. To see more of what went on, click on the swimming pool.

 

 
Dover Baptist's Military Members Represent on July 5th

Dover Baptist Church celebrated Independence Day by having all current and prior military members wear their uniforms.  These patriotic individuals were also recognized in church. Here are our military members on the front steps of the church. Thank you all for your service!

They are front to back: Jamie White, Angie White, Buddy Kidwell, Kenneth Prewitt, Mike White, Jimmie White and Billy White. Click on the photo at left to see a larger version.

 
Click on this icon to see the latest edition of "The Messenger" newsletter.

The 9th Edition of "The Messenger" Newsletter is Online

 

The Messenger Newsletter that is mailed to all Dover Baptist Church members, is now available on-line for all to see. Hopefully, this will help us to reach out to the community and allow the un-churched to see what we have to offer here at Dover Baptist. In order to view the newsletter you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. It is a free download from the hyperlink above. *(Make sure you uncheck the Optional Offers before you install Acrobat Reader or it will install unnecessary software!) If you don't turn these option off, Chrome will be installed as your Internet Browser and add the Google Toolbar to Internet Explorer.

 
2015 Dover Baptist Church Vacation Bible School

Dover Baptist Church held VBS this year from Monday, July 6th through Thursday, July 9th. Bible school started at 6:45 PM and ran until 8:45 PM each night. This year's theme was "Everest, Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power." VBS provided a lot of opportunities for fun, new friends, and learning about The Lord. Commencement ceremonies were held on Sunday morning, July 19th, followed by a barbeque/chicken dinner in the Family Life Center. To see more, click the photo.

 
Let Freedom Ring!

On July 19th, there will be a special patriotic worship service at 11:00 AM. Let Freedom Ring will be presented by Sweet Spirit and Blue No More singing groups. Everyone is welcome! Come help us celebrate.

 
Dover Baptist Church Vacation Bible School is Almost Here

Starting Monday, July 6th and running through Thursday, July 9th, Dover Baptist Church will be having bible school for the area children.  It will start at 6:45 PM and run till 8:45 PM each night.  This year's theme is "Everest, Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power."  VBS always provides a lot of opportunities for fun, new friends, and learning about The Lord.  Commencement ceremonies will be held on Sunday morning, July 19th, followed by a barbeque dinner in the Family Life Center. The church is currently accepting donations of snack items and sodas but monetary donations will also be welcomed.  Hope to see you and your children there!

 
Baptist Men Oversee New Sidewalk to Parsonage

The Baptist Men oversaw the replacement of the stepping stones that ran from the parsonage to the Family Life Center with a very nice concrete sidewalk in June. Vernon Bebout was project manager and a lot of work was put in on this project by all participants. Here is the finished product. Vernon also had them pave the area where the garbage cans are stored.

 
Dover Baptist Church Picnic

On Saturday June 13th, 2015, Vernon and Janet Bebout hosted a church picnic at their home. Despite the heat, everyone had a good time with lots of food and fellowship. Here are a few pics from the picnic. A big thank you goes to Vernon and Janet for putting on the picnic and opening their home to the congregation! Click on the photos below to see a larger version.

 
Brother Andy McDonald Speaks

Bro. Andy McDonald

Brother Andy McDonald filled in for Brother Early on Sunday, April 26th while the pastor recovered from his knee replacement. He gave an excellent sermon. Here is some info on Bro. McDonald.

Andy McDonald is a native Michigander but Kentucky has been his home for the past nearly 22 years. After many years of serving in the local church as student and discipleship pastor, Andy now serves at the Kentucky Baptist Convention as the Affinity Evangelism Strategist. He is married to the lovely Lisa and they have 3 sons, Drew, Caleb and Will.

 
5th Sunday Sing at Burk's Branch Baptist Church

 

March had five Sunday's so that means Sunday Sing. It was held at Burk's Branch this time and we had a nice crowd. Dover's choir and their choir sang some great songs and the congregation joined in on some hymns. There was also a nice supper served downstairs after the sing. Click on the photos below to see larger versions. There was some truly great singing and music that night praising The Lord!   

 

 
Click this photo of the Children's Choir to see more.Easter Sunday Service

The 2015 Easter Service at Dover Baptist Church was held on Sunday morning, April 5th. The choir sang a beautiful cantata and the children's choir sang as well. The preacher also gave a very powerful sermon. Take a look and see what you missed. Photos courtesy of Richie Drury and Maria Bell.

 
Click me to see more of what went on.Eggs-travaganza Easter Egg Hunt

This was a special Easter Egg hunt for preschoolers and a separate hunt for children in the 1st through 6th grades. It took place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 4th. Both the children and adults had a great time! Take a look for yourself. To see more photos click on the little girl at left.

 

 
Good Friday Candlelight Service

On Friday, April 3rd at 7 PM, Dover Baptist Church conducted a candlelight service. Easter hymns were sung, the preacher gave a few brief sermonettes the Men's Ensemble sang, "Were you There?" The Women's Ensemble also sang a very beautiful song. Jessie Poe, Kelli Carper and Lily Drury also sang solos that were very pretty. At the conclusion of the service the entire congregation had lighted candles and joined in prayer. Very moving. Here are some photos for you to see.

 
Palm Sunday Service

Click me to see more Palm Sunday PhotosPalm Sunday services at Dover Baptist Church were held on on Sunday morning, March 29th at 11:00 AM. The Ladies Ensemble sang a lovely song and palms were handed out to all the attendees. Angie White also played in a small one person drama enacting the coming of Jesus into Jerusalem in a recreation of the first Palm Sunday. To see more photos of the service and the beautiful decorations at the church click on the photo at left. 

 
Click me to see more.Baptist Men Work Day and Spring Cleaning

On Saturday morning, March 28th, members of the Dover Baptist Church got together to do some Spring Cleaning and the Baptist Men to do repairs and landscaping around the church grounds. Here are some photos taken during the day of work. The event was organized by Vernon Bebout who leads the Baptist Men. Unfortunately, Vernon was ill and could not participate. A good group of dedicated volunteers did show up and a lot of great work was performed on God's House. Take a look. To see more click on the photo at left.

 
Chili Dog Supper and Missions Meeting

On Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00 PM, Dover Baptist Church there was a chili dog supper which was followed by a presentation on North American missions and some history about Annie Armstrong and why we take up the annual offering in her name. Bro. Early was the leader of the meeting and several volunteers talked about individuals and there testimonies in becoming home missionaries. We also watched a short video about what our support for Annie Armstrong provides for these folks. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.

 
Click on this icon to see the latest edition of "The Messenger" newsletter.

The 8th Edition of "The Messenger" Newsletter is Online

 

The Messenger Newsletter that is mailed to all Dover Baptist Church members, is now available on-line for all to see. Hopefully, this will help us to reach out to the community and allow the un-churched to see what we have to offer here at Dover Baptist. In order to view the newsletter you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. It is a free download from the hyperlink above. *(Make sure you uncheck the Optional Offers before you install Acrobat Reader or it will install unnecessary software!) If you don't turn these option off, Chrome will be installed as your Internet Browser and add the Google Toolbar to Internet Explorer.

 
Glory Crown Quartet Performs at Dover Baptist

Glory Crown Quartet. Click to see more.

The Glory Crown Quartet lead Sunday Services this past Sunday. They sang some great Gospel music and the entire congregation really enjoyed it. Their mix of slow and faster paced songs really worked well. If you missed this concert, you missed some great singing and fellowship at Dover Baptist Church. Click on the photo at left to see more of what went on that day.

 

Kentucky Baptist Convention, Risk Conference

Mark your calendars! The conference will be held at Highview Baptist Church on February 23-24, 2015. Click on the image at left to find out more about this important statewide event to be held here in Shelby County.

 
Dover Baptist Dedicates New Carpet in the Sanctuary

Click to enlargen.Click to enlargen.On February 8th, Dover Baptist Church dedicated the new carpet laid in the church during morning worship. When we witness all the God has done and continues to do at Dover Baptist Church, we can be refreshed and enriched spiritually. Today was an occasion for joyous fulfillment! Bro. Early

 
Banquet for Sunday School Teachers

Click this photo of Scott Carper to see the rest.On Saturday night, January 24th at 6:00 PM, Dover Baptist Church held a banquet to recognize and thank all the individuals who have stepped up and volunteered to lead/teach Sunday School Classes. The banquet was held at the Family Life Center. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left of Dover Baptist's Sunday School Director, Scott Carper.

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