Archived Church News 2016

 
2016 Christmas Service

Our Christmas Day Service held at 10:00 AM on December 25th, 2016 at Dover Baptist Church. We had a great crowd and the church received a couple of GREAT Christmas gifts! We received checks for a total of $5,000 towards our building fund from two anonymous givers. We are so blessed at Dover Baptist to have such wonderful benefactors. Thank you Lord! God is working at Dover.

 
Our New Prayer Room

A Prayer room is now set up and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When the door is closed to the prayer room it means it is in use. Each Sunday before church, one of the prayer team will be in the prayer room praying for our worship service. We continue to put prayer requests forms in the pew racks and encourage everyone to put them in the offering plate or hand them to the pastor when you exit. The prayer room is located in the first room on the left when leaving the front of the sanctuary. Prayer is the way we communicate with Our Lord and Savior. Have you talked to God lately?

 
Carols and Candles Service

This year's Carols and Candles Service at Dover Baptist Church was held on Sunday evening, December 18, 2016. There was a pretty good crowd on a seriously cold and dark winter night. The faithful turned out though and were blessed with a very moving service. To see more photographs of this beautiful and moving service, click on the photo at left.

 

Baptist Men's Christmas Dinner

The annual Baptist Men's Christmas Dinner took place on Sunday night, December 18, 2016 at Our Best restaurant in Smithfield.  Here are some photos showing some of what went on. (Photos courtesy of Wayne Myers).

 

 

Dover's Christmas Tree

The church's Christmas Tree being put up by Gloria Early, Vicki Anderson and Barbara Sue Doyle. An ornament will be added to the tree for each $100 in donations for Lottie Moon we receive. Be sure and check it out this Sunday to see our progress towards our goal of $1600. Have you donated yet? Merry Christmas from Dover Baptist Church!

As of the end of December the church as collected $1205.00 per treasurer Linda Swift. This leaves us $395 short of this year's goal. Have you prayed about this and given your part?  You and God are the only ones  who know.

 
WMU Christmas Dinner

The annual WMU Christmas Dinner took place on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Family Life Center. The ladies had a great time of fellowship, good food, and time of sharing Christmas stories and then the fun goody bag courtesy of Carol Gross and Linda Miller. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.

 
See Our Beautiful Christmas Decorations

Dover Baptist Church as officially been decorated for the Christmas 2016 Season!  It would be hard for anyone to walk into our beautiful sanctuary and not get in the Christmas spirit. If you would like to see what has been done to add that Christmas touch to our church, click on the image at left. You will not be disappointed.  Merry Christmas!!!

 

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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.

 

 
We Have Two New Members!!!!

On Sunday, November 20th Dover Baptist welcomed two new members to the church family. Lea Ann Kamer and Carol Gross. Be sure and welcome them the next time you see them. We are glad they both chose to serve The Lord at Dover! Welcome ladies!

 
Changers!!!

Sunday morning November 13th, the church welcomed Jerry Ray from Simpsonville Baptist Church who gave a short talk and showed a video about Kentucky Changers. To find out more about it, visit the website. http://www.kywmu.org/changers

 

Thanksgiving Dinner 2016

On Sunday evening, November 13th, 2016, Dover Baptist Church celebrated Thanksgiving "Early-style" with a dinner at 6:00 PM in the Family Life Center.  The church provided the meat and drinks and everyone else brought potluck dishes.  There was plenty to eat and drink for everyone.  We had over (70) seventy people in attendance and everyone share good food and good Christian fellowship. To see some photographs of the dinner, click on the photo at left of the dessert table.

 

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Fill

On Sunday evening, November 6, 2016, the church packed shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child. We had a good number of people helping. Kelli Carper’s goal for us was 75 boxes and we packed and prepared 97 boxes. Praise The Lord! Great job Dover! To see more of what went on, click on the shoeboxes pic.

 

2016 Fall Festival

This year's Fall Festival turned out to be a HUGE success! We had approximately 150 people for dinner and a lot of kids participated in the games and hayrides. A big thank you goes out to Kelli Carper who was the event organizer. Also thanks to all the others who made this event a success! To see what went on, click on the photo at left.

 

Round Up Sunday 2016

Roundup Sunday Service held at Dover Baptist Church on October 2, 2016. Everyone was encouraged to both round up someone and bring them to church and to wear their best western duds to church. There was a good turnout for the service and the fellowship meal afterwards. To see what went 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.

5th Sunday Sing Concert and Cookout

On Sunday evening, July 31, 2016, Dover Baptist Church hosted the 5th Sunday Sing. The event was altered from the normal format by having a cookout and a concert instead of the participating church choirs singing. The concert was planned to be outdoors but the threat of storms and rain forced it to be moved into the church. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.

 
Vacation Bible School 2016

This year's Vacation Bible School (VBS) took place from Monday July 11th through Thursday July 14th.  Graduation Day was held on Sunday, July 17th. We had a good turnout and the weather also cooperated for the most part. Angie White was again the coordinator for the VBS and it was a very successful endeavor. To see some of what went on at this year's VBS, click on the photo at left.  There is a complete collection of photos on our church Facebook page if you want to see them all!  

 
July Work Day

Members of Dover Baptist Church came together to help repair, clean a beautify our church on Saturday morning, July 9th. We had great weather for it and a really good turnout. To see some photos of what went 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.

 
Dover Baptist Celebrates Independence Day!

Here are some photographs from Sunday's Service (July 3rd) which featured a military theme and patriotic songs. Members of the armed services both past and present were honored along with their families.

 
Dover is Ready for VBS!

Vacation Bible School will be July 11th-14th from 6:15 PM to 8:45 PM nightly. Be sure and bring your children. They will have a great time and learn about our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 
Dover Baptist Celebrates Father's Day

On Sunday, May 22, 2106 Dover Baptist Church celebrated Father's Day. The choir was composed of only fathers and then a quartet of fathers sang the special music for the service. Each father in the congregation was also recognized and given a commemorative bookmark.  Here are some photos from the service.

 
 
More Graduates and The Noblemen

On Sunday, May 22, 2106 Dover Baptist Church was a busy place. First, we recognized two of our graduating high school seniors. This was followed by a Gospel concert by The Noblemen. And lastly, we had a great potluck dinner after the service in the Family Life Center. Here are some photos from Sunday.

Bro. Early presented Haley with a nice gift for graduating high school. She said she plans on attending hair school after graduation. Congratulations Haley! The parking lot was pretty crowded but there were a few spaces left.

 

Billy White accepted a gift from Bro. Ben for his grandson Matt Dalton who also graduated but was unable to attend. Congratulations Matt! The weather was also beautiful that day! The Lord shines down on Dover Baptist Church.
The Noblemen singing that old Gospel music. Afterwards, we had a very nice potluck dinner at the Family Life Center.
One of The Noblemen played the piano as the rest of the group played on. Everyone shared both great food, good Christian fellowship and conversation.
 
The Graduate!

One of Dover Baptist's own, Hannah Carper was recognized this past Sunday (May 15, 2016) for graduating high school. Brother Early presented her with a graduation gift from the church. Hannah was home schooled and will be attending Eastern Kentucky University in the Fall to study agribusiness. Congratulations and good luck Hannah!

 
VBS Registration Now Online! Sign up NOW!!!!

Parents and guardians can register their children online for this year's Vacation Bible School at Dover Baptist Church. Aren't we just getting all high tech? Just click on the link below and fill in the blanks. See you at VBS July 11th-14th! It will be held nightly from 6:15PM to 8:45 PM.

https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/DoverVBS/gpgs/Home.aspx

 
Dover Baptist Prayer Team Attends Prayer Rally

On Wednesday, May 4th, Linda Owen and Gloria Early represented the Dover Baptist Church, Prayer Team at the Franklin Graham Prayer Rally. The rally was held on the capitol steps and was attended by thousands of Christians, from various denominations, across Kentucky. Despite the rainy weather, God was working in the congregation gathered to pray for our state and our nation. Kelli Carper along with daughters, Hannah and Lizzie volunteered at the Prayer Rally.  Here are some pics courtesy of Gloria Early and the Carpers.

 
It's Baby Bottle Time Again!

Baby bottles are now available for pickup in the church foyer. They are for donations to the ALC Pregnancy Resource Center in Shelbyville. They are due back at the church on Father's Day (Sunday, June 19th). To find out more about ALC's mission, click this link. https://www.facebook.com/a.l.c.pregnancyresourcecenter/

 
Mission Trip to Swaziland

Anyone interested in going to Swaziland with the Wayne and Barbara Myers in August, please pick up the material that is on the table as you exit the church. There are two sheets, one is one sided and the other is stapled. There is room for you on this mission team. To find out more about Swaziland, click this link. http://www.gov.sz/

 

 
Outdoor Concert With Victory Road Quartet

July 31st, Dover Baptist Church will host an outdoor concert by the Victory Road Quartet. We will also be having a cookout with dinner starting at 5:30 PM. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs provided and attendees should bring chips, potato salad, baked beans and desserts (or any other picnic type food). Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

The concert will start at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

 
The Noblemen Will Be Here!

Be sure and mark your calendars for the The Noblemen Southern Gospel group who will be at Dover Baptist Church, Sunday morning, May 22nd. The Noblemen will perform during normal worship service hour 11:00-12:00. Invite your family and friends for this inspirational hour of southern Gospel Music!

 

Church Yard Sale Nets Big $

 

Well we were truly blessed with a gorgeous Spring day for our church Yard Sale. At last count the yard sale raised over $5,500 to help retire the debt on the Family Life Center. $520 dollars was raised with the raffle for the homemade quilt, made and donated by Polly Croghan. Maria Bell was the lucky winner of the quilt after her name was drawn by Linda Swift's grandaughter, Gracie.

 

The clothes and items that were leftover were taken by volunteers to Operation Care in Shelbyville.  Thanks for all the volunteers who made this project a success!

 

The Pews Now Have Card Holders

Our sanctuary.Here is a photo of our beautiful church taken on Work Day (April 2, 2106). Notice the new card holders on the back of the pews which now hold visitors cards, envelopes and prayer requests. Thanks to Richie Drury who made and installed the card holders. We now have a place for visitor's cards, envelopes and prayer requests. Click on it to see a larger view.

 
Work Day at Dover Baptist

On Saturday April 2, 2016, over members of the Dover Baptist Church showed up for Work Day, Work Day is a sort of Spring Cleaning for the church. We had a beautiful but cold and windy day for the cleanup. The event was overseen by Vernon Bebout. The workers took on a variety of projects ranging from cleaning the Family Life Center, cleaning out the basement of the church, painting the church stairs and the parsonage deck, repairing the swingset, and spreading mulch. To see more of what went on, click on the image at left.

 

The 12th Edition of "The Messenger" Newsletter is OnlineClick on this icon to see the latest edition of "The Messenger" newsletter.

 

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.

 
Baptist Men at Work

Recently, the Baptist Men took on the project of repairing/replacing the deck on the back of the parsonage. To see how it turned out, click on the sign.

 
Family Game Night

Here are a few pics from Family Game Night held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Family Life Center. Photos courtesy of Kelli Carper. Looks like fun.

 

 
Dover Baptist Gains Two New Families

On Sunday, February 21st, we had two families join Dover Baptist Church. John and Darlene Gilreath came forward after visiting the church since Christmas and made the decision to move to Dover. Our returning missionaries from Swaziland, Wayne and Barbara Myers also moved their letter to Dover Baptist Church. Please be sure and welcome our new Christian friends when you see them!

 
Dover Baptist Valentine Banquet

On Saturday evening, February 13th, 2016, Dover Baptist Church held their Valentine Banquet at 6:00 in the Family Life Center. There was a good turnout despite the bitter cold temperatures. Around forty folks showed up for a great meal, some great fellowship and fun and some music. Here are some photos from the banquet.

 
Victory Road Quartet Performs at Dover Baptist

On Sunday morning, February 7, 2016 the Victory Road Quartet were the focus of the worship service. They sang some really beautiful gospel tunes. It was a very good concert. Their bass singer had to miss due to family considerations but otherwise, they were awesome! We hope to have them back again in the future. Thank you Victory Road! Click on the photo at left to see more.....

 
Adult Ladies Sunday School Class Display Their Lap Quilts

Here are a couple of pics of the Ladies' Bible Study Class with their lap quilts! The Adult Ladies' Bible Study Class of Dover Baptist Church are "Covered in Love" by lap quilts designed and quilted for each of the 16 class members by Polly Croghan who recently joined the Ladies' Class. Making and giving "Quilts from Heaven" is a ministry gift Polly loves to share with others. (See if you can find who is different in one photo vs. the other.) Nice quilts ladies!

 
5th Sunday Sing at Burk's Branch Baptist Church

Dover Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant and Burks Branch hosted the January 5th Sunday Sing. There was a good crowd and lots of good singing and fellowship. After the singing, there was a very nice potluck meal for all attendees. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.

 

 
Dover Baptist Church Sets Goal for 2016 to Pay Off Family Life Center

At January's church business meeting we found out that we are down to $48,500 owed on the Family Life Center. We are making it our mission this year to pay off the building so we can move on to doing God's work in other ways. A big thank you goes out to the individual(s) who made an anonymous donation of $22,000 to our church!!!!! May God Bless You!

Matthew 6:19-20 Treasures in Heaven

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

 

Dover Baptist Shows War Room for Movie Night

 

On Sunday night, January 24, 2016 the church held Movie Night at the Family Life Center. The attendees were treated to a showing of the Christian film, War Room. Over thirty (30+) people showed up on a cold dark night to watch the movie and have fellowship with one another. There was popcorn, candy and soft drinks just like the movies. At the end of the show there were door prizes given. It was a great night and a great movie! Here are some photos.......

 

 

Dover Youth Present Check to the Church From Their Potato Bar

 

At church yesterday there was a presentation by the Dover Baptist Church Youth headed by Linda Miller. The Potato Bar that the youth sponsored last Sunday earned $625.00. Linda Miller flanked by Hannah and Lizzie Carper presented the BIG CHECK to the church to go towards paying off the Family Life Center. Great work Dover Baptist Youth!!! Here are some pics.

 
Dover Youth Potato Bar

 

On Sunday, January 17, 2016 the Dover Baptist Church Youth put on a Potato Bar at the Family Life Center right after morning worship service. Proceeds from Potato Bar will be used to help pay off the building. The potatos were great and BIG! There was also a very nice selection of desserts after you finished your tater! Here are some photos from the event.

 

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