Mother's Day is a BIG Success
Sunday morning, May 8, 2022, Dover Baptist Church celebrated
Mother's Day with a Mother's Day breakfast. The breakfast was
held at 9:00 AM in the Family Life Center and everyone was
encouraged to attend. Well, a lot of people took it to heart and
we end up with a crowd that was double expectations. We had 45
people show up for a delicious and fun breakfast. The worship
service also turned out a great crowd. We had 82 people show up
to worship and listen to Bro. Bradley's sermon on Experiencing
God. Afterward, every mother was given a nice gift. A BIG THANK
YOU!!! to everyone who made this day such a special occasion.
Click to see more.....
Vacation Bible School Almost
is almost time for VBS! This year's vacation bible school will
be from Friday, June 3rd to Saturday June 4th with Family Day on
Sunday, June 5th. Stay tuned to find out times and more
information. Your kids will be glad you did.
Day This Sunday
Join us for a special breakfast and
help celebrate Mother's Day by getting her out of the kitchen
for a good breakfast before church! Everyone is invited to
attend. Breakfast will start at 9:00 AM. The event will be held
in the Family Life Center. Hope to see you there!
ALC Needs Our Help!!!
ALC baby bottle time again! Every year, the
A Loving Choice (ALC)
Pregnancy Center holds a baby bottle campaign and provides
churches with bottles to be filled with change, bills or checks
to help support the mothers they provide counseling for. The
bottles are available in the foyer of the church, in a basket,
on the floor. Please consider giving to this life saving
organization. They need to be returned to the church by June
8th, which is Father's Day. Thanks.
Armstrong Easter Offering Update
As of Sunday,
April 24, 2022, Dover Baptist Church has reached and exceeded
their goal of $1,200 for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
The latest total given is $1,300 which is 8% above our goal!
Great job to everyone who gave to this important mission
Easter Celebrated at Dover
Baptist Church had a great turnout for Easter Sunday this year.
On April 17th, 86 people showed up to hear the message that
Jesus Christ arose from the grave. We had some great special
music, several visitors and some folks we haven't seen in
awhile. Glad to have all of them! The choir sang and Bro.
Bradley preached. This sermon was the fourth in his series, "On
The Road to Easter." Scripture was found in the Gospel of Luke,
Chapter 23. What better way to celebrate Jesus' victory over
death than to rejoice in His House! To see more, click the
Dover Holds Good Friday Service
Friday night, April 15, 2022, Dover Baptist Church held its Good
Friday service which started at 7:00 PM. We had a good crowd
turnout to hear some great scripture, some great music and some
great preaching! This was a very moving and spiritual service.
Everyone who attended was blessed. To see more of what went on,
click the photo at left.
Bradley Gray to Serve as Interim Pastor
Brother Bradley Gray, who is
currently the Dover Baptist Church Worship Leader, has consented
to act as Interim Pastor for the church with the announcement of
the retirement of Bro. Ben Early. The deacons asked if Bradley
would serve as interim pastor after accepting the retirement of
Bro. Early and he agreed to do so. It was then made as a motion
during the March 20th, business meeting and the congregation
voted to have Bro. Gray serve as the interim. Bradley has been
at Dover since 2018. He has done an excellent job with the music
program. Bradley is also an accomplished speaker and preacher.
He has preached on several occasions over the past four years
and done a great job! Please keep Bro. Gray and the Pulpit
Committee in your prayers as we search, with God's guidance, for
the next pastor of Dover Baptist Church.
Work Day is Coming Up
year's Spring Work Day will be held on Saturday, April 9th at
9:00 AM. Come dressed to work as we spend the day cleaning up
the grounds and campus at Dover Baptist Church in preparation
for the Easter Season. Stay tuned for more details about what
else will be needed. Be sure and mark your calendars now so you
will have the date open to help improve your church home.
Normally, lunch is served for those who participate so it isn't
all work and no fun! Hope to see you there!
Another Soul is Saved!
is a short video showing the baptism of Aaliyah Cox at Dover
Baptist Church on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The baptism took place
in the Family Life Center after Bro. Ben's last sermon. Bro. Ben
Early also performed this final baptism at Dover Baptist Church.
She seemed a bit hesitant at first but finally took the plunge!
Welcome a new Christian to the Body of Christ! Click the image
at left to see the video.
Brother Ben and Gloria's Last
Sunday With Us
Sunday, March 27, 2022, Dover Baptist Church celebrated the
retirement of Brother Ben Early and Gloria. This was his final
Sunday preaching as our pastor. We had a great turnout for them.
110 packed the sanctuary and we had to bring in some folding
chairs to accommodate everyone. We also had a baptism after the
service. So we had the end and the beginning of two different
Christian experiences in one service. After the service and the
baptism, the church held a reception in the Family Life Center
for Ben and Gloria. We are really going to miss those two and
hope only the best for them in their future. Amen!
Ben and Gloria's Journey (A Slideshow)
Here is the slideshow put together
by Bradley Gray for the Retirement Service of Bro. Ben Early and
Gloria. This was shown at church on March 27, 2022 for Ben's
last worship service. It shows Bro. Ben and Gloria as they
progressed throughout their careers in the service, of Our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ. If you missed this service, you missed
a special one. Here's the link which takes you to our church
YouTube Channel. Enjoy!
There's Joy in the Camp!
March 20th marked a special day. Another soul has been saved!
Aaliyah Cox forward to profess her faith in Jesus Christ and to
request him as her Lord and Savior. She has been attending
classes with Bro. Early about becoming and what it means to be a
Christian. She was with her grandparents Jesse and Alberta Poe.
Please join us in welcoming Aaliyah to the Brotherhood of
Christians! She will be baptized after Worship Services on
Sunday, March 27th. Be sure and attend this special time in the
life of every Christian.
The Early's Provide the Special
Music on the 2nd to Last Sunday
Ben and Gloria Early provided the special music at church on
Sunday, March 20, 2022. They sang "He Touched Me" and did a
really great job! There were several tears shed during this very
moving piece of music. To hear a portion of their singing, visit
our church YouTube Page.
Bro. Ben Makes the Sentinel News
Brother Early makes the Sentinel
News. Hope they don't mind the repost of their story. Click the
pics to read the story.
Reception for Bro. Ben and Gloria
On Sunday, March 27th from 2:00-5:00
PM the church will be hosting a retirement party for Brother Ben
and Gloria Early. The event will be held at the Family Life
Center. Please stop by and wish them well in the next phase of
their journey through life in the service of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ! There will be finger food and great conversation.
Don't miss this chance to exchange stories with Ben and Gloria.
Also, Sunday the 27th of March will also be Bro. Ben's last
sermon as our pastor. Be sure and be there for both of these
special events in the life of our church.
Brother Early Announces His
the end of the worship service, on Sunday, March 7, 2022, Bro.
Ben Early announced he would be retiring as the pastor at Dover
Baptist Church. This took everyone by surprise! We were blessed
to have Bro. Ben and Gloria for just shy of 9 years. During
their tenure as our church leaders, the church has accomplished
many great things. Attendance soared to 100 per week before the
pandemic hit. We paid off the Family Life Center. Added a
beautiful steeple to the church building. Carpeted the church.
Built the Prayer Garden. Added a great worship leader and youth
leaders to our staff. Many lives have been changed and many
souls have been saved by their many years in the ministry. We
wish Ben and Gloria the best for whatever their next endeavors
involve in this life. We thank them for their dedicated service
and friendship as well. It's sad they are leaving us, but, in
this life, there is always change. Bro. Ben's last service will
be March 27, 2022.
Timothy 4:7-8 (NIV) I have fought the good fight, I have
finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store
for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous
Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also
to all who have longed for his appearing." Thank you for
finishing your "race" with us! Best wishes.....
It's Annie Armstrong Easter
that time again.... Annie Armstrong Easter Offering time that
is. By supporting the annual Annie Armstrong Mission Fund, we
are making an eternal impact across North America. Our church's
goal this year is $1,200. 100% of your donations goes to helping
missions/missionaries on this continent. Our world is in dire
need of the saving grace and love of Jesus Christ, now more than
ever. Won't you help? To find out more about this offering,
click the envelope at left.
Sunday School Class for Young Adults
*** Attention all young adults
out of high school/20 somethings. ***
will be teaching a Sunday School class for you this summer in
the main room of the Family Life Center! The class will run from
Mother's Day, May 8th through Sunday, August 7th. We'll be
studying Bible Studies written by Campus Crusade for Christ that
focus on reaching and disciplining college/graduate school
students. These lessons will help you see the uniqueness of
Jesus and what our lives with Jesus are all about. An Adventure!
See you at church!
High Attendance Sunday Dinner
Sunday, February 27th, the church celebrated High Attendance
Sunday. The emphasis in February for the church was to get as
many people to show up for Sunday School and church as possible.
Weather it is the Corona Virus, the weather, or general apathy,
the crowds didn't show up as we had hoped. Those who did show up
enjoyed a very nice lunch after the worship service. To see more
of the photos from the luncheon, click the photo at left.
Entertains and Inspires!
On Friday night,
January 21, 2022, the Tribute Quartet held a concert, at Dover
Baptist Church, that started at 7:00 PM. 89 people were in
attendance on this cold January night. Those that showed up were
treated to some really great Gospel Music and a really fun time!
They sang, they played, they had some comic relief and they also
witnessed. If you missed this performance, you really missed
out! Brother Bradley was the emcee for the concert and he
participated with the group on one number. After the show, they
moved over to the Family Life Center to meet the audience and to
sell some of their CDs and merchandise. To see more, click the
photo at left.
The Tribute Quartet Will Sing at
Dover Baptist Church
The Tribute Quartet of
Hendersonville, TN will be in concert at Dover Baptist Church on
Friday night, January 21 at 7:00 PM. This award winning gospel
quartet has headlined the National Quartet Convention, The
Gaither Homecoming Tours, and Dollywood for many years. The
concert is FREE. A love offering will be taken so give what you
like. This is an AMAZING opportunity to hear one of the top
gospel groups in America right here in our home church. Plan to
attend and bring a friend! See you at church....
Moon Offering Update
Update on this year's Lottie Moon
Christmas Offering. As of January 2nd, we have surpassed our
goal of $1,100. We have collected $1,108. Great job! This is
especially impressive considering all the other things that
members have been asked to contribute to lately. Way to step up
will be a Youth Fundraiser on Sunday, January 16th, immediately
after the morning worship service. There will be a Dessert
Auction in the Family Life Center. Bro. Bradley will be the
auctioneer for the event. We need volunteers to bring in your
favorite desserts for the auction. If you have any questions,
see Michael or Patti. Bidder, bidder, bidder......
Western Kentucky Tornado Relief
BIG thank you goes out to everyone who contributed to the
Tornado Disaster Relief offering taken up, after church on
Sunday, December 19th. According to church treasurer, Lily
Drury, we were able to give $2,840 to those effected by the
tornadoes. Dover Baptist has that giving spirit! AMEN (Photo by
Vat Family Puts on Sunday Service
Sunday, January 2nd, 2022, Dover Baptist Church was pleased to
have the Bro. Nicolae Vat Family provide both the special music
and the sermon. The Vat's have been in the United States for the
past five years and will be returning to their native Romania
shortly. The sermon was "Keep Your Eyes Focused on Jesus."
Biblical reference was from Matthew 14:22-33. What a great
Dover Baptist Church took up an offering to help the Vat Family
after the service. The church raised $1455.64 to help them with
their mission back in Romania. Great job everyone! To see some
photos from the service, click the image.
ATTENTION YOUTH!!! Summer Camp
Sign Up Time is Now...
is time to sign up for Crossings 2022! Let youth leader, Michael
Welch, know ASAP if your youth wants to go with us to camp. Who
can go? It's open to any "graduate" of the 6th grade by the end
of this school year. We have 14 spots, currently. If your youth
has a friend that doesn't know Jesus yet, we hope that they can
go with us, too. We do hope to have 2 fundraisers in early 2022
to help with the $305 per person fee.
Here are the details:
June 25-29, Boone Lodge
$305 per person.
Each youth needs to pay $75 deposit by Feb. 20th.