Welcome to The Dover Church!

A Welcoming Community of Faith and Service Since 1762


An Open and Affirming Congregation in the 

United Church of Christ!


No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!


Join us for Sunday worship at 10:00 am

On Sunday, November 13 at 10:00 am, we will have a service with a Thanksgiving theme, because one Thanksgiving Sunday is never enough.


Come celebrate with Thanksgiving music and a sermon about counting our blessings.


Sunday school will meet and the Teddy Bear room will be open.


We hope you will join us!  All are welcome! 

Watch our worship service from Sunday, October 16, 2016.

The Dover Church, partnering with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID–Needham), invites the community to attend a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film, “Being Mortal,” based on the bestselling book of the same title by New York Times bestselling author Atul Gawande, MD. The documentary explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness.


Following the screening of the film, a panel discussion will be led by BID–Needham physicians Henry Koziel, MD, Medical ICU Director and Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at BID–Needham, and Philip Triffletti, MD, Medical Director of Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare–Needham. Dr. Koziel and Dr. Trifletti will discuss the film and the importance of having meaningful conversations with loved ones about end of life wishes.


Join us for one of our two events, to be held at Kraft Hall at The Dover Church (17 Springdale Avenue, Dover, Mass.), on Monday, Nov. 7 from 2–4 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6–8 p.m.  Light snacks will be provided.


The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register by phone at 508-785-0957 or by email at admin@thedoverchurch.org. 

We are delighted you have chosen to visit our website. We think of this site as an opportunity for you to visit our church and get a feel for our ministries and the people you will meet on your journey.  We hope that this may lead you to come worship with us on Sunday morning. If you are a guest or visitor, we greet you, pray that you have found what you came for, and welcome you back always.

Please follow the links on the right if you would like to:

  • receive our mailings,
  • speak with one of our pastors,
  • contact us to learn more about who we are and how we spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

God be with you and bless you, this day and every day. Amen!

Two sweet songs


Listen to some beautiful music, sung by Madeline Shue and Mary Kate Charron in worship on March 6: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "I Won't Give up"

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
The Dover Church - Worship Service March[...]
MP3 File [6.9 MB]
I Won't Give Up
The Dover Church - Worship Service March[...]
MP3 File [4.1 MB]

Want to hear a Sermon?


Well, here's the Easter Sermon for 2016, "A New Normal," preached by Pastor Max Olmstead oin March 27.

A New Normal. A sermon preached by the Rev'd Dr. Max Olmstead on March 27, 2016
A sermon preached by the Rev'd Dr. Max Olmstead on March 27, 2016
The Dover Church - Easter Sunday Worship[...]
MP3 File [21.4 MB]

Who We Are

Click below to read the latest newsletter

News From Meeting House Hill
NL 2016.08.29.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [681.5 KB]

Click below to read past sermons on Max's Blog

What We Do



The Dover Church High School Youth Group is traveling to Bud, WV from June 25th to July 2nd!.  


26 youth and 10 adults will spend the week repairing homes with Appalachia Service Project.  


Check out our Youth Group page for additional information.



The Dover Church is pleased to offer a hearing assist loop in our sanctuary. 


You are now able to switch your hearing aid to "T" to access our sound system. 


You may also wish to also speak with your hearing aid manufacturer to find how to turn on your hearing aid.

The Dover Church is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  100% of the proceeds from donations made through this website are sent by the Dover Church to the organizations listed above.




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Contact Us

The Dover Church

17 Springdale Ave

PO Box 305

Dover, MA 02030

Phone: 508-785-0957 or


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Contacting our Pastor

Our pastor, Max Olmstead, can be reached after church business hours on his cell phone, 508-982-0422.

Our Hours 

We're here to welcome you. For non-emergencies, please drop by during these hours:

Monday through Friday

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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