Welcome to The Dover Church!

An Open and Affirming Congregation in the United Church of Christ!

A Welcoming Community of

Faith and Service Since 1762


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


Join us for Sunday worship at 9:00 am

Who hasn’t agonized over the question of where to sit at lunch, whether it was in Middle School or just in life in general? And have we ever wondered who should we invite to our celebrations and parties? These questions may seem like simple matters of etiquette, but Jesus had something important to say about them. In the end, who we invite to the party is all about the coming reign of God. These are some of the things we will be pondering on Sunday.


Join us for worship this Sunday, August 28th, at 9:00 am.

Summer worship begins this Sunday, June 26th. Our worship services will be at 9:00 am in the sanctuary. We hope you will join us.

This summer, Max will again be away with vacation time and sabbatical time. He will be preaching on June 19th and then will leave on June 25th for the SHYG service trip to West Virginia.  Max will then be away from Sunday, July 3rd and will return on Thursday, September 1st.

             We have coordinated pastoral coverage during Max’s absence. Liz Williams, a Sherborn resident and longtime member of Pilgrim Church, will be providing coverage. Liz will have office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 noon. She may also be available on these days in the afternoon by appointment. She can be reached on her cell for pastoral needs, 508-494-7333 or by email, lizandsimon@verizon.net.

Liz's bio: Liz is entering the ministry as a second career, having spent more than 20 years as a software engineer. She graduated from the Andover Newton Theological School last May and was approved for ordination in the United Church of Christ in September.

Liz completed her Clinical Pastoral Education with the Hebrew Seniorlife organization; she served at Student Pastor at the First Congregational Church, UCC in Stoughton, MA; and as Ministerial Intern at the Old South Church, UCC, in Boston. Since graduating, she has been serving as Interim Youth Director at the First Congregational Church, UCC in Randolph, MA.

Liz hails from England and moved to the United States with her husband, Simon, in 1987. They became US citizens in 2009. They reside in Sherborn, and their three children, now in college and beyond, all graduated from the Dover-Sherborn schools. Now they are “empty-nesters”, they enjoy walking their exuberant dog, Pippi, on the local trails.

We hope you will all welcome Liz as she joins us this summer.  The Church office will be open on “Summer Hours”. (Tuesday to Thursday from 9 am to 12 noon.) You may find a staff member at the church at other times, but we will definitely be here during our summer hours. Please stop by to visit us then!

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]

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:

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

Who We Are

Click below to read the latest newsletter

News From Meeting House Hill
NL 2016.05.25.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

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:

Summer Hours (Mid-June to End of August)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM



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