Service & Justice | The Dover Church
Service & Justice
The mission work of the Dover Church is born from a desire to grow in faith and to continue the work of Jesus Christ in our time and in this place. Core to The Dover Church covenant is our mission to put our faith into action beyond our congregation - whether within our town, the local community, or across the world. And while there are many things we could do, all efforts we put forth start with members of our congregation – those who have come forward with a great idea plus the passion, commitment and resources necessary to build a sustained and successful initiative.
The Dover Church is actively involved, as a founding member, in Family Promise Metrowest, a cooperative, interfaith partnership offering hope to homeless families with children through safe transitional shelter, meals, and supportive case management as they seek permanent housing. This nonprofit program was founded in 2008.
We are committed to providing financial, educational, medical and professional support to Haiti, emphasizing the following:
KIVA is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, KIVA lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
We have formed a micro-financing team, making loans to people in the developing world in $25 amounts. KIVA has a repayment rate of over 99% so the money you are lending will be reimbursed. You may then choose to invest again to help others create opportunities for themselves.
Come join us helping our neighbors!
This summer June 24 - 30, 2018, The Dover Church Youth Group will take it’s ministry of service to Western Maine. Building upon our past experience with Appalachian Service Project in West Virginia (pun intended), we will bring our home repair skills to Mission to the Eastward…”reaching the last house on the last road” (www.missionattheeastward.org).
The Dover Church is so much more than Sunday mornings for adults. It’s about growing friendships and connecting with neighbors, whether in yoga or a breakfast group. The only thing missing from these connections may be….You.
We know how daunting it can be to come to a new church for the first time. All of us had a first time and we’re glad we dared. We hope you’ll be glad too. Here’s some of what you might like to know before walking up the front stairs.