Who We Are | The Dover Church
Who We Are
Welcome to The Dover Church…and we really mean it. YOU are Well – Come. Whoever you are, whatever your life is like, wherever you come from, whenever you feel the urge, we really want you to feel welcome here. That’s what we are all about. The Dover Church is an Open and Affirming Church that welcomes absolutely everyone, no matter where you are on life’s journey. No exceptions. Why? Because we are a “Big Tent” church, with members from diverse faith backgrounds who have all found a spiritual home here: United Church of Christ-Congregationalists, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews, Agnostics, Methodists, seekers, Episcopalians, life-long church going Christians, the faith resistant…our questions about life and our quest for God unite us here and make us want to welcome you.
Here at The Dover Church, we are passionate about five things:
Being Community – we really want to live our way into the Christian ideal of the beloved community in which everyone is treasured and connected.
Open Doors to the Community – we really want to welcome everyone “outside” looking for love and joy and God and Jesus and community and spiritual growth …”inside”, because we think our life together is pretty special and we want to share it.
Serving Our Neighbors – We believe that growth in faith comes through serving others, whether it is providing temporary housing or meals, hospital care in Haiti, or repairing and building homes.
Spiritual Growth – We believe that everyone is on a journey into the heart of God and here at the Dover Church, we try to help each other find their words for their story with God.
Kindergarten – Senior High Ministries – Our community is full of children and families with children and The Dover Church is here to serve this community. So we offer outstanding Sunday School education on Sunday mornings for children pre-Kindergarten – 8th grade, and youth groups for Middle School kids on Wednesdays and High School kids on Sunday nights.
At the center of worship in our Christian tradition is the sermon, a time to reflect on where God’s Word intersects, informs, enriches and directs our lives. In the sermon our in-house theologian, our pastor, seeks to help people see themselves and their lives in the light of God’s love and command to love others.
At the center of the Christian life is a commitment to justice in the service of the hungry, poor, sick and homeless. Each of us have our unique calling. Our Justice and Service Ministries are always evolving to match our gifts with the needs of our neighbors.