A New England Congregational Church in the United Church of Christ

Worship | The Dover Church

Balcony view of our Welcome Back Sunday service.

Worship

As people of faith, worship is our great communal joy. We come together every Sunday morning at 10:00 am to experience the presence of the living God, to hear words of inspiration and encouragement, guidance and comfort, and to express our faith in song and prayer. Sunday morning worship is the center of our life together as God’s people in this place, a center where we lift up our hearts and minds and lives to our Creator and Lord in joyous song, spoken prayer, thoughtful contemplation and quiet peace.

Worship is perhaps the only occasion where people of all generations spend time together in the same public place. This is one of our great joys. Different ages worship in different ways. Some are bouncy and some are silent. We are a community that welcomes everyone and embraces these differences.

 

Special Services

There are several special services which are available at The Dover Church.

Baptisms

We rejoice with you as you consider being baptized and seeking baptism for your child. We love baptisms at the Dover Church. They are times of great joy for everyone. While most of our baptisms are infant or small children baptisms, we do have teenagers and adults choose to be baptized from time to time. Because we believe that it is not just the minister baptizing the person, but the whole congregation participating in the sacrament, we prefer to have baptisms as part of Sunday morning worship. Having said that, we also offer private baptisms to those who so desire.  Click here to learn more about baptism at The Dover Church.

Weddings

The Dover Church is a joyful place for wedding ceremonies and we would be honored to host your wedding ceremony. 

If you would like to learn more about celebrating this happy and sacred event in your lives at The Dover Church, please contact our Pastor, Max Olmstead at max@thedoverchurch.org, 508-982-0422, or our Director of Congregational Life, Beth Benjamin at beth@thedoverchurch.org.

Funerals

One of the most important days of a person’s life is there funeral, when we remember and celebrate the life lived and mourn the loss. At The Dover Church, our hope is design funeral services that capture the unique personality of the person whose life we are celebrating, through choice of music, readings, speakers, and others. As a Christian church, our funerals circle the good news of Christ’s Resurrection. Please contact Max Olmstead, our pastor with any questions or to plan your service.

Children playing at The Dover Church

The Dover Church is not just for grown-ups. From nursery school through high school, we have opportunities for young people to learn and grow, do good and share God’s love.

People in worship in the Dover Church sanctuary

We are A Welcoming Community of Faith and Service since 1762 and an Open and Affirming Congregation in The United Church of Christ.