Worship | The Dover Church
As people of faith, worship is our great communal joy. We come together 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.
Sunday Morning Worship
Our regular Sunday morning worship is at 10:00 am in our sanctuary. Please note, summer worship services are at 9:00 am. Please see the calendar for summer worship dates. Our Christian Education classes for children meet on Sunday mornings. Parents and children start together in worship and the children leave the service after 10-15 minutes for Sunday school with their teachers. Following worship we have a fellowship/coffee hour in Kraft Hall. We welcome everyone to join us!
There are several special services which are available at The Dover Church.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-982-0422, or our Director of Congregational Life, Beth Benjamin at email@example.com.
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.
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.
Daring to name the pain weighing down or the song exulting your heart can make all the difference. To pray your prayers for you is an answer to our prayers. "God bless you and keep you. God make his face to shine upon you and give you peace." Amen.