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Worship | The Dover Church

Balcony view of our Welcome Back Sunday service.


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.  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!

Saturday Evening Worship

Are you feeling like you need a regularly scheduled spiritual reset and renewal? A time once a week to be quiet and centered? And Sunday mornings just do not work for your family because of youth sports? Or traditional liturgies and music do not resonate with you and your kids?  We at The Dover Church have discovered that this is true for most of the people we know and so we are offering a Saturday Night Worship Service at 4:30-5:15 PM, through November 3.

Special Services

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 max@thedoverchurch.org, 508-982-0422, or our Director of Congregational Life, Beth Benjamin at beth@thedoverchurch.org.


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.

Rev. Dr. Max Olmstead preaching

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.

The Dover Church steeple

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