A New England Congregational Church in the United Church of Christ

The Dover Church | A New England Congregational Church in the United Church of Christ

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Sunday School at The Dover Church

Welcome to The Dover Church

A welcoming community of faith and service in Dover, Massachusetts since 1762. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

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Doing Ministries in New Ways

We are not closed. We are doing ministries and mission in new ways. You will find everything you need to know about the ongoing ministries of the church on this page.

Current Sunday Information

The Dover Church
Join us this Sunday, September 27, 2020 for worship either from home at 9 AM with our livetream service or In-Person at 10 AM in our Taylor Garden. This Sunday we will read the story of Jesus's transfiguration, and think about what that mountain-top moment of awe and holiness has to say to us today, when so many of the ways we celebrate, gather, and connect with God haven't been available to us. In the days of social distancing and closed church buildings, where do we have to go to find ourselves on holy ground?
What's going on through The Dover Church
Worship Continues in New Ways

While we are not gathering together on Sunday mornings, you can watch our worship service live-streaming or recorded . 

Worship From Home at 9:00 AM

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Worship In The Garden at 10:00 AM
The Church Buildings are Closed but Ministries and Missions continue.

We will continue to follow the Governor’s guidelines on public health.

Recorded Services, Music, and Meditation Practices

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Anti-Racism Alliance Group

Meets every other Wednesday at 4:00 PM.

Contact Max for Meeting ID.

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.

Rev. Dr. Max Olmstead preaching at The Dover Church

Watch our latest sermons

At the center of worship is the sermon, a 10-15 minute reflection by our pastor on where God’s love and longing for us intersects with our lives, community, time, celebrations and sorrows.

Upcoming Events

12:30PM - 12:30PM
3:00PM - 4:00PM
12:30PM - 12:30PM
7:00PM - 8:30PM

Latest News

Max blessing a dog in Taylor garden.

This year, The Dover Church will again give thanks for the blessing of our pets and animal friends, as a way to commemorate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, and to celebrate the unconditional love of our pets.