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2015-2016
The Dover Church
17 Springdale Avenue
Dover
MA
2030
Email
Email: 
max@thedoverchurch.org
Phone
Phone: 
508-785-0957
Website

Site Description

The Dover Church is a thriving suburban congregation with exciting lay lead ministries and missions. Our Sunday Worship, which ranges from traditional to blended, is supported by a vibrant multi-generational music program and an excellent CE/youth program. Our members are engaged in building a hospital in Haiti, green ministries (we are solar powered), helping Metrowest homeless families, housing and education challenges in Boston, building homes in Appalachia, small group ministries of faith formation, and care giving. We are not as yet an Open and Affirming Congregation, although we affirm non-heterosexual marriage in our wedding policy. Our membership is roughly 330, with an average attendance of 100+.

Stipend Expectation

This site meets the stipend expectation

Student Involvement

If you want to learn about ministry in a "typical" suburban Boston UCC congregational church, then The Dover Church is for you. While we are excited to work with seminarians in shaping an individualized learning program, we would encourage a generalist approach, in which the student would try everything from preaching and worship leadership, pastoral care and visitation, committee liaison and meeting participation, youth ministry, adult and children’s education, small group ministry, music, stewardship, fellowship, mission and service to our neighbors, presence in the community, and even travel to Haiti with our mission team.

Commitment to Educating Ministers

The Dover Church is committed to being a teaching parish, as we value the learning process of both the seminarian and the parish. having a seminairian opens parishioners eyes to the process of call to ministry and education. We learn about the latest trends in worship and theology. In turn, we feel we are an excellent laboratory for practical ministry. Moreover, we hope that having seminarians will plant the seed of ministry as an exciting and rewarding vocation among the children and youth of the congregation.

Contact Information

Maxwell
Olmstead
Title
Title: 
Senior Minister
17 Springdale Ave
PO Box 305
Dover
MA
2030
Phone
Phone: 
508-982-0422
Email

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