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Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers!)

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Baptism

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Getting to know us

  • How will I get to meet the members of PCD?

    At the end of each service people gather for a while to socialize. Normally, a fellowship time takes place on the second Sunday of each month, unless there is a special celebration. Snacks and beverages are served and there is opportunity to talk to members. 

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Parking

  • Where do I park?
    You may park on the street around the church or in the lot of the Dover Public Library across from our front doors on State Street.

The Presbyterian Church

  • Who are Presbyterians?

    Our name comes from the Greek word, “presbyteros,” which means “elder,” reflecting the fact that our congregations are governed by elected and ordained elders. We trace our faith ancestry to the teachings of the Reformed family of protestant churches, especially as developed by John Calvin (Switzerland) and John Knox (Scotland). Our primary theological identification is our belief that God’s grace is freely given through God’s great love for us (not earned by our works), and our response is our gratitude, expressed in service to others.

Worship

  • When are worship services at the Presbyterian Church of Dover?

    During the normal school year, church school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship begins at 10:55a.m. For the summer season, a hymn sing begins at 9:40 a.m. and worship begins at 9:55 a.m.

  • What is worship like at the Presbyterian Church of Dover?
    Our worship service could be characterized as “traditional,” in that we sing most hymns to organ accompaniment, and use a paper bulletin for our order of worship. We have choirs (Chancel, Intergenerational, Children’s, handbells, chimes) who help lead us in worship. We also use acoustic, wind, and brass instruments, as well as percussion from time to time.   Our worship follows the seasons of the liturgical (church) year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, All Saints’ Sunday, Christ the King Sunday. The pastor wears a robe and stole, and is assisted each Sunday by a lay leader. Worship generally lasts an hour or a bit longer.
  • Are there activities for children during worship?

    A special Time for Young Christians takes place during the worship service after which small children may adjourn to Children's Church every Sunday except when communion is celebrated.