207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Visitor FAQ

full-churchWhat times are your worship services?

We worship together Sundays at 10:00 a.m. This is our traditional service – with familiar hymns, soaring music, and glorious worship.

We also have activities during the week including adult education programs, youth and children’s programs, and a variety of other activities. Many Hills Church activities are open to the general public.

What happens during a church service?

As you enter the church, a friendly usher will welcome you and give you an Order of Worship or bulletin to guide you through the service. All of our services feature reading, preaching, prayer, and music. At times, you will be invited to stand, sing, pray, greet your neighbor, be in silence, or read responsively.

Communion is offered the first Sunday of the month each month. Our communion table is open to everyone—baptized or not, confessed or not, sure or not, saint or sinner or a little of both. Communion consists of a small piece of bread and a small cup of grape juice.  These will be passed out to you by church deacons, and the ministers will prompt you when to eat and drink.

At all of our services we maintain the ancient Christian practice of receiving an offering to support the church’s ministries. We welcome your gifts and encourage everyone to live a life marked by generosity. If you are unable to give financially, please consider an offering of time or talent to the church, another organization, or a neighbor in need.

teaching_momentDo you offer childcare or Sunday School?

Yes!

For infants and toddlers, there is a fully staffed infant and toddler room, which will equip you with a beeper so you will know if you are needed during the service. Ushers will be glad to direct you there.

For children toddler and pre-K  have class during the worship service starting at 10:00 am. You would generally take your children to their respective classrooms before the service.

Children in grades Kindergarten through five typically stay in the service for about 15 minutes, and then are dismissed to their classrooms. On Communion Sundays grade 3-5 stay for communion.

Children sixth grade and above customarily stay for the full service.  During the worship service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday our 6:8 group have Bible study. There are special Jr. and Sr. Fellowship meeting times on Sunday nights, for middle school and high school students, respectively.

Can my child stay with me during the service?

Yes! And don’t worry. We are used to restless and fidgety children. Should your infant or child become exceedingly restless, there are rocking chairs and a limited play area in the Adams Board Room (which is located at the back left of the sanctuary – as you face the chancel).

What should I wear?

Some people come to church dressed formally, some people come dressed casually. In the Hills Church, we believe God cares about what is in your heart, not what you are wearing.

How long do services last?

Typically they last about 65 minutes, but sometimes go longer because of baptisms, communion, or other activities.

Is there a coffee hour or fellowship time after church?

Yes. And please come. During the colder months, there is coffee downstairs in the Assembly room. During warmer months with good weather, everyone gathers on the front lawn.

Feel free to approach anyone, including the ministers, and introduce yourself. We want you to feel welcome at the Hills Church.

Is the church accessible?

Yes, when coming to the church, you should drive around back, following the handicap signs up the ramp to the north entrance to the church. If you come alone, an usher can take your car to the parking lot and bring it back at the end of the service.

If you would like to park your car yourself, there is a handicap parking area in the large parking lot.  This parking area has easy access to a pedestrian ramp that leads to the west entrance. Go in the west entrance, and ask for directions to the elevator.  The elevator will take you to the second floor/sanctuary level of the church.

Need a Hearing Device, or Large Size Print?

Ask an usher.  They will be able to provide you with a hearing device or an over-sized Order of Worship – with both the service and all hymns in large print.

How can I get more information?

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Worship With Us

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.

Church School Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

 

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Wellesley Hills Congregational Church

207 Washington Street

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

781-235-4424