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207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
WHO WE ARE
We are a congregation of the United Church of Christ
The UCC is a denomination of many firsts
In 1785 we were the first denomination to ordain an African American minister
In 1853 we were the first denomination to ordain a woman minister
In 1972 we were the first denomination to ordain an openly gay minister
The Hills Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation, we welcome people of all ages and family configurations
Hills Church Racial Justice Working Group Vision Statement:
As people of faith and followers of Jesus, filled with
love, we seek a just world for all.
We were founded in 1847 in the Congregational Trinitarian tradition of New England, with an early commitment to abolition and other nineteenth-century reform movements such as temperance and urban missionary work.
We remain followers of Jesus, guided by the Holy Spirit, striving to carry out God’s will in the here and now.
Read a brief history of the Hills Church and see historical photographs and images of our beautiful building with its magnificent stained glass and art.
Our Vision and Mission
We are deeply committed to “the Congregational way” - a form of church governance that rests the mantle of authority and leadership upon its members, rather than upon an ecclesiastical hierarchy.
We are a non-doctrinal church grounded in the insights of the Protestant reformers. This means that while there are no “required beliefs” at the Hills Church, we find great truth and value in the Old and New Testaments and in the claim that it is God's way and will to love us. While we can never earn this love, it is ours nonetheless, given in Christ as a free gift from God.
We hold love at the center as a message for our worship together.
At the Hills Church, we stand as a church that is both traditional and progressive.
For 175 years we have formed our faith together across generations and we are committed to nurturing this faith for generations to come.
Hills Church Visioning Hallmarks
We invite you to explore the rest of our website to learn more about how we strive to live into these Hallmarks