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Sunday Morning Worship

Every Sunday @ 11am

Our classic Sunday morning service combines relevant biblical preaching, great music, and space for prayer.

We worship God joyfully, engagingly, intelligently, and intergenerationally.

Where do I park?

There is street parking available all around the church.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code – come just as you are. We tend to be a casual bunch.

Can I come with my family?

Yes! We begin worship as a full intergenerational community. After the youth message, children in 5th grade and below are welcome (but not required) to go downstairs to Sunday School or child care.

Am I expected to participate in the offering?

No. We don’t invite you to Hillside for your money. We want our worship to be a gift to you.

That said, we’ve never turned down a donation! 😉

Do I have to stand up and say anything?

No, you sure don’t. We do have a free gift for each guest available in the entryway.

Can I take communion?

Yes! At Hillside we celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month. We believe that communion is a representation of Jesus’ radical, inclusive love. If you have a desire to know or experience this love, you are welcome to come forward and participate.

Is this a cult?

Hardly! We’re a member of the United Church of Christ, the most progressive Christian denomination in the U.S. and the largest denomination in New England.

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Dinner Church

Dinner Church is on hiatus for the fall

Dinner Church is like no church service you’ve been to before. Rather than gathering in pews, we gather around good food, good music, and great conversation.

Think worship meets Thanksgiving dinner.

Why dinner church?

Traditional worship services aren’t for everyone. For some, connecting with God is easiest to do in an intimate setting and in the midst of deep conversations. That’s exactly the kind of space we are looking to create at dinner church.

Where'd this whole dinner church idea come from?

While gathering around a table in Christian fellowship is as old as the religion itself, Hillside’s dinner church service is an offshoot of Simple Church in Grafton, MA. Simple Church’s entire worship life revolves around this inspired model of worship.

Do I have to bring something to eat?

No! Soup and bread are always provided. If you have time to whip up a delectable side dish – we certainly won’t stop you!

Can I come with my family?

Yes. Dinner Church is a fun and beautiful experience. When there are enough youth we set up a special table so that they can engage in the experience in their own way while the adults have more in depth conversations.