Church on the Hill Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will take place at 5:00 PM at the Meetinghouse, 169 Main Street, Lenox. It will be a traditional service of lessons and carols with instrumental music provided by guest musicians. This is an ecumenical service and all are welcome!
At the close of the service we will lower the sanctuary lights, and the ushers will pass a candle lit from the Christ candle to light our individual candles as we sing Silent Night so all may share in the joy of Christ's birth.
Please join us!
Richard Damon — accomplished organist, graduate of Stanford University, and currently organist and composer at Grace Episcopal Church, in Amherst, MA. — will present a concert on the Hilborne Roosevelt Organ at First Congregational Church of Great Barrington (251 Main Street) on Sunday, 29 October 2017, 4:00pm.
The program will include works of Buxtehude, Walther, Bach, Franck, Pierné, Willan, Chausson, and Scott Joplin, and will conclude with a hymn sing of Amazing Grace, arranged by Mr. Damon. (Click here to see program.)
An offering will be received and be given to the People’s Pantry of Great Barrington.Read more
“What was once a reason for rupture and alienation becomes an opportunity for repair and greater intimacy. A life that seemed littered with obstacles and antagonism is suddenly filled with opportunity and love.” (Desmond & Mpho Tutu, The Book of Forgiving)Read more
We are on a path to invigorate and extend our Church's mission, by forming a partnership. Doing so will depend on church members getting a deeper, clearer sense of all that we have to offer the community. A number of our members have been doing exactly that, and their efforts have produced a "Church on the Hill Case Statement."Read more
On June 24th Church on the Hill held an "Asset Mapping" event, as an important step in moving toward building partnerships that will extend our mission in the Berkshires. The Asset Mapping was led by our consultants, Partners for Sacred Places, who recently released a report.Read more
Local citizens have arranged a rare opportunity to voice our concerns on national policies directly to one of our elected leaders. Representative Richard Neal is the Ranking Member on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.
The Town Hall will take place on Friday, September 15 at 5:30 at the Robert Boland Theater in the Koussevitsky Art Center at BCC in Pittsfield. Questions on any and all topics will be taken.Read more
HUNGER BRIGADES HIT THE STREETS: SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
Interfaith volunteers to collect funds on Park Square and Berkshire Crossing
Pastor John's letter to the editor in the Berkshire Eagle, 7/29/2017:
To the editor:
As pastor of Church on the Hill in Lenox, an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ — and as a son, grandson, and nephew to persons who have served in the U.S. armed forces — I repudiate and denounce the White House’s move to deny transgender persons the privilege and right to serve in our nation’s military.
In our church we believe and teach that human beings are made in God’s image: that humans of every gender expression and sexual identity are expressions of the unlimited diversity and beauty of our Creator.Read more
We're of course familiar with the mission travels of St. Paul, who carried the gospel through the ancient Near East and across the Mediterranean Sea. But our own Paul Carter is regularly "refiring" his life by taking his modern-day mission travels. Currently he is visiting our neighbors in Mexico, and writes the following:Read more
“Gospel Truth” (The Rabbi, The Priest, The Reverend and The Pastor)
Three Sessions of study at Temple Anshe Amunim
Starting on June 28, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.Read more