Welcome to Church on the Hill!
Hospitality is that ancient art which understood, with new people come new stories, new interests, new ways to imagine the world. In this same spirit, we welcome whomever comes to the congregation to join in our common life, for one service or for many or forever--to join our ways and to help us make new ways. To worship God more fully, to follow Jesus more truly, to serve the gospel amidst God’s beloved creation more faithfully, and to participate in the building of the beloved community by being present with one another: this is our aim.
We have highlighted some key information in this section, but the best way to get to know Church on the Hill is to talk with the people here. Be in touch pastor, ask our greeters anything you like, or turn to the people in your pew to learn more about our life of worship, fellowship, and service together.
What times are your worship services?
Church on the Hill worships at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoons. This is a new time for us. Come help us discern whether this is also hallowed time
How do I get there? Where do I park?
Church on the Hill’s Meetinghouse is located at 169 Main Street, Lenox, MA. We have a small parking area, and you can also find parking on Greenwood Street just to our south.
What happens during worship?
An usher will greet you the narthex, just inside the door. You'll get a bulletin to guide you through the service. All our services feature Scripture, preaching, prayer, and music. At times, you will be asked to stand, sing, pray, greet your neighbor, be in silence, or read responsively.
Communion is offered on the first Sunday of the month, and at special services like Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday. Our communion table is open to everyone—baptized or not, confessed or not, sure or not, saint or sinner or a little of both.
At 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.
What should I wear?
Be yourself. Come as you are. You'll find people their in their "Sunday best." You'll find others dress more casually. So you decide.
How long do services last?
Worship services typically last an hour to an hour-and-a-quarter.
Is there a coffee hour or fellowship time after church?
Yes! After each worship service, there's a spread in the narthex that members plan and offer. Now that we're worshipping in the early evening, you'll find less coffee and more lemonade, and sometimes even a glass of wine, waiting for you as you like.
Is the church handicap accessible?
Yes. Though our 1805 building was apparently designed for hardy New Englanders who never aged or had knee trouble, we have added a ramp to the west side of the Meetinghouse to welcome those of us who use walkers and wheelchairs.
How can I get more information?
Please feel free to chat with the pastor or any of the lay leaders after a worship service. You may also call us at 413-637-1001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll answer all your questions.