NEW TO CHURCH
Welcome to the
Church of Christ, Congregational!
WE WANT TO MAKE VISITING EASIER FOR YOU
Visiting a church for the first time can feel awkward and we want to make it as comfortable as possible. Here are some things that might make visiting us in person easier.
We hope you'll take some time to browse around the website and, of course, we hope you'll choose to be our guest. You are welcome here!
We gather for our worship service (what in the Roman Catholic Church is called Mass) on Sunday mornings at 10am.
When the service is over, we invite everyone to gather in the social hall (we call it our Fellowship Hall) for coffee, juice and snacks. It is our time for hanging out together and catching up with friends. You are welcome to come in and grab a cup of coffee and meet some new people.
People dress in a variety of ways from jeans and t-shirts to suits and ties. We want you to be comfortable.
The service usually lasts about one hour. It starts with community announcements and includes singing (don’t worry - we give you all the words!), Bible readings, prayers, and a sermon. Sometimes we have special events going on like a baptism, new member reception, or confirmation. It all depends on the day.
There is almost always something going on at the Church of Christ in Millis. Community groups use the space for scouting events, community choral rehearsals, AA meetings and a variety of other uses. There are a number of small groups within the church that meet weekly or monthly as well. We offer many ways to meet people and get involved.
For children we offer a special children’s message and then the kids usually go into the classrooms to learn more about God in an age appropriate lesson. Some children stay with their families in the sanctuary but most find it more fun to go to Sunday school. More information about Sunday school can be found here.
On the first Sunday of the month, we celebrate the sacrament of the Lord's Supper (Eucharist). In our tradition, the deacons of the church usually bring the cups and bread to the people in the seats. Everyone is invited to participate in the sacrament - members, guests, kids...everyone! So you are free to partake, but you are also free to pass and just watch.