Celebrate Milestones

The church is a place where many of life’s most important moments are celebrated, from birth, to marriage, to death. The church becomes a home to carry people from cradle to grave. To mark the important moments in life we take pause and give thanks to God. Our doors are open to all who seek a Christian celebration of life’s important moments. All are invited to come and partake in the rituals of Christian life.

Baptism

In our congregation we baptize infants, children, and adults. We baptize into the faith and family of Jesus Christ and believe that baptism is the outward and visible sign of God’s grace in our lives. We invite people to visit us for an experience of worship and ask to meet with the pastor and a member of the diaconate so that we may welcome you and reflect on baptism together. (Feel free to call ahead at 978.663.8433 or click below, or just come.) We welcome all and look forward to walking with you on your faith journey. Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me and do not hinder them.” We strive to provide an accessible and uplifting faith experience for young and old alike.​

Funerals and Memorial Services

God is near as we grieve the loss of a loved one. We believe that each life is a gift from God and should be celebrated. Rev. Dr. Katherine Adams works with loved ones to provide a personalized worship service that brings honor to one’s life and brings glory to God. We work closely with our local funeral homes and will assist in any way that we can.

Communion

We celebrate Holy Communion or The Lord’s Supper as a commemorative meal that remembers Jesus’ Last Supper. Our Communion celebrations are on the first Sunday of the month during our 10 AM worship, and weekly at our 7 PM service on Wednesday (from September through June.) We believe in an open table where all are welcomed to partake in Jesus’ blessing.​ Click below to read more about worship and communion.

Ordination

We journey with those who feel called by God to serve as ordained members of the clergy. We believe that there is a three-way call for ordination—a call between a person, God, and a body of Christ. If you feel that God is calling you to something more, don’t run and hide (as so many of the prophets did) but come and speak with Rev. Dr. Katherine Adams or a member of the diaconate. The journey of education and service is fulfilling.​

Marriage

We participate in a three-way covenant of marriage, a covenant between two people and God. The pastor works with the couple to prepare for marriage and officiates at the ceremony. The Rev. Dr. Katherine Adams joyfully officiates for people of all genders—LGBTQ+ folks welcome! Rev. Katherine enjoys working with couples to build a toolbox that will support the marriage during the inevitable storms of life. It’s best to contact the church between six months to a year before the wedding by calling 978.663.8433 or clicking below. There is flexibility depending on the need. May we be among the first to congratulate you on your engagement!

Confirmation

Our youth are invited to confirm the baptismal vows that their parents made for them. All who were baptized here, have participated in Sunday School, or attend worship are invited to be a part of a Confirmation class. The class provides a background in Christian thought and practice and encourages lives that seek to follow Jesus’ teachings. Mentors accompany each member of the class and help to bridge the journey from learning to living the faith. Rev. Dr. Katherine Adams or a member of the Christian Education Ministry would love to talk with you about the Confirmation process.​

Prayers with the Dying

We offer to pray with those who are on their final journey in this life. The words of Jesus offer promises of the life to come and accentuate our hope and desire for eternal life. We will walk with you as you journey back to God, and walk with families before and after death. ​