What to Expect

When you attend Sunday worship at Roslindale Congregational Church, UCC, you will see a rainbow flag flying out front and stairs with a sturdy railing to the front door. We are Open and Affirming but not yet universally accessible.*

Piano or organ music start the service at 10:00 a.m., while choir and pastor process down the aisle. The New Century Hymnal is used during worship with classic hymns, newer hymns, and spirituals sung regularly. Scripture is shared through reading and song. Thoughtful preaching brings the lessons and challenges of the Christian faith to life. Prayer is a central part of worship with churchgoers and the pastor sharing prayers aloud together and in silence. Communion is offered the first Sunday of every month.

Children come from Sunday School to join the congregation late in the service to bring the offering forward and pray over it with the worship leader. There are rhythm instruments available in the pews. At the end of the service the back doors of the sanctuary are opened to the fellowship hall, where all are invited to gather for snacks, coffee/tea and fellowship—traditionally known as coffee hour. You can expect services to be generally 60 minutes—sometimes a little less, sometimes when the Spirit moves, a little longer.

*We are planning and saving and working towards the day we can renovate to make the building accessible to all.