Welcome to Oak Hill! We know that visiting a church for the first time can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, which is why we want you to know what to expect when you visit us. The following questions and answers will help make your first and subsequent visits easier.
WHEN SHOULD I SHOW UP?
Our Sunday worship services start at 9:30 AM. Whether you are here early or arriving when the service begins, visitor parking can be found near the double glass door entrance. Come on in and you will be warmly greeted, given a program, and directed toward available seats.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Before you know it the worship band will begin playing and people will start singing. Don’t know the song? That’s okay! The words are projected and the songs are often repeated and before long it will become more familiar to you. We will sing for a little while, and somewhere before, during, or afterward, people are given an opportunity to say hello to one another. Don’t worry! Even though Oak Hill people are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, no one will force you out of your comfort zone.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Our services are not formal and we encourage people to dress casually in keeping with the laid back New England lifestyle, so come dressed however you feel comfortable. We’re thrilled that you’re joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you’re wearing. Dressed up or dressed down, we have a variety of styles at our services.
DO I HAVE TO GIVE AN OFFERING?
Each week, we take an offering that goes to support mission work, programs, staff, and our facility and grounds. This church is funded entirely by people’s giving. We don’t raise money for our budget through sales or suppers, but by the tithes and offerings of those who call this church home. As a guest, please do not feel any pressure to give. In fact, we discourage it. Giving and tithing is an act of worship for our regular attendees, allowing them to thank God for the work he is doing in their lives. If Oak Hill becomes a place you call home, then we encourage you to give. Until then, there is no obligation.
ARE THERE KIDS PROGRAMS AVAILABLE?
Yes! If you wish, you can bring your children to our nursery before the service, which is staffed by certified adult workers. Our volunteers undergo a background check and are trained in CPR. The nursery is a secure and sanitary environment.
During the service we have a program called Children’s Church for children ages 3 through 5th grade. These children are dismissed from the service just before the conversation time. The kids program is run by an adult who has been cori checked and one to two youth volunteers.
WHAT WILL THE SERVICE BE LIKE?
After children are dismissed for Children’s Church, one of the pastors or elders will share teaching from the Bible. We call these weekly conversations, because they are more conversational and focus on explaining the Bible through a series lasting from three to eight weeks, on a variety of topics. Each conversation lasts about 30 minutes. On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate Communion to remember the death of Jesus on the cross.
DO YOU OFFER ANYTHING ELSE?
After Sunday worship, we offer classes on Sunday mornings from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. These are opportunities for spiritual growth for various age groups for children – adults. Additional opportunities for spiritual growth take place during the week.
HOW DO I GET THERE? We are located at 40 Sacarrappa Road, Oxford, MA 01540