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 in the back parking lot. Come on in! Our volunteers are ready to greet you and help assist you in any way. We currently have seating clusters setup (three feet apart) available for households to sit together. Masks are not required, but available if you would like one. We encourage anyone who is not feeling well, or has been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19 to join us online.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Our worship services are central to the life of our church. The service lasts around 90 minutes during which you will hear hymns, contemporary worship music, and special music. We have time for prayer, announcements, birthdays and anniversaries, and a sermon. Our Pastor preaches from the Bible; expounding on the truths of God’s Word and applying it to our congregation. This sometimes is a call to action, a call to belief, or a call to self-reflection. No matter what the sermon application is, you can trust that it will come from scripture and grounded in Christ.
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. There isn't a designated time for giving during the service, members are welcome to put their offering in the plates on the back table as they feel led. Online giving is also available here.
ARE THERE KIDS PROGRAMS AVAILABLE?
We encourage families to worship together! We also provide nursery for children newborn to three as well as a children's lesson for kids ages 4-9 during the message.
Every other Thursday, our Youth Ministry team hosts a Youth Group for grades 6-12.
WHAT WILL THE SERVICE BE LIKE?
Before you know it the worship team 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 sing a mix of contemporary worship songs and hymns, pray together, and one of the pastors 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 proclaim the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. All those who profess Jesus as Lord are invited to participate.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SERVICE?
If you have any questions about what was shared during the service, you are encouraged to talk with one of the pastors. If you would like to have someone pray with you, any one of our ministry leaders would love the opportunity to do that.
HOW DO I GET THERE? We are located at 40 Sacarrappa Road, Oxford, MA 01540