We are a community of people from a variety of backgrounds who have a desire to explore what it means to follow Jesus Christ and to actively love our neighbors. Our community includes people who have been following Christ for many years, some who are new to faith, and some who are exploring Christianity for the first time.
Sunday Gatherings are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m
16 Beech St
Cambridge, MA 02140.
We welcome children of all ages at Hope. There is infant and toddler child care available during the 9 a.m. service as well as children's classes for kids preschool to high school at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. We use a check-in system when your kids go to their classes, so let the Children's Ministry volunteer know if it's your first time to drop your kids off. Click here for more information on children's classes.
Here are a few common questions:
How should I dress?
We welcome you to dress comfortably and be yourself.
What do I do when I get there?
When you walk in the front doors a friendly person will greet you, give you a program (what we call a Worship Guide) and answer any questions that you might have. You can enter the sanctuary and find a seat, or you can head to the back of the sanctuary for some refreshments.
What happens during the gathering?
The Worship Guide you receive will give you an idea of what to expect during our time together. Please take a moment to complete the Connection Card that you will find in your guide and place it in the offering basket later in the service. The card is a way for us to learn a little bit about you. We promise that we won’t show up at your door, but we will send you a free gift during the next week in exchange for the card.
We want you to enjoy your time with us so we encourage you to participate as much or as little as you like. You can meet a lot of new people seated around you or choose to remain anonymous at first if you prefer. We’ll give some simple instructions throughout the service to let you know when to stand or sit. During our time together we will sing, pray, read Scripture, and hear a message that is both Biblical and practical. The service usually lasts about 75 minutes. We would love for you to hang around for a little while after the service. Refreshments are available each week, and our people love to spend time meeting newcomers and catching up with friends.
If I drive, where can I park?
There is some parking available in our lot on the East side of the building. However, there are only a handful of those spots available and they fill up quickly. On Sundays, parking is available on the street without a permit, but please be mindful of not blocking nearby driveways. If no parking is available in the lot or on the street, there is free parking a couple of blocks away at the Kennedy Elementary School on Elm Street. If you prefer not to drive, you can find information here for taking the bus or subway.