CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, 1341 Edgell Road. Nondenominational. 10 a.m. service Sundays. Relevant Bible teaching, contemporary music, casual atmosphere, safe, fun and faith building for kids. CrossroadsFramingham.com.
ANNUNCIATION ORTHODOX CHURCH, Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese In America. OCA. 37 Washington St., Natick; Services: Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy (in English) Sunday at 10 a.m.; Children’s Church School at 10:45 a.m. Rector: Rev. Fr. Joseph Gallick; 508-655-7927. Website: www.aocnatick.org.
CHABAD CENTER OF NATICK 159 Boden Lane; Services: Friday night services; Saturday Shabbat services at 10 a.m., Children's services begin at 11 a.m., followed by sit-down kiddush; Shabbat afternoon services at sundown followed by study and then evening services. Sunday morning services at 8:30 a.m. Sunday Hebrew School 10 a.m. Weekly Torah classes on Wednesday evenings; Rabbi: Levi Fogelman; Phone: 508-650-1499. Website: www.ChabadNatick.com
CHARLES RIVER VINEYARD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, office address: 21 Eliot St.; Services: Sunday, 10 a.m., at the Eliot Montessori School, 5 Auburn St., Natick; Gina Praino. Phone: 508-318-6500.
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 113 Union St.., Service of Holy Communion Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Forum and Senior High School Conversations Sunday mornings at 9; coffee fellowship at 11:15 a.m.; Christ Lutheran Church Choir rehearsals Thursdays at 7:45 p.m. and Sundays at 9:15 a.m.; Child care available Sunday mornings; fully wheelchair accessible. Pastor: The Rev. Rebecca Bourret; Music Director: Tom Berryman; Telephone 508-315-3170; www.christnatick.org.
COMMON STREET SPIRITUAL CENTER, 13 Common St., Natick Center; Sunday Circles at 10:30 a.m.; other opportunities listed online. Come as you are; we welcome and affirm all people! We are an inclusive, love-centered community, rooted in Christian faith and open to all faiths. We seek to connect to our spiritual centers, and support one another in manifesting what flows out of our spiritual centers. Together we celebrate life through creativity and the arts, and work for peace, justice and the healing of nature. Our facility is fully handicapped accessible. Minister: the Rev. Ian Mevorach, Ph.D.; Music and Arts Director: Carolyn Waters; phone: 508-655-9636; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; website: www.CommonStreet.org; www.facebook.com/CommonStreetSpiritualCenter.
ELIOT CHURCH OF NATICK 45 Eliot St. (Rte. 16), South Natick. Church Office: 508-653-2244. Website: www.theeliotchurch.org. Minister: the Rev. Dr. Adam Tierney-Eliot. Music Director: Dr. Stephen James. Worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday school and youth group. The Eliot Church is a community church affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. We draw inspiration from many religious traditions, and we are an Open and Affirming Congregation. Visitors of all faiths are warmly welcomed. Our sanctuary is accessible to those with disabilities.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 123 Union St., Natick, phone 508-655-1575, website www.cschurchnatick.com. Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School for ages 19 and under at 10 a.m., with childcare also available Sunday morning. Wednesday Testimony Meeting at 7:30 p.m. shares experiences of healing through prayer, and gives gratitude to God. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM: Everyone is welcome Tuesday-Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-2 (closed holidays). 11 Washington St., Natick, phone 508-651-1689, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATICK, U.C.C., intersection of routes 27 and 135, 2 East Central St.; Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth Programs for grades seven through 12 Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Godly Play Sunday School for preschool to grade four and Connect for grades five and 6 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Victoria Alford Guest. 508-653-0971; admin@FirstChurchNatick.org; www.FirstChurchNatick.org. An Open and Affirming congregation. Handicap accessible.
FISK MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 106 Walnut St. We share God's light through prayer and witness and serve others through mission and outreach. We Welcome ALL! Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship schedule at 10:30 a.m. Professional Childcare available from from birth to age 5 during the Sunday School hour and worship service. Youth Fellowship Fisk First Fridays, 6:30-8:30. It's an all ages family game night will a simple shared meal. MYF Fellowship meets on the third Sunday every month Email our youth leaders at email@example.com. Adult and children's choir, mission and adult fellowship groups including United Methodist Women and Men. Prayer Shawl Ministry, opportunities to serve. Our pastor is the Rev. Alecia Reeves-Freeman and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call 508-653-1674 or visit our website at www.fiskumc.org.
HARTFORD STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 99 Hartford St.; Services: Sunday, 10 a.m.; Opportunity for Healing Prayer during Sunday services; Sacrament of Holy Communion first Sunday of every month; Minister: Rev. Eric Markman; 508-653-4839.
NATICK BAPTIST CHURCH, 247 West Central St. (behind Mass Diving); Services: Sunday, 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Sunday Natick Bible Training School, 10 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Study, 6 p.m.; Pastor: Dr. Clifford W. Cole; 508-653-6192; website: www.natickbaptistchurch.com.
NEW JERUSALEM BAPTIST CHURCH, 10 Frederick St.; Services: Sunday, 11 a.m.; Pastor: Percy L. Garrett Jr.; 508-620-7177.
SAINT LINUS CHURCH, 119 Hartford St.; Services: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday Masses, 9 a.m.; Holy Day: As Announced; Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday, 3-3:45 p.m.; Pastor: Rev. Michael MacEwen; 508-653-1093.
ST. PATRICK CHURCH, 44 East Central St. Services: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday Masses, 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Weekday Masses, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.; Holy Day: As Announced.; Rosary: Monday through Saturday, 7:40 a.m.; Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the Adoration Chapel located on Hayes Street; Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday, 3-3:45 p.m. and by appointment; Pastor: the Rev. Michael MacEwen; 508-653-1093.
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 39 East Central Street; Holy Eucharist Rite II; Services: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 5:15 p.m.; Childcare available; Youth group: Sunday evenings; Adult education, check website; Adult, youth and children’s choirs. The church is fully handicapped accessible. All are invited. Rector: The Rev. Jon C. Strand; Associate Rector: The Rev. Dr. Gale Davis. Phone 508-655-5880; www.stpaulsnatick.org; email@example.com
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 39 E. Central St.; Sunday Services; Holy Eucharist, Rite II 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir 10 a.m., Simply Sunday Eucharist 5:30 p.m. Adult Education and Church School for grades K-5 at 9:15 a.m. Youth Group and Confirmation at 4 p.m. Childcare available at 10 a.m. services. Following the 10 a.m. service, join for coffee hour. Fully handicapped accessible. Staff: the Rev. Dr. Gale Davis, interim priest; the Rev. Chris Visminas, interim pastoral associate; Ellen Oak, interim music minister; Julia Baker, director of parish operations. For information: 508-650-3521, ext. 100; www.stpaulsnatick.org.
TEMPLE ISRAEL OF NATICK, 145 Hartford St.; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:45 p.m., Saturday, 9:15 a.m.; Daily services: Monday and Thursday, 6:45 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.; Weekday evening services: 7:30 p.m.; Handicapped accessible; Rabbi: Daniel Liben; Rabbi Laureate: Harold Kushner; Cantor: Ken Richmond; 508-650-3521 x100.
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST 324 North Main St., Natick; Services: Sunday, 10 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages including teens and adult Bible study at 11:30; Devotional: Wednesday 7 – 7:45 p.m.; Phone 508-653-9678; The Natick Church of Christ is a non-denominational church focused on building spiritual growth and understanding through Bible teachings, Bible class conversation, and doing our best to apply what we learn to everyday life. See www.natickchurchofchrist.org for more information.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST AREA CHURCH, FIRST PARISH IN SHERBORN, 11 Washington St., (Rte. 16), www.uuac-sherborn.org, 508-653-1422. Worship services are held year round at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Minister: Rev. Nathan Detering.
BUDDHIST STUDY GROUP at Unitarian Universalist Area First Parish in Sherborn, 11 Washington St., (Rte. 16). We welcome your participation in our Buddhist Study Group. This is an opportunity for people to study Buddhist teachings and practice Buddhist meditation. The group meets Wednesday evenings from 7:15 - 9 p.m. with a meditation period beginning at 7:30 a.m. For further information, contact Alan Cantor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PILGRIM CHURCH, United Church of Christ, 25 South Main St.; welcomes all to Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. Senior Pastor Rev. John F. Hudson. Nursery care is available and church school meets during worship for children ages 3 through grade eight. New member classes are held in the fall and spring. Youth groups for middle school and high school students meet throughout the school year. Pilgrim church is a growing and vibrant congregational faith community that offers a wide range of spiritual growth and service opportunities such as weekly Bible study, a strong music program including chancel choir and hand bells, many small group, mission and outreach offerings. For further information please call 508-655-1667 or visit the website at www.pilgrimsherborn.org.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN SUDBURY (PCIS), 330 Concord Road; Phone: 978-443-9151; Pastor: Rev Desiree Lawson. Sunday Service hours: 10:30-11:30a.m. Adult Education: 9-10:20 a.m. Sermon Title: “Where are we going?” Scripture: Genesis 12:1 – 4a. Date: March 8. Description: What unnamed direction are you being led to? Abram and Sarai were instructed by God to “go to a land where I will show you.” God continues to test humanity to see what’s in our hearts. What would cause anyone to leave the security of family and community for an unknown future? We are in the habit of planning for our futures as if we know how things turn out. Where is your security? FUTURE EVENTS: Sunday Adult Education, 9-10:20 a.m. in the Chapel. How did you first learn the Gospel message? The chances are you heard it, from a relative, a friend, a preacher, or perhaps a Sunday school teacher. Someone told you. Great Conversation! Grow in Your Faith! No preparation is necessary. Everyone is welcome! The class provides opportunities for attendees to delve into the sermon-based scripture each week. Leader: Ron Ten-hove
COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH welcomes you to worship under the spiritual leadership of the Rev. Rebecca Cho. Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Children join us for the first part of the service, through the Children’s Message, and then proceed to Church School. A time for fellowship and refreshment follows the service in Fellowship Hall. Many ongoing opportunities for education, self-reflection, outreach, and fellowship are offered. Create and Relate meets on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Come and share while we create prayer shawls and other community service projects or bring your own project. Midweek Bible Study is held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. in the church parlor. Wednesday morning meditation phone calls are at 7:30 a.m. The calls last no longer than 15 minutes, and it is an opportunity to offer up prayer requests or just listen and be in prayer. To join in dial 1-857-232-0156 between 7:25 and 7:30 a.m. At the prompt enter 743070, and you will be joined with the group. Everyone is welcome to our Community breakfasts at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month in Fellowship Hall. Come for good food and fellowship. Preparation for the Waltham Soup Kitchen takes place on the second Friday of the month at 1 p.m. in the church kitchen. CUMC is strongly committed to community outreach and service. If you are looking for an active church home, family-friendly and dedicated to enriching the spiritual growth of all generations, we enthusiastically invite you to share this one with us. We are handicapped accessible. Community United Methodist Church is at 80 Main St. in Wayland, and there is parking at the rear of the church. For more information, visit www.cumcwayland.org, telephone 508-653-0577, or email email@example.com.
TRINITARIAN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH This Sunday, March 8, Kyle Smethurst, Pastor of Family Ministries, will continue the sermon series, “Journey to Jerusalem” based on the Gospel of Luke. There are two worship services at 9:30 and 11:05 a.m. Children and youth can engage on Sunday mornings in the following programs: Live the Adventure (LTA), a fun, age appropriate educational program for children preschool through grade five, meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and continues throughout the year. Loving care is provided for children in the nursery and crib rooms at 9:30 a.m. Student Ministries Worship Service, for youth in grades six through 12, is usually held each Sunday during the school year at 9:30 a.m. in Bradford Hall. Wednesday Morning Bible Study with the Rev. Allan Baldwin has resumed; registration is not required, and all are welcome to join us at 9:30 am. Registration remains open for two women’s programs at TCC: Women’s Bible Study (WBS). All are welcome to join us! Thursdays, 9:15-11 a.m. Registration and questions? Please go to TCCWBS@gmail.com or call the church office at 508-358-7717. Mom to Mom (MTM). This program supports and encourages moms in the Metrowest community who have infants, pre-schoolers, elementary age or adolescent age children and meets on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:15 a.m. For more information and online registration, go to www.MomToMomWayland.org.
ELMWOOD CHAPEL, located at 42 Elmwood Road, Wellesley. To accommodate families of all ages, Junior Church and Nursery are also available. Elmwood Chapel is handicap accessible. For further information, please contact the church office at 781-235-6025, or visit us on line at www.elmwoodchapel.org.
QUAKERS (Religious Society of Friends), 26 Benvenue St., Wellesley. Sunday meeting for worship 10 to 11 a.m.; followed by coffee and fellowship. Religious education program for preschool through high school is at the same time as worship. Quakers experience that of God in everyone. All are welcome. For more information, go to www.wellesleyfriendsmeeting.org or call 508-651-1593.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF WELLESLEY, 309 Washington St., A welcoming congregation. Summer Services: Childcare is available for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
WESTGATE CHURCH (Evangelical Free), 100 Winter St., Weston (off of Rte. 30 in Weston). Our morning worship service on Sunday, March 8 will begin at 10:30 a.m. with childcare and Kids' Worship for children through grade five. We will have a very special Installation Service for Pastor Bruce Daggett and Pastor Travis Vaclavik.