An American Baptist Church
A Welcoming and Affirming Church, A Safe Space For All

What to Expect

Are you planning to visit with us in worship for the first time?

Where do I park?

Our main parking lot entrance is off of Salisbury St. Overflow parking is available across the street or behind the church in the WPI parking garage. Entrances to the church are located along the main parking lot. The doors closer to Salisbury St. access the historic Sanctuary while the main entrance down the sidewalk leads to education and fellowship spaces.

When you arrive

When you enter our campus through one of the  doors near the Salisbury St. entrance, you will be greeted by an usher who will give you an Order of Worship which includes church announcements and guidance to participate in worship. The worship service begins at 10:00 am and usually lasts about an hour.

What if I have children?

Children are always welcome in worship! We have a well-equipped and staffed nursery available for infants and toddlers in the education wing. An usher will be pleased to show you to our childcare room. Parents are also welcome to keep their toddlers and infants with them throughout the worship service.

Older children are welcome to sit with their parents during worship. The Moment of Wonder in worship is a time for the children to gather at the font of the church for a lesson crafted for them. Following the Moment of Wonder, children are invited to attend Sunday School or to return to their parents.

What happens during worship?

Our ministers and members participate in leading different parts of the worship service. We sing hymns, recite prayers, listen to Bible readings and special music, participate in giving and learn from a sermon.  Once a month, we celebrate Communion in worship.

May I take Communion?
Yes, you can. We welcome everyone to share in communion with us. We serve the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month. The church practices OPEN COMMUNION, which means that anyone who wishes to may partake of the bread and the juice. You do not have to be a member to participate.

Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms may be found by entering the hallway through the doors to your right in the front of the sanctuary (near the pulpit). The nearest restroom is in the Going Library which is  on the right as you walk up the stairs and down the hallway. There are also restrooms on the lower level of the church, which you can reach by taking the elevator (to level BR).

Fellowship Hour

Everyone is invited to join us for our Fellowship Hour following worship! We love to meet visitors and greet each other after worship. Fair trade coffee, tea and light refreshments are served in Gordon Hall just outside the Sanctuary. On many Sundays, programming of a variety of interests follows the time of fellowship.