Brookline, Mass., March 1 - Highrock Brookline announced today that Kat Hampson will become its new Lead Pastor following a vote at a members’ meeting on February 28, 2021.
After almost 16 months of worshipping together virtually, Highrock Brookline is proud to take the next step in our REGATHERING PLAN, to start meeting again in-person for Sunday morning services, starting July 11, at the Brookline Teen Center.
Please read through the plan details below, and then RSVP for Sunday worship services, consider signing up to help with many of the new ministry needs that make gatherings possible.
Weekly indoor worship services to be held starting Sunday, July 11 at 10:30am
40 Aspinwall Avenue, Brookline, MA 02446 (Brookline Teen Center)
Most of our in-person services during the summer will be hybrid. They will feature all of the regular elements of a Highrock service, in a mixture of live and recorded components. Congregants will be invited to sing along with live worship music. We will also be providing space for meaningful ways to connect during and after the service. There will be an emphasis on hospitality, building community, and being a “learning lab” for re-launching as a church.
Families are welcome and will be worshipping together! Kidsrock and Youth programs will begin at a later date in the later summer into Fall, but there will be caregiver access to a nursery/cry room as well as kids’ activity packets to keep our young ones engaged through the service.
An RSVP is requested to aid in the planning of each service.
As part of BTC’s protocol, we will ask that everyone over the age of 5 continue to wear masks within the building for in-person services. While we will not ask for proof of vaccination, we ask and expect all members and regular attenders to be vaccinated if eligible and able to get a vaccine appointment. We do so in the spirit of hospitality and love for each other and our neighbor. For more information about our reopening plan, please see our FAQ.
As we emerge from a year of primarily engaging worship at home through a screen, this is a time for us to remember that church is not a product we consume. The point of a worship service is not to serve us, and our comfort and convenience. Rather, the point of the worship service is to serve God with gifts of our worship, our attention, our prayers and praise. The worship gathering of God's people is enabled as we serve God by offering our gifts in ministry. Let's move into this new season with a renewed spirit of serving our good and gracious God!