When you enter the Hammond Street Congregational Church on Sunday morning, you will be greeted by one of our deacons, welcomed in, and directed to the Sanctuary. Ushers will greet you as you enter the Sanctuary and provide you with the Sunday Bulletin. Those with small children will receive information about the adjacent nursery. A limited number of hearing devices and large print bulletins are available and the ushers will be happy to help seat you, should you like that help.
The Bulletin provides you with all the hymn references and the call and response prayers, as well as announcements of upcoming events.
Sunday School age children generally remain with adults until the conclusion of the Children’s Moment when their teachers accompany them to class.
We remain in our seats until the conclusion of the Postlude and then all are welcome to join Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall downstairs.
There are chair lifts in the front of the church and enclosed platform lifts accessible from the rear entrance. Restrooms are located at the front and back on the lower level.
The inclusion of children in worship is of great importance. We welcome children by encouraging families to bring their children of all ages to worship, welcoming them as an important part of our worshipping community. We believe worship is one of the basic ways people learn what it means to experience God in our lives. Children learn they belong to Christ and are welcome in church. Children learn worship by participating with the congregation every Sunday. During the Children’s Moment, they come forward and hear messages about God’s love and examples of Biblical stories in a way they can comprehend. The Children’s Moment ends with a prayer and the older children go off to their Sunday School, while the young ones return to the nursery.
The nursery is open at 9:30 AM and provides loving and supportive childcare for newborn to age four.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Nancy Smith and Kathy Frazier have wonderful learning opportunities for both younger (5-10) and older (11-18) children every Sunday after the Children’s Message. They welcome all your children to join them for a fun and enlightening experience.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6