CHURCHES IN THE AREA
Though HCFA is an organization that connects you with other Christian students on campus, we do not conduct Sunday services nor do we believe that we can be a sufficient substitute for a church. Listed below are just a few of the many great churches you can check out in the Greater Boston Area. We encourage you to explore and find a community in which you can develop your faith and to which you can contribute.
We try to keep this page updated, but if you ever find that any service times have changed, or would like us to add another church you're familiar with, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
"Aletheia is more than just a meeting to attend. It’s a diverse, growing spiritual family to be a part of, centered on the person and mission of Jesus Christ. We’re actively working to build a great city, renewed by the truth, grace, and changing power of the gospel. We would love to see you on a Sunday soon!"
Services: Sundays at 9:00am, 10:20am, and 11:40am at the Cambridge YMCA (820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA); 5:30pm at the Courtyard Marriott in Boston (275 Tremont St, Boston, MA)
Antioch Church In Brighton (formerly Community of Faith Christian Fellowship)
"At Antioch Community Church Brighton we aim to be people who are Loving God, Sharing Life, and Proclaiming Jesus. Our entire vision is summed up in these three statements. They are short and easy to remember; and by God's grace, we aim to live them out every day!"
Service: Sundays at 10:30am, at Thomas Edison School (60 Glenmont Road Brighton, MA 02135)
Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC)
"Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC) is an urban church that strives to honor God by living as a body of Christ in Cambridge by loving God, His Church, and our community. We seek to preach and teach the gospel and to encourage the church to live out a life in accordance with Scripture. As individuals and as a church, we seek to pour out our lives for the city, that God may be known in Cambridge, Boston, and all the earth."
Services: Sundays at 9:00am and 1:30pm (234 Franklin Street Cambridge, MA 02139)
"Grace Chapel is a non-denominational, multicultural church that began in 1948, when a few families in Lexington, Massachusetts started weekly meetings in their homes for a time of worship, Bible study, and prayer. Since incorporating in 1956, the Grace Chapel congregation has steadily grown from a few dozen people in rented space in Lexington to over 4,000 people attending Sunday services and midweek ministries at our five campuses: Lexington, Wilmington, Watertown, East Lexington (2014), and Foxboro (2017)."
Services: Sundays at 9:15am and 11:00am, online livestream here.
"Hilltop Church was born out of a prayer meeting that began in 2006. For the past seven years we have been praying for another Great Awakening to sweep Boston, New England, and the college campuses of the North East."
Service: Sundays at 10am in the Courtyard Marriott Hotel Waterfront Ballroom (3rd floor) (777 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA)
Park Street Church
"'We hereby covenant and engage ... to give up ourselves unto the Lord ... to unite together into one body for the public worship of God, and the mutual edification one of another in the fellowship of the Lord Jesus: exhorting, reproving, comforting and watching over each other, for mutual edification; looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of ... our Savior Jesus ...' (from the Articles of Faith and Government, adopted on Feb. 23, 1809)"
Services: Sundays at 8:30am, 11:00am, and 4:00pm (1 Park St, Boston, MA 02108)
St. Paul Parish
"Welcome to historic St. Paul Catholic Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our parish family extends past Harvard Square and the city of Boston to the suburbs and beyond! Music has always been integral to worship at St. Paul’s, and the Saint Paul’s Choir School, the only Catholic boys’ choir school in America, provides for the church’s Choir of boys and men. This rare traditional Choir sings great Catholic music in service to the liturgy at the 11:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday of the school term, while one of the boys’ Choirs sings at the 12:10 p.m. Mass Tuesday through Friday, the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass, and Vespers at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. The third component of St. Paul Parish is the Harvard Catholic Center, an active chaplaincy to undergraduates and graduate and professional students at Harvard University and other academic institutions in the area. A special Mass for students is held Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., and other liturgies are celebrated at the various Harvard graduate schools. Please see the links to Harvard Catholic websites. I invite you to visit St. Paul’s when you are in the Cambridge area (a map is available) and to become part of our community of believers. Our website includes a parish calendar that will let you know of the various events taking place at St. Paul Parish."
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm (including Children’s Liturgy of the Word) Sunday Mass: 7:30am, 9:30am (Parish Adult Choir), 11:00am (St. Paul’s Choir of boys and men), 5:00pm (University community - during academic year) Daily Mass: Monday - Friday: 8:00am, 12:10pm; Saturday at 9:00am Reconciliation: Saturday: 3:00 - 4:30pm, or by appointment; Thursday: 1:30 - 3:30pm (during Academic year) Address: 29 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Abundant Grace Church of Boston
"Abundant Grace Church of Boston is part of a network of churches called Newfrontiers, a global movement of charismatic churches who believe in both the power of the Holy Spirit and the supremacy of God’s Word. This movement has a heart for evangelism, church planting, and helping the poor, with the goal of spreading the Good News of the Gospel to all peoples. We are a non-denominational church and we purpose to unite with our fellow believers across the city through all denominations and cultures."
Services: Sundays at 10:30am in the PSF Community Center building (640 Washington St. Brighton, MA 02135)
Antioch Baptist Church
"At Antioch Baptist, we work to build up God’s church based on biblical models: We view the church as a body, in which all members are connected with each other and to God through Christ, the head. And we regard the church as the family of God, in which all members are related to each other and to God the Father through the blood of Jesus Christ. This ideal of unity and love can become reality when we allow our faith in Jesus Christ to permeate all areas of our lives, from home to school to work."
Service: Sundays at 12:00pm in Washburn Auditorium, Lesley University (10 Phillips Place Cambridge, MA 02138)
Boston Chinese Evangelical Church (BCEC)
"The Boston Chinese Evangelical Church is a Bible-believing, non-denominational, local body of believers whose purpose is to glorify God through worshipping God, edifying believers, and sharing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by word and deed to the Greater Boston Chinese community and the world, as guided by the Bible and the Holy Spirit."
Services: Sundays at 9:15am (English), 11:15am in Josiah Quincy School's Auditorium (885 Washington St, Boston, MA); 9:15am (Mandarin), 11:00am (Cantonese) at Main Church Sanctuary (249 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA)
Citylife Presbyterian Church
"Citylife Church seeks to expand God’s Kingdom in the city of Boston and beyond. We hope to bring renewal in every sphere of life by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to foster a community of love that reaches out with the historic Christian truths of the Gospel. We welcome skeptics, seekers, and those who share the church’s vision to be a Gospel-oriented, outwardly-faced community of God’s grace."
Service: Sundays at 10:30am at Revere Hotel Boston Common 6th Floor (The Gallery) (200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA)
Vision: "To see God transforming every neighborhood and institution in Greater Boston through locally-focused congregations who live and love in such a compelling and Christ-like way that our neighbors are challenged to seriously consider the claims of Christ, be reconciled to God, engage in Christian community, and serve others in the unique ways God designed them to, so that Boston becomes a “city on a hill” that will be a blessing to the world."
"We are a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world."
Service: Sundays at 5:15pm* at St Paul's Christian Life Center (85 Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge) *Note: there are more services at Highrock's Arlington location, which can be viewed on their website.
"Warm, friendly, inspiring, powerful – these are some of the words we hear from our guests as they explain their first Journey experience. With a simple focus on worship and the Bible, you’ll have the chance to experience the transforming love of Jesus Christ. And each service is designed with your friends in mind so you can invite them to check it out too."
Service: 10:30am, Sundays at the Sheraton Commander Hotel
Address: 16 Garden Street; Cambridge, MA 02138
"We are Pentecostal Tabernacle, a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, bible-believing church that exists to restore lives broken by the consequences of sin, and bring them to the place where these very same lives bring glory to God. It is our objective that these lives be developed to glorify our God through S.P.I.C.E.: Spiritually, Physically, Intellectually, Characteristically, and Economically."
Services: Sundays at 8:30am at 77 Columbia St. in Cambridge and 11:30am at 56 Magazine St. in Cambridge
"College is a brief but fantastically important period of your life. Our vision is for Symphony Church to be a community where you can find a spiritual home for your college years (and hopefully beyond). We want to build an authentic, grace filled, scripture based, prayer driven, spirit empowered church community that exists right on your campus."
Services: Sundays 9:30am at Fenway (Tobin School: 40 Smith St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120); 10:30am at Comm Ave (Paradise Rock Club: 967 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215)