Hartford Street Presbyterian Church is a growing congregation located in the MetroWest community of Natick, MA, 20 miles west of Boston. Our congregation is ethnically, culturally and economically diverse, and our ages range from newborn to 100 years old. We are very comfortable in our diversity and committed to reaching out beyond our four walls.
Our worship style is informal and includes diverse musical styles, from classical hymns to Duke Ellington. The services are child friendly. If you are looking for a place to worship with the Body of Christ, we invite you to consider joining us at Hartford Street Presbyterian Church.
Worship at Hartford Street is both contemporary and traditional, with a range of music and worship styles. Sermons are Biblically-based, and emphasize Christian truth applied to everyday life. Our worship service is held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM with nursery coverage and Sunday school at that time.
What does it mean to be a Presbyterian?
The Presbyterian expression of Christian faith is distinctive in three ways:
1) Presbyterians stress the sovereignty of God.
We believe that God is ultimately in control of our lives. While we celebrate the gift of free will that our creator has given us, we affirm that the Lord is “carrying” us and guiding us in the way he wants us to go. This means, in practice, that the world is “not on our shoulders”, that the world and our place within it are overseen by a loving yet all-powerful God.
2) Presbyterians stress the authority of the Scriptures as a guide to faith and life.
While tradition is helpful for understanding the Christian faith, it is not the ultimate authority for our lives. “Sola Scriptura” (Scripture) was the rallying cry for John Calvin, Martin Luther, and the other reformers who founded Protestant Christianity over 400 years ago.
3) Presbyterians stand for a faith informed by intellect, study and reason.
While reason alone can never bring a person to faith, Presbyterians believe that faith and reason are compatible, that God honors the serious, disciplined study of his word and his world.
Spring Bible Study
Spring Bible study to begin in May: “Detours and Dead-end roads in our Faith Journey.” Wednesday evenings May 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7 pm. In our daily life, we use GPS and Mobile apps to find the quickest, shortest and easiest route to our destination. However, sometimes God takes us through the slowest, longest and toughest route possible. We lose patience, and faith, and complain to God or give up on faith altogether. But why does God take us through the unexpected routes? How do we keep our faith while taking detours and dead-end roads? Is there a reason that life can be so difficult? Come and wrestle with these questions of life that will help us make sense of our journeys and find meaning in our lives even in the most difficult times.
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