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What to Expect

Welcome to Harbor!

We're glad you're here. This church exists to "Help People Find Their Way Back to God." Join us for a Sunday morning worship gathering & see what we're all about!

We are meeting on Zoom every Sunday at 10:00 AM. Starting July 18, we will also be meeting in person every other Sunday at the same time.  Here's our summer schedule:

August 1 @ 10:00 - in person and on Zoom

August 8 @ 10:00 - on Zoom only

August 15 @ 10:00 - in person and on Zoom

August 22 @ 10:00 - on Zoom only

August 29 @ 10:00 - in person and on Zoom

September 5 @ 10:00 - on Zoom only

We have been in contact with the Chelmsford Board of Health for guidance about meeting indoors and continue to monitor the situation closely. At this time, we plan to meet in person every week starting September 12 while continuing to provide an on-line worship service option.

Here's what to expect.

As we resume in-person gatherings, there will be some changes. Please click here to read the document that outlines what's new.

Pro-tip: arrive 10 minutes early. We want to make sure you have a seat.

If you ever have a question (about anything at all!) please send us a note here. We'd love to hear from you! 


PARKING: Our main parking lot is in front of our main entrance. If it's your first time, park right up front! We have parking spaces set aside for young families, so you don't have to walk too far carrying diaper bags or carseats :) If our main parking lot is full, we have additional parking in the lot next door. There's plenty of signage to help you find your way.


FAIR-TRADE CAFÉ: Our cafe is currently closed so please feel free to bring your favorite beverage with you to church.  In the near future, we will serve exceptional, fair-trade coffee from Land of a Thousand Hills (one of our global partners), as well as a great assortment of teas, and seasonal drinks like hot chocolate and iced coffee :) 


KID'S HARBOR: We are committed to offering a safe and loving environment for our children to grow in their understanding of God. For the summer, children will join their families in the worship service on Sunday mornings (either in-person or on Zoom). We also have some online and outdoor events scheduled for families.  Check the calendar for details.  Our objective is to offer programs that help children become disciples who live fully, love deeply and give freely. For more details about our incredible children's ministry, click here.


OUR WORSHIP GATHERINGS:

Sundays @ 10:00am

See information at the top of the page for service times and locations.

Each service consists of the following: 

Teaching: Each week, one of our teaching team members will lead us into Scripture in a way that is relevant and applicable to our lives. We hope you'll find the content to be engaging, challenging, and instructive. To watch previous messages please click here.

Music: One of the reasons we gather each week is for the opportunity, as a collective group, to thank God for His love and grace. At Harbor we like to give voice to our gratitude through songs and music... And if you sing off-key, JOIN THE CROWD!

Communion: We use this time each week to remember, reflect on, and respond to Jesus' sacrifice for us on the Cross. At in-person services, we will be distributing prepackaged communion elements. The bread and the cup of juice representing His body, broken for us, and His blood, poured out for us. Participation in communion is open to all who choose to remember Jesus in this way.

Giving: Our church is supported exclusively through the generosity of those who call Harbor their church home. As a visitor, however, we don’t want you to feel any obligation to give, and we don’t pass offering bags or collection trays. Instead, we simply have boxes mounted on the walls near the entrances to our facilities. You can also give electronically. Click here to give online. If you do decide to get involved at Harbor, we encourage you to support the ministry financially as well. For more information about generosity at Harbor, click here.