What to expect at Reservoir Church in Boston, MA
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What to Expect

Reservoir Church was started in the 1990s by a team of people who hoped to create an amazing church not just for longtime churchgoers, but also for those who have never been involved in or have given up on church. We are here to inspire people to discover the love of Jesus, the joy of living, and the gift of community.

Virtual Services for Spring 2020:

It has been a joy to worship together with hundreds of us online for the last couple of months. Due to a profane and disruptive “Zoombombing” event in early April, we are posting secure login information for services through our church’s email channels of communication. If you are interested in joining our community or worship services, please send an email to info@reservoirchurch.org with your interest! We’d love to welcome you.

Visiting on a Sunday Morning

(in-person gatherings suspended starting March 15, 2020 due to the outbreak of Covid-19)

When you come to one of our Sunday services, you can expect a casual and welcoming environment and a vibrant experience that aims to be practical, spiritual, and fun. You’ll be with a diverse community of people who will welcome you warmly but won’t pressure or guilt you about anything.

What to Expect

  • [for Lent 2020, see here for details on special things you can expect]
  • 80-minute services at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (Summer and occasional holiday weeks: 10:30 AM)
  • babies, children, and youth programming at the 9:30 a.m. service
  • complimentary refreshments and drinks, including fair trade coffee
  • good music from an eclectic mix of styles
  • a practical, inspirational message rooted in ancient wisdom and contemporary experience
  • a friendly, welcoming, and diverse community
  • optional welcome cards, so we can thank you for visiting and share some information about our community

What You Can Not Expect

Not everyone has the best associations with churches. We get it! Here are some things that we promise will not happen here:

  • asking visitors to stand up or otherwise be less anonymous than they want to be
  • pressuring you to give money or to do anything you don’t want to do
  • using obscure religious language that assumes prior experience or commitment
  • guilt- and fear-based teaching that judges you
  • uniformity, rigidity, and conformity

Stop by some week and check us out!

For more information, see the Sunday Mornings section of this website or get a feel for our voice under Sermons and Stories.