Most come very casually dressed and a few dress up a bit. Feel free to come however you are most comfortable.
Parking is available in the OCBC lot just beside the church building for the duration of the Sunday morning service and Adult Forum hour. Street parking is also ample on Sunday mornings. We are also just five blocks from the Harvard Square T if you are taking public transportation.
Our Sunday Services
We worship each Sunday morning at 10:30am in a service that includes spoken prayers, congregational singing, special music from musicians and the choir at OCBC, and a sermon from our pastor or a guest to the OCBC pulpit. Each service lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.
We have a Sunday school class for ages 1 through 12 every Sunday on the first floor of the church building. A greeter can guide you to the proper place.
On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the ancient tradition of sharing Communion (some call this the Eucharist). We always have gluten free bread available, as well as the option of either wine or grape juice, depending upon your dietary needs. We celebrate open communion, inviting anyone to the table (including children) who wish to find sustenance in community and to share in the life of peace and justice taught to us by Jesus. You don't have to "believe" anything in particular to partake. This simple meal is a symbol of our community together with one another striving to follow in the ways of Jesus.
After the Service
Everyone is invited to stay for coffee and other refreshments immediately following the service in the back of the sanctuary. Most Sundays from September through May, we gather from 12:15 until 1:30 for an Adult educational forum (childcare also available) and a light lunch is provided. During the summer months, we usually don't hold Adult Forums, but many go out for brunch after the services, so you're always welcome to join a group!
We are located at 1151 Massachusetts Avenue and 400 Harvard Street (our building spans the block) in Cambridge, MA.
The church building is just southeast of the Harvard Square T-Station, on the Central Square side of Harvard Square. Free parking is available for the duration of the service.
The congregation joins for worship through music, prayer and spoken word each Sunday at 10:30am.
Services usually last between 60 and 90 minutes.
The first Sunday service of every month includes Communion. For your convenience, on Sunday mornings please enter the Harvard Street side of the church under the stone spire (400 Harvard St).
Old Cambridge Baptist Church is a faith community for people from many religious perspectives and experiences. From those who identify as Christian, to seekers of truth, to agnostics who find the message and example of Jesus a compelling one to follow -- all are welcome here. Since 1983, we have celebrated the gift of LGBTQ lives and all that they add to the rich tapestry of the congregation's life together, welcoming LGBTQ people into every facet of church life.
As a progressive, inclusive congregation, we seek to answer God's call to hold fast to love and justice for the earth and all its people. Thorugh our common life of prayer, worship, spiritual formation, and the arts, we strive to follow the example of Jesus and to work, through active nonviolence, for social, racial, LGBTQ, economic and ecological justice, and for peace.
On Sunday mornings at OCBC, we join for services of worship that include music by instrumentalists and the OCBC choir, thought-provoking sermons, and shared community prayers. We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month.
Our Sunday worship services begin at 10:30am. We are located at 1151 Massachusetts Avenue and 400 Harvard Street (our building spans the block) in Cambridge, MA. The church building is just five blocks from the Harvard Street T-Station. Free parking is available for the duration of the service.
We look forward to seeing you soon!