City on a Hill Brookline started in 2009 as a church plant of Hope Fellowship Church in Cambridge, MA. Our core values are gospel, community, and mission. We desire to be a church with radical diversity yet uncommon unity. A church with a passion for gospel-justice in the city. A church known for generosity of time, money, gifts, and relationships. A church that is a catalyst for multiplication of disciples who make disciples. A church that is strategically on mission to the nations locally and globally.





721 Washington St.

Brookline, MA



We like to think of ourselves as a community who gathers, but we want you as a guest to have a clear picture of what to expect when you visit on a Sunday morning. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Dress is casual, just be yourself. Though a few people dress up!

  • The whole service lasts about an hour and a half. It includes songs, prayer, a sermon, communion, and a benediction. You should feel free to participate as much or as little as you like. Our services tend to have people from all sorts of spiritual backgrounds and at different places in their spiritual lives.

  • The worship is usually led by a multi-cultural and talented band. Worship styles are eclectic - ranging from gospel to folk to jazz to rock. We include both contemporary songs and traditional hymns. We also do responsive readings regularly. Our Spotify lists of songs for the week and songs we have done in the past will give you an idea of what worship on Sundays is like.


There are classes for children 0-6th grade. We currently have 4 classrooms for children including: a nursery class, a 2-3 year old class, a preschool class, and an elementary aged class.


In addition to our weekly Sunday morning gatherings, we also commit to meeting in homes once a week to eat together, encourage one another, talk about the Scriptures, and pray for one another. Consider checking one of those out as well as you visit our church. These are where the church is practically lived out! We have around 25 groups throughout the Boston area, check one out below.


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