On Thursday, August 16, 7:00-9:00pm, Christians from all over Boston will be gathering to worship on Boston Common at the UniteBoston Summer Worship event. All Highrockers are invited to join this celebration with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our church has a strong relationship with Pilgrim Pines Conference and Retreat Center located right on Lake Swanzey in New Hampshire (pilgrimpines.org).
During the height of the summer every year, we cancel services in Acton and Stow and head up together for a day of worship, swimming, community, and more at the Pines!
Here is the schedule for the day:
10:30am Worship with our larger Pilgrim Pines family in the Chapel. Childcare for Age 2 & under in the Lodge, Ages 3 & 4 in the Beach House. We encourage you to arrive early, by 10am, to find parking and get kids situated. Highrock hosts will be there to greet you. This year's speaker is Rev. Johnny Agurkis from Cape Cod Covenant Church!
12:00pm Grab your picnic lunch, or pick up food at the snack shop, and join us under the tent on the main field (look for the blue Highrock flag). Grab a Pines beach band from us at the tent as well (no need to check-in at the office)!
12:30pm Welcome, Fun, & Connecting (tent)
1:00pm Cards & Games with Pastor Susan & Pastor Travis or fun on the lake! (tent)
1:45pm Staff & Overseer Bible Spelling Bee Extravaganza (tent)
2:00pm Ultimate Frisbee in the field, or more fun on the lake!
3:00pm Goodbyes, or hang as long as you’d like!
The Pines is about 1hour and 15 minute drive from the Acton area. If you are in need of a ride or are interested or willing to carpool, please email email@example.com.
The address for Pilgrim Pines is 220 West Shore Rd., Swanzey, NH. Here are directions from the Greater Acton area:
Take Route 2 West for a long time until Route 140 North (EXIT 24B). Follow Route 140 to Route 12 North. Follow thru Winchendom, MA, and Fitzwilliam and Troy, NH. After passing thru the center of Troy, you will travel a two mile long downgrade. At the bottom of this downgrade, you will pass a “Coach and Four Motor Inn” on your left. A half mile beyond this, turn leftonto Flat Roof Mill Road. (If you pass the Toyota/ Volvo/ Honda Dealerships, you have gone too far.) Follow Flat Roof Mill Road, which becomes South Read to Route 32 North. Turn right onto Route 32 then an immediate left onto Swanzey Lake Road. Follow approximately 2.2 miles to West Shore Road.Turn right at the “Pilgrim Pines One Mile” sign.