June 27th @ 9:30AM
Shannon Beach in Winchester

Hillside Community Church and Sanctuary UCC are beyond excited to invite you “Down to the Mystic” for our first in-person worship in almost 2 years!


8:45a – 9:20a
Arrive at Shannon Beach in Winchester (we’ll be set up with white canopies near the playground)

9:30a – 10:15a
Worship w/ live music, baptisms in the lake, communion

10:15a – ???
Potluck brunch
Field games


  • Your lovely self
  • Chair and/or blanket to sit on
  • A dish-to-pass for our potluck brunch (sign up here)
  • Bathing suit and towel if you want to swim
  • A mask if you are unvaccinated or would feel more comfortable with one


  • If the parking lot at Shannon beach is full, you can park at one of the smaller lots along the Mystic Valley Parkway and call AJ Olapade at 617-592-7232. Be prepared to tell him where are parked and then flag him down (he’ll be unmissable in a lime green SUV).
  • The beach changing rooms are currently closed. If you need to change you’ll need to use a portapotty.
  • Dogs are allowed in the field area but not on the beach where we will be performing the baptisms.

map & directions

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