The Chimes

Church Hill United Methodist Church

11 Church Street, Norwell, MA 02061 / (781) 826-4763 /

Pastor: Rev. Nicholas Perez

Sunday Service 10:00 am


Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh, a former member of Church Hill, passed away after a brief illness. Please keep Peter's family and friends in your prayers as they go through this difficult loss.

A link to the obituary is below. We will share service arrangements when they become available.

Obituary for Peter Walsh


Dear Church Hill Faith Family, 

For my Weekly Word, I am sharing with you a poem by George MacDonald, a 19th century Christian Scottish writer, entitled Sabbath Bells. In the poem, humanity is presented as “thirsty travelers” in the desert who Christ is calling to drink of the “living waters” which He offers us. 

Sabbath Bells 

By George MacDonald 

Oh holy Sabbath bells, 

Ye have a pleasant voice! 

Through all the land your music swells, 

And man with one commandment tells 

To rest and to rejoice. 

As birds rejoice to flee 

From dark and stormy skies 

To brighter lands beyond the sea 

Where skies are calm, and wings are free 

To wander and to rise; 

As thirsty travelers sing, 

Through desert paths that pass, 

To hear the welcome waters spring, 

And see, beyond the spray they fling 

Tall trees and waving grass; 

So we rejoice to know 

Your melody begun; 

For when our paths are parched below 

Ye tell us where green pastures glow 

And living waters run. 

In Christ,

Pastor Nicholas

Our 2023 Easter Offering will go toward UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and will be designated for earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria. UMCOR serves as the primary channel for United Methodist assistance in addressing disasters nationally and internationally. Below is a link to the donation page of UMCOR's website where you can give at any time as you feel led.

UMCOR website link:


If you have an idea/reflection/reading you would like to share with the congregation, please just send me an email at and I will be happy to include it.




Church Hill UMC will be volunteering to serve at Father Bill's in Quincy on

Thursday, March 16th. 

These are the guidelines...

Father Bill’s Place

38 Broad Street

Quincy, MA

Parking is available at the shelter

Onsite kitchen contact: James Hawker, 617-959-9834

3 Volunteers Maximum; 18 or older, 16 with adult supervision

Vaccination Required & Adherence to mask policy at the shelter

Volunteer Servers

Time: 4-6pm

Dinner meal served 5-6pm

We already have 2 volunteers signed up and need one more. If you are interested, please let Leann Cavicchi know. (508) 776-5010 or

Thank you!!!