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December 2015

Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols Late Service

December 24, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Family Promise

December 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016
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January 2016

Sunday Evening Worship Service – January 3

January 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our once-a-month Sunday Evening Worship Service will be held on January 3 from 4-5pm in the Great Hall. This is an informal worship service for individuals and families, combining worship and small group gathering. After an opening song and call to worship, Pastor Gordon delivers a shorter and more informal version of the morning sermon. Adults will discuss the message in small groups, and the children are brought upstairs to work on a project or a craft and have a…

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First Church Game Night and Potluck

January 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sponsored by the Christian Education Committee Saturday, January 16, 2016 In the Parish House 5:30-8:00 pm Bring your favorite games and your favorite dish!

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March 2016

Pot Luck Dinner

March 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Pot Luck Dinner Sponsored by the Deacons No need to sign up just bring a dish is if you can to share and come join us! For Questions contact Nan McNicholas at 568-3389

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September 2016

Rally Sunday Picnic

September 11, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

RALLY SUNDAY PICNIC AT BEECH HILL FARM Sunday, September 11---Rain or Shine! Immediately following worship---11:30-1:30 The Kimballs have invited us to hold our picnic at the beautiful farm. Please bring a dish to share, along with the necessary serving utensils. Plan to purchase dessert at Beech Hill Farm as a way to thank the Kimballs for their hospitality. The Diaconate will provide plates, cups, napkins, plastic cutlery, and drinks and ice. Please bring a lawn chair if you want to…

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An Evening of Music with Don Eaton

September 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join us for an evening of music in the Sanctuary at First Church.  Don Eaton is a nationally acclaimed musician, so you don't want to miss this opportunity.  Donations benefit the Concord Friendly Kitchen.

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March 2017

2017 Senior High Youth Mission Trip Sign Up

March 31

On July 23-29 the Senior High Youth Group will be going to RISE (Risingville Interservice Community Service Effort) in South/Central NY state. Contact Trish Walton at trishwalton65@gmail.com for more information.

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April 2017

Church Flea Market!

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The annual Church Flea Market, supporting mission work, will be held Saturday, April 8th, 2017, from 9:00 to noon.  Wonderful finds at unbeatable prices!! Clothing and household items for donation will be accepted in the previous week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm.  Hosted by the Mission Board.

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Holy Week Schedule, 2017

April 9 - April 16

Sunday, April 9 - Palm Sunday -  Distribution of palms at 10:00 Worship Service Monday, April 10 - 7:30 am Morning Prayer and Meditation Tuesday, April 11 - 7:30 am Morning Prayer and Meditation Wednesday, April 12 - 7:30 am Morning Prayer and Meditation Thursday, April 13 - Maundy Thursday     7:30 am Morning Prayer and Meditation              7:30 pm  Service of Tenebrae, Sacrament of Holy Communion Friday, April 14 - Good Friday      7:30 am Morning Prayer…

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First Church Variety Show

April 21 - April 23

Get tickets now for the First Church Variety Show! Show dates are Friday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 23rd at 2 p.m.  Performances are at the Hopkinton High School auditorium. All seats are $10.00.  Tickets are available after church at coffee hour, from Margaret Serzans during church office hours, or contact Sue Mitchell at 746-3685.  Tickets sell out, so get yours early!

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May 2017

Red Cross Blood Drive, co-sponsored with St. Andrew’s

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please make plans to donate blood! American Red Cross Blood Drive, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Confirmation Sunday

May 21
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June 2017

Annual Meeting and Finance Meeting

June 4

The 260th Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Church will be held in the sanctuary directly following the service.

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Recognition of High School Seniors during service

June 4

Please join us as we recognize our high schools seniors during the service

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Recognition of Sunday School Teachers

June 11

Join us for worship on Sunday, June 11th, where we will recognize the work and dedication of our Sunday School teachers. Please note that this is also the last day Sunday School will be offered until September.  Children are always welcome at summer services!

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Last Worship Service with full choir before summer break!

June 18

Join us for the last worship service with our full choir before they take a much deserved summer break! Over the summer months guest musicians will bring offerings of music.

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First Summer Worship Service

June 25

June 25th begins our summer worship services! Summer services tend to be a bit more casual, with guest musicians and refreshments on the lawn afterward, weather permitting. Children are always welcome! Services remain at 10:00 am.

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July 2017

Summer Worship Service

July 2 @ 10:00 am

Summer services tend to be a bit more casual, with guest musicians, and refreshments on the lawn afterward (weather permitting). Children are always welcome! Services remain at 10:00 am

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Senior High Youth leave for Mission Trip to NY State

July 23
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August 2017

Women’s Weekend at Horton Center

August 11 - August 14

A small group of women from First Church will be going to the Trails and Passages Women's Weekend at UCC's beautiful Horton Center (church camp) in Gorham, NH. Open to all adult women! Join us! For more information check out the link below.

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September 2017

Contoocook Carry Triatholon

September 9 @ 1:30 pm

Every Penny for Fuel AssistanceMark you calendar now for the Contoocook Carry Triatholon – 2 mile run, 5 mile paddle and portage, and 15 mile bike ride.  This is always a fun community event for individuals of all ages and teams of all sizes.Think about putting together a team – you may even want to have a creative name and costumes – or maybe you want to take the challenge on all by yourself.Register now online, or by mail, or…

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Rally Sunday!

September 10

Gather together to start the new church year on Rally Sunday! After church everyone is invited to gather at Gould Hill Farm in Hopkinton for a pot-luck lunch!

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Thursday Morning Book Group reconvenes

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

The Thursday morning book group meets every Thursday from 9:30 - 11:00 in the Great Hall. The fall selection is The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Books will be available staring Sept. 6 in the church office. Cost of book is $15.00.

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Unveiled: A One Woman Play at the Capital Ctr for the Arts, sponsored by NH UCC

September 17 @ 1:30 pm
Capital Center for the Arts

Unveiled: A One Woman Play 

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Women’s Bible Study, fall session begins

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join a wonderful, funny, thoughtful group of women to study women of the Bible this fall. The study is led by Kris Jorgensen and Kathi Dustin and will be for 8 weeks, beginning Sept 25 and ending Nov. 13. You can join at any time. For more information contact Kathi Dustin (dustin469@tds.net)

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Adult Study Group: God Speaking, or Just Indigestion?

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Rev. Jim Howard convenes an adult study group, held in the Parish House. For more information contact Jim at jimh.nh@rcn.com 

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October 2017

Communion Sunday

October 1

All who choose to partake in communion are welcome, including children. Children are invited to leave for Sunday School classes after experiencing communion with their families. 

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CRVNA Flu Immunization Clinic

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Our annual CRVNA Flu immunization clinic will take place on Sunday, October 8, from 11 - 12:30 in the First Church Parish House. No appointment is necessary.

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First Junior High Youth Group Event! Meet and Greet at Dimitri’s Pizza

October 15 @ 5:30 pm

Meet and Greet at Dimitri's Pizza! Join us at 5:30.  Open to youth 5th - 8th grade.Contact Marla Walsh by 10/13 if you plan to attend, or for more info Marlaendo@yahoo.com

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