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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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NH Conference UCC Annual Meeting

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

All are invited to the Annual Meeting of the NH Conference UCC on Saturday, Oct 21st, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pmGo to www.nhcucc.org to register. 

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Senior High Youth Group presents slide show from summer mission trip during fellowship hour

October 29

SHYG Mission Trip slide show during fellowship hour 

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November 2017

Dinners for Nine

November 4 @ 6:00 pm

Mark your calendar and plan on joining in the fun - Dinners for Nine, Nov. 4 at 6:00. Details coming soon!

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Youth Groups: Raking / Fall clean-up project

November 5 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

CALLING ALL SENIOR & JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH MEMBERS Sunday, November 5th from 11:45 – 2pm at the Parish HouseWear casual work clothing and shoes, bring a pair of warm fall work gloves, your favorite yard leaf rake and help clean up the church yard.  If the weather is terrible we will be working inside to clean out a few classrooms that are no longer in use.  Bring $5 per person to put towards our lunch cost of Dimitri’s PIZZA!!RSVP to…

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New Members’ Class

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Interested in becoming a member of First Church? Then please come to the New Members' Class on Tuesday, November 7, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  This is an opportunity to sit with Rev. Crouch and one of the deacons to find out more about our wonderful church and the United Church of Christ. It's also a great opportunity to ask questions! Please call the church office if you plan to attend so that we have an idea of how many…

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Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by St. Andrew’s and First Church

November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A blood drive will be held Wednesday, Nov 8 at St. Andrew's Church in Hopkinton, 1:30 - 6:30 pm. You can make an appointment to give blood through the Red Cross website, and can volunteer for shifts or refreshments by contacting Nancy VanLoan at vanloans@aol.com

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Senior High Youth Mission Trip: Manchester, NH

November 17 - November 19
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New members received during Worship Service

November 19
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260th Anniversary of First Church!

November 19
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December 2017

2nd Annual Family Promise Celebration

December 6 @ 6:00 pm
Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH

 If you have been a Family Promise volunteer at First Church this past year, mark your calendar for Wednesday,December 6, at 6pm. Family Promise of Greater Concord will be hosting their 2nd annual end-of-year and volunteercelebration at Kimball Jenkins in Concord. We hope many of our volunteers will be able to come together with otherhost congregation volunteers to celebrate all the good work that was carried out this past year in support of homelessfamilies.

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Family Advent Craft Workshop after worship

December 10

Advent Workshop following worship, with family-centered crafts. Great chance for kids to make a fun craft during the Christmas season. Come join in! (Volunteer crafters, who can lend a bit of  direction, are needed as well!)

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