WELCOME TO FIRST CHURCH!
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, New Hampshire invites you to join us in
Growing Deeper in FAITH, Looking Up in HOPE, Reaching Out in LOVE
We are an Open and Affirming and a Racial Justice Congregation extending a friendly welcome to all. Come join us!
NEWS FROM FIRST CHURCH
FIRST CHURCH WELCOMES
REV. LEXI BOUDREAUX
Lexi Boudreaux has been called to the settled pastor at First Congregational Church of Hopkinton.
She comes to us from the First Church of Cambridge in Massachusetts. A Boston native, Lexi has spent her life in UCC churches, many have been ecumenical. She values diversity and justice. Her favorite parts of being a pastor are: preaching, teens, kids, choirs, budgets, agendas… basically, everything.
We are thrilled to welcome Lexi to First Church. We hope community members will join us for worship when Reverend Lexi joins us in September.
FAMILY PROMISE MEAL ON NOV. 26th
On November 26th, the Sunday after we share a Thanksgiving meal with our families, we at First Church will invite Family Promise guests into our Parish House. Once all guests are safely gathered in, we will share with them the warmth and hope hospitality provides.
Please consider extending your gratitude for our many blessings by offering the comfort of a home-cooked meal served in good company to guests who, though they arrive as strangers, may well depart as friends.
FOOD FOR FELLOWSHIP SIGNUP
Fellowship after worship offers all of us a chance to meet and greet each other in an open and convivial setting. People of all ages together can enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or punch and sample some tasty treats prepared by YOU! Please consider baking a few dozen of your family’s favorite cookies, or arranging a tray of veggies and dip, crackers and cheese, or some other savory finger food for the Fellowship table. Choose a convenient Sunday and sign up to treat us all!
Every Tuesday from 8am to 10am, Lexi will be holding community office hours at Barrel & Basket (across the street from church) for anyone who would like to stop by and have a conversation. Are you interested in theology? Are you looking to get to know one another better? Do you need a prayer on the way to work? or are you not even sure what prayer is? Maybe both? Do you want to swap favorite recipes or share a favorite story? I’ll bring a living question, a poem, or a prayer to start the conversation if you’d like to come by, but aren’t sure what to say. Drop in for a moment or for the whole time. See you there? I’ll be the one at a table with her laptop. First Community Tea Tuesday starts this week Oct 31 (Halloween) and will continue weekly until otherwise noted. N.B. I won’t be there 11/21 as I’ll be visiting family.
WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL
Our many members joyfully welcome you to First Church, Hopkinton NH.
Worship with us every Sunday at 10:00 am.
Church school programs and childcare are available during worship for children and youth (from infants through 8th-grade) during the school year.
Children and youth leave for Sunday School part-way through the service.
NEW TO FIRST CHURCH?
Welcome to the First Church! We are blessed by all who join us. Come and discover a place of freedom to be yourself.