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 Congregation extending a friendly welcome to all. Come join us!
WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL
Our Pastor, Rev. Dr. Gordon Crouch, and 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.
Welcome message from Rev. Gordon Crouch
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.
FIRST CHURCH SEEKING ORGANIST
We are seeking a gifted and experienced organist with piano skills to accompany our music program. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the organ’s place in enhancing worship, familiarity with organ and sacred repertoire, and experience accompanying choirs, soloists, and instrumental ensembles.
“A City Upon a Hill”
Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 4:29-32
Are you interested in becoming a member of First Church? Then come to our new members’ class on Wednesday evening, May 29th. The class will be held in Rev. Crouch’s office from 7-8:30pm. This is an opportunity to sit down with the pastor and one of our deacons and find out more about our wonderful church and the United Church of Christ. It’s also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Please call the church office at 603-746-4235 if you plan on attending, so that we have an idea of how many people to expect. New members will be received during worship on Sunday, June 9th.
On May 9th, the Thursday Morning Book Group will begin discussing Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hahn. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and peacemaker who was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Thursday Morning Book Group meets every Thursday from 9:30-11 AM. All are welcome!
Kristin and Rick Desmarais are coordinating “Fellowship Walks” for First Church throughout the warmer months, and they have invited members of the other Hopkinton churches to join us. The next walk is on Saturday, June 1st leaving First Church at 8:00 am, and we will be hiking Mt. Roberts (located in Moultonborough, NH).
- 2,582 elevation
- 5 miles
- On the “52 with a view” peak list
If you are interested in joining us on this hike, please provide your name and contact information to Kristin Desmarais at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kristin at 603-966-0704. Additional information will be provided regarding the Mt. Roberts hike for those interested in going.
“Boast in the Lord”
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Graduate Recognition Sunday
Annual Meeting Sunday
On Sunday, June 2, during the 10am worship service, we will recognize and honor our high school graduates, and wish them God’s blessings as they begin a new chapter in their life. If you have a high school graduate, please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this special Sunday. Also, please let Rev. Crouch know if your graduate will be present.
MINISTER AND STAFF
Rev. Gordon Crouch has been pastor of First Church, Hopkinton, since 2000.
Staff includes (left to right): Missy Dustin, Director of Chancel Choir; Administrative Assistant; Director of Chancel Choir and Bell Choir; and Trish Walton, Coordinator of Children and Youth Ministry.