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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

WAFFLE CHURCH

The next Waffle Church will be on Sunday, February 5th at 8:30 am. All are invited! Youth group members cook waffles for families at 8:30 am, children and adults eat together, and the youth director shares a story, a grace, and a song with the children. Waffle Church is held the first Sunday each month. Come join the fun and fellowship!

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

First Church families are invited to join us on Saturday, February 18th for Family Game Night in the Great Hall. Bring a pot-luck food along – nothing fancy required!

VALENTINE’S DAY BRUNCH AND DANCE

The Know Your Neighbor Project invites you to First Church’s First ever Valentine’s Day Brunch and Dance on February 12 during Fellowship hour! All are welcome to participate in one or both activities.

Please bring a brunch item to share, and shoes other than boots. Best are street shoes with a slight heel and no rubber soles. Please consider participating even if you don’t bring a dance partner!

You will get an entry level dance lesson for the Viennese Waltz, which is one of the most uplifting and easiest to learn ballroom dances. And then it is all about having fun, dancing and turning to a combination of live music as well as some of the most famous Waltzes of Richard Strauss and other composers.

Please join us and spread the word!

FLEA MARKET – APRIL 15th

Save the date for the 2023 First Church Flea Market!

After two years, get ready to clean out your closets and find those lightly used items to donate in support of our church’s mission work. All the details will follow.

Any questions or if you want to help, please email beckyewing@comcast.net

FIRST CHURCH PROFILE

Please read our First Church Profile! The Profile was developed by the First Church Pastoral Search Committee with input from our entire congregation through surveys and discussions. Thank you! The Profile’s purpose is to introduce First Church to Pastoral Candidates.

FOOD FOR FELLOWSHIP

Please consider making a contribution of some tasty treats for Fellowship Hour. Choose a convenient Sunday and sign up to treat us all! You can drop your contributions off in the Parish House kitchen before worship, and the deacons will spread the table for Fellowship

WORSHIP SERVICES

Worship begins at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary and is live-streamed via Zoom. The service also is posted to the church’s Facebook page, usually within 24 hours. Windows are open and air purifiers are in use. Masks are optional.

A typical service includes prayers, hymns, choral and/or instrumental anthems, reading from scripture, and a sermon.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to participate.

BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR JILL

The Wednesday Bible study gathers weekly at the Parish House at 1:00 p.m. for about 90 minutes. It’s fine to participate whenever you can. Please let Pastor Jill know in advance if you want to use Zoom so we are logged in for you.

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

At the beginning of each month, First Church publishes a newsletter called First Church Connection. Click the links below to read the more current ones.

February 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022

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.

RECENT SERMONS

Salt and Light

February 5, 2023

To Do, To Love, To Walk

January 29, 2023

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.