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
MEET THE CANDIDATE WEEKEND JUNE 9-11
You are invited to meet settled pastor candidate
The Rev. Alexandra (Lexi) Boudreaux
Candidate Weekend, June 9 – 11, 2023
Tuesday, June 6
7:00pm – Search Committee members available to answer questions about the search process and the selected candidate at Parish House
Friday, June 9, 2023
Noon – Lunch with Church Council at Parish House
Afternoon – Meet with staff members at Parish House
6:00 – 7:30 – Potluck Supper with Search Committee, Church Council and their spouses at Parish House
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Questions and Answers plus informal conversation with Rev. Lexi (refreshments provided). Attend whichever event best suits your schedule.
10:00 – 11:00 – Get acquainted in the Parish House
1:00 – 2:00 – Get acquainted in the Parish House
3:00 – 4:00 – Get acquainted at Havenwood/Heritage Heights
Sunday, June 11, 2023
10:00 –Sunday Morning Worship service led by The Rev. Lexi Boudreaux
Followed by Special Congregational Meeting to vote on recommendation of Settled Pastor Search Committee. This will be streamed but you must be in attendance to vote.
Questions? Contact Paula Demers (email@example.com) or Dijit Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SUMMERTIME FAMILY PROMISE
The sweet season of summer is almost upon us, and we are looking forward to hosting Family Promise guests in mid-July. It will be a week of fireflies and barbecues, and we invite you to join us for the fun!
Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet, and thanks in advance for your steadfast support of this life-changing ministry!
Love, Nancy and Dawn
Waffle Church is held the first Sunday of each month 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. Come join the fun and fellowship!
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.
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.
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.
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.