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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

WINTER’S END FAMILY PROMISE HOST WEEK

Please join us in our next Family Promise hosting week, March 10 – 17. There are so many ways to serve—simply click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet.

As always, thank you for supporting this life-changing ministry!

Nancy Emery and Dawn Berry,
First Church Coordinators

FOOD FOR FELLOWSHIP: LENT TO EASTERTIDE

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! Choose a convenient Sunday and sign up to treat us all!

CHURCH CALENDAR

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Choir Practice (Sun)
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am
Sunday Lenten Community Read Reflection Group
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am
Waffle Church
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am

Waffle Church is held the first Sunday of each month. All are invited for waffles, fruit, and fellowship! A song and a story will be offered to the children. Come join the fun!

Sacrament of Communion
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am
Card Ministry Gathering (during Fellowship)
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am
Stewardship Info Session – Why We Give
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE: TELLING THE SACRED STORY OF JESUS

Our 40 day journey culminates as we turn toward Jerusalem and to the powerful, somber, mysterious, yet ultimately joy-filled events of Holy Week. Each of the stories we read—from Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter—ground us further into the sacred story of the love of God. Join us as we journey together into telling that story anew.

Click here for a detailed Holy Week Schedule.

March 24th – PALM SUNDAY Morning Worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary and via Youtube

Daily Holy Week Meditation at 7:20am in the Sanctuary – A short 20-minute time of reflection led by the First Church deacons. The sanctuary will be open from 7:20am to 10am on Holy Saturday for silent meditation.

March 28th – Maundy Thursday Service with Communion and Tenebrae at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary and via Youtube

March 29th – GOOD FRIDAY

Drop Off of Donations to Concord Resource Center

March 31st – EASTER SUNDAY

Easter Sunrise Service, 6:15am on Putney Hill

Easter Breakfast, 7:00am, directly following sunrise service in the Great Hall

Easter Morning Worship with Brass Trio at 10:00am in the Sanctuary and via Youtube

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

Wisdom Stories

February 25, 2024

A Divine Wrestling Match

February 18, 2024

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.