May
26
Sun
Sunday Sermon – “A City Upon a Hill”
May 26 @ 10:00 am

“A City Upon a Hill”
Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 4:29-32

May
29
Wed
New Members’ Class
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

May
30
Thu
Thursday Morning Book Group – “Living Buddha, Living Christ”
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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!

Jun
1
Sat
Fellowship Walk at Mt. Roberts in Moultonborough
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am

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 kbtucson@yahoo.com or call Kristin at 603-966-0704. Additional information will be provided regarding the Mt. Roberts hike for those interested in going.

Jun
2
Sun
Sunday Sermon – “Boast in the Lord”
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am

“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.

Graduate Recognition Sunday
Jun 2 @ 10:01 am

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.

Annual Meeting and Finance Meeting
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am

The members of First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, UCC, Hopkinton, New Hampshire, are called to the 262nd Annual Meeting and Finance Meeting, to be held in the Sanctuary Sunday, June 2, 2019 directly following the Worship Service. Child care/nursery care will be available.

The meeting will be held to:

  1. act upon all written reports,
  2. hear and act upon the report of the Nominating Committee,
  3. discuss and vote on proposed 2019-2020 budget,
  4. hear from the Board of Trustees regarding their work,
  5. and hear any other business that may come before the meeting.
Jun
6
Thu
Thursday Morning Book Group – “Living Buddha, Living Christ”
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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!

Jun
9
Sun
New Members Received
Jun 9 @ 10:01 am

New members of First Church will be received during worship on Sunday, June 9th.

Program Presentation – “New England Meetinghouses and their Impact on American Society”
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm

Paul Wainwright of Atkinson, photographer and narrator, will be our guest on Sunday, June 9, at 3 pm in the Parish House where he will present “New England Meetinghouses and their Impact on American Society.” The hour-long program, sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities is offered jointly by First Church and the Hopkinton Historical Society. It is free and open to the public; no reservation is necessary.

Jun
10
Mon
Church Sanctuary Scheduled for Painting
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am

At long last, the interior of the church sanctuary is scheduled for painting from Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 28. As a result, our worship service on June 16 will be held at Gould Hill Farm, and our worship service on June 23 will be held in the Great Hall of the Parish House.

Jun
13
Thu
Thursday Morning Book Group – “Living Buddha, Living Christ”
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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!

Jun
16
Sun
Outdoor Worship Service at Gould Hill Farm
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am

On Sunday, June 16, while the church sanctuary is being painted, we will hold an outdoor worship service in the beautiful setting of Gould Hill Farm. This is also the last service at which our Chancel Choir will be singing before their summer break. More details about this service to come.

Jun
23
Sun
Sunday Worship in the Parish House
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

Because the interior of the church sanctuary is scheduled for painting from Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 28 our worship service on June 23 will be held in the Great Hall of the Parish House.

Jun
30
Sun
Family Promise Week at First Church
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 9:00 am

That’s right, the week of Fourth of July, but someone has to do it! Homelessness does not take a vacation. Please mark your calendars with how you can help: meal supervisor; preparer; server; clean up; evening host; or overnight host. The Coordinating Team will be supporting you!

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