Communion Sunday and Third Sunday in Lent at 9:30 AM.

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Our vision statement - We strive to be a church that welcomes all and empowers all in Christ to share their God given talents.

  • This Week….
    Come experience the Third Sunday in Lent! Senior Pastor Peter Johnston's sermon will be based on John 2:13-22. The Reverend Peter Johnston invites you to worship with us.  Worship services are...
  • Virtual Services are available to all
    The Rev. Peter Johnston will conduct indoor services in the church sanctuary.  We encourage you to visit our YouTube channel (search for "first church hanover ma") to view the current...
  • We’d Love to Have You Visit!
    The First Congregational Church of Hanover has been at the heart of Hanover for nearly 300 years.  We welcome everyone from surrounding communities and encourage all to become as involved...
  • FCC Silver Street Thrift Shop
    The FCC Silver Street Thrift Shop is a great place to find that special item to make someone happy, and to socialize while browsing.  The Thrift Shop is clean, well-organized,...

Upcoming Events 

9:30 am, March 3, 2024 - Worship in person or on-line! Come worship on this Third Sunday in Lent! Senior Pastor Peter Johnston's sermon will be based on John 2:13-22.

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COME WORSHIP WITH US!:  Join us for in-person church service in the sanctuary at 9:30 AM.  

MONDAY BIBLE STUDY AT 7 PM:   Please join us each week for a discussion.  Please note that there will be no Bible Study on February 19 in observance of the holiday.

Meeting ID: 844 282 5744
Passcode: 639534

Minister’s Tea, Wednesday, March 13:   On Wednesday, March 13, you are all invited to a special time to gather with Rev. Peter and members of the church. The event takes place in the vestry (under the sanctuary) from 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Enjoy getting to know each informally while also enjoying special treats. Gather with Rev. Peter and your church family. Enjoy beverages, snacks and warm Christian fellowship.

Church Cabinet Meeting:  The next Cabinet meeting will be Thursday, March 14, 2024. 

Holy Week Services: 

Sunday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. - Palm Sunday Celebration of Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Shadows and Light

Sunday, March 31 - Easter Day - Celebration of Christ’s Resurrection 

Sunrise Service - 6:15 a.m

Easter Worship at 9:30 a.m.

Build a Shed Fundraiser:  Do you (or your neighbor) need a new shed this spring/summer?  Members of our church are willing to build a timber frame shed with some of the proceeds benefiting the church. The cost will include custom design, materials, delivery, and installation. An example of a 10x12 shed being used by our Thrift Shop can be seen at Riley Hall. For additional design ideas visit Hanover Timber Frame Sheds on Facebook. Please contact Bob Meader (781) 871-5649 to make arrangements or for more information.

CHURCH YARD SALE,  Saturday, April 13:  Let your family and friends know that we are planning for a yard sale on the second Saturday in April.  We’re accepting gently used household items and clothing.  **No electronics or heavy furniture.**  Drop off upstairs in Riley Hall Tue/Thu 9-1 or Wed/Sat 10-2. We’re looking for volunteers to help and bakers to bake! Contact Adrianne Rafferty at

JOYS and CONCERNS: Please email the church office with your life changes so that we can lift you up in prayer.               

The church is now on YouTube where the weekly worship services are posted.  Click here to go to the church YouTube channel.