Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 19 at 9:30 AM.

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9:30 am, March 19, 2023 - Worship in person or on-line! Come celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent! Rev. Peter Johnston will give a sermon entitled Blind Man's Bluff, using John 9:8-41 as the scripture. Sunday School is at 9:30.

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COME WORSHIP WITH US!:  Join us for in-person church service in the sanctuary at 9:30 AM.  Following CDC recommendations, seating will be social distanced and masks are optional.   

MONDAY BIBLE STUDY AT 7 PM: No Bible Study March 20.  Please join us March 27 for a discussion
Meeting ID: 844 282 5744
Passcode: 639534

BAG UP CHURCH WORLD SERVICE HEALTH KITS:  The Outreach & Service Committee is very pleased with the amount of CWS Health Kits that have been donated thus far!  We will be collecting kits through April 16th in the church vestry or at the church office in Riley Hall.  Thank you!

MARCH 19 LAST DAY TO DONATE TO YOUTH FELLOWSHIP  FOOD PACKAGING FUNDRAISER: In conjunction with the Hanover Scouts, our Youth Fellowship are collecting donationsfor The Outreach Project to end hunger in New England. The money we collect will go towards the food that will be packaged on March 26. How to donate: via PayPal; via Venmo; or you can make a check payable to The Outreach Program with “Hanover Scouts/EndHungerNE” in the memo. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristyn Falcione (

NEXT CONFIRMATION CLASS MARCH 26:  The confirmation program is designed to teach our youth about the church and to help them decide if they want to join as members.  We have designed an 8-session course that includes six classes, plus a field trip and Confirmation Sunday.  The sessions will take place after church from 10:45 -12:30 on the following Sundays:   March 26: How Do We Serve Others? - Benchmark; April 16; How Do We Worship? - Easter Sunrise/Breakfast at the Parsonage; May 7: Who Is God? - the Trinity; May 28: Confirmation Sunday. Please contact to learn more and participate.

FAITH FORMATION LENTEN PROJECT:   We are requesting donations of empty chip tubes with lids or any container with this sort of shape - cartons for oatmeal, breadcrumbs, and so forth.  They will be used for a Lenten craft during Faith Formation. Place donations in the box downstairs where we share coffee fellowship.  Thank you!

ORDER EASTER LILIES:  We bank our altar with masses of Easter Lilies to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hope of life everlasting. Members of the Flower Committee will be in the Vestry during coffee hour on March 19 and March 26 accepting orders for Easter Sunday, April 9.   The price is $10.00 each.  No orders can be accepted after March 28.

SOUTH SHORE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Needs Painters and Bakers on Tuesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 23 at 302-304 Whiting Street in Hingham. We need help with interior painting for the two homes under construction. The volunteer shift is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We provide all the supplies. We also need your culinary skills for our Cookie Crew!  Whether it's for break or lunch, please plan to feed at hungry crew of 15! Items can be dropped off at the site on March 21 or March 23 between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Janice Richards at or 781-337-7744 x130

HELPING THE UNHOUSED IN KINGSTON AND PLYMOUTH:  If you would like to donate, you may do that through the website (Give/Other), or mail a check to the office made payable to FCC Hanover with “Meals for Unhoused” in the memo line.

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

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