Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, January 29 at 9:30 AM.

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9:30 am, January 29, 2023 - Worship in person or on-line! Come celebrate all that we aspire to on the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Sunday! Field Ed Student Lori Bruni will give a sermon entitled Redefining Stewardship and Inspiring Hope, using Psalm 24 and Matthew 5: 1-12 as the scriptures. 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: Please join us for a discussion
Meeting ID: 844 282 5744
Passcode: 639534

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!

ASH WEDNESDAY FAMILY SOUP SUPPER:  We will start off the Lenten season with a Family Soup Supper on February 22 at 6 PM in the church vestry! We are looking for people who are interested in making a soup or bread. Rev. Peter has already said he will provide a home-made soup.  Please contact Linda Gildardi by email (garygilardi or phone( 339-933-0224).

NEW CLAVINOVA IN THE WORKS: The Music Committee would like to replace the Clavinova digital piano in the sanctuary soon.  The new one will be purchased from Falcetti’s in Natick.  If you would like to contribute to the purchase, please make your check out to FCC Hanover, print "Clavinova" on the memo line, and send to the church office or place in the offering plate.

CONFIRMATION 2023:  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:  February 12:  Why Is the Church?; March 5: What’s in the Bible?; 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.

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.

DONATE OUTERWEAR FOR THOSE IN NEED:  The Thrift Shop has a coat rack for winter coats for men, women and children.  Drop off your clean, gently used or new winter outerwear during regular Thrift Shop hours, Wednesday and Saturday from 10-2. Please let people know that the Silver Street Thrift Shop is offering free coats to those in need of warm winter wear, no purchase necessary!

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.