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What to Expect

  1. What kind of church is Faith Community Church of Hopkinton?
  2. Is Faith Community Church of Hopkinton a Christian church or something else?
  3. When are your services?
  4. Where are you located?
  5. Where should I park?
  6. Is your building handicapped-accessible?
  7. What are the services like?
  8. What is the music like?
  9. Will you ask me for money?
  10. Do you celebrate communion?
  11. Will I have to say anything, be singled out, or sign anything?
  12. What should I wear?
  13. What do you have for my children?
  14. What do you have for my teenagers?
  15. Can I be married at Faith Community Church?
  16. Do you rent space in your building?

1. What kind of church is Faith Community Church of Hopkinton?
Faith Community Church is a non-denominational Christian church that has been a part of the town since 1724. We strive to communicate the truths of the Bible in a way that you can understand and find relevant. We have worship services with both a contemporary flavor or a more traditional style that provide insights that you can use the rest of your week. We also offer ministries that meet a variety of needs for all age groups. You’ll find that our extensive network of Small Groups meet in homes throughout the area as one way to connect with new people.

2. Is Faith Community Church of Hopkinton a Christian church or something else?
We are a Christian church. We are deeply committed to the truths of the Bible. We are a mix of real people, from long-time Christians to those seeking to know God and develop a relationship with God. We are real people, facing the real issues of life and looking for relevant answers. We've discovered that those answers are only found in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. For more information on what we believe, please visit We Believe.

3.When are your services?
All the information you'll need about our Sunday services is located on the Worship Services page.

4. Where are you located?
We are located at 146 E. Main St, approximately 1.5 miles east of Hopkinton town center. Need directions?

5. Where should I park?
There is parking all around the building, with handicapped spaces near each door. If you are coming for services in either the Chapel or Worship Center, the parking on the west side (first parking area you come to) would be the closest. There are parking places reserved for visitors and for the elderly in this area. If you are bringing children, use the entrance to the Children's Lobby which is on the south side of the building. The majority of parking is located in this area at the back of the building. Using the entrance on the east side will bring you into the building where you can use the steps or elevator to bring you upstairs to the Worship Center, Chapel, and Fellowship Hall.

6. Is your building handicapped-accessible?

Our building is handicapped-accessible with an elevator between floors in the center of the building. There are handicapped parking places near each entrance. To enter on the floor where the Chapel and Worship Center are located, use the main door on the west side of the building, parking in the first area you come to. If you enter from the east of the building, there is an elevator that will take you up one floor to the Chapel and Worship Center.  The south side of the building is accessible, but is the furthest entrance from the elevator.

 

7. What are the services like?

Worship Center Services
These identical contemporary services are offered in the Worship Center, a large, modern room. A live band and occasional dramas or multimedia presentations introduce the theme of the Bible-based message presented by our Lead Pastor, Mike Laurence.
Occasionally numbers light up on the side of the Worship Center. The numbers are used by the Children’s Ministry to contact parents when their child needs them.

Chapel Service
This traditional service with contemporary elements is held in our chapel, a smaller, more intimate room that is decorated like a New England chapel. The music is offered by a choir or acoustic ensemble. The message and drama are presented via a video feed from the Worship Center.

Between the Services
Coffee and doughnuts are available between services in Fellowship Hall (located across from the Worship Center). This is also a great time to stop by the Information Center or Serving Counter. If you are staying for both services, please pick up your children from childcare between services.

Prayer
Prayer is an important part of each service and is usually led by a Pastor or church leader. Sometimes you will have the opportunity to pray in small groups with those around you. You may choose to participate or pray silently on your own. Choose whichever method is most comfortable for you.

8. What is the music like?
We have a live band in the Worship Center. In the Chapel, we have a song leader with acoustic instrumentation.

9. Will you ask me for money?
There is an offering. If you are a guest, please do not feel obligated to give. The people who call Faith Community home support this church and its ministries.

10. Do you celebrate communion?
Faith Community Church usually celebrates communion on the first Sunday of each month.  Communion is a special celebration of the relationship Christians have with God. Anyone who believes in Jesus Christ is welcome to participate. You don't need to be a member of our church. Please feel free to pass the bread and juice if you choose not to participate. If you have any further questions, please speak to one of the Pastors or Elders.

We now offer a gluten free alternative to communion. It is available at the Ushers' Station by the main double doors of the Worship Center.

11. Will I have to say anything, be singled out in any way or have to sign anything?
No. We want to get to know you, but more importantly, we want you to be comfortable. We won't ask you to wear a visitor badge or stand up and introduce yourself. We want you to remain as anonymous as you prefer.

We do have an Faith Community Church Response Card in every program. During the service, everyone has the opportunity to fill one out. The Response Card helps us meet the needs of our regular attendees and get to know guests. If you are interested in knowing more about Faith Community Church, connect with the people at the Information Center in the lobby or check off the box on the Response Card requesting more information about the church.

12. What should I wear?
Whatever makes you feel comfortable. People who attend Faith Community Church wear everything from casual business wear to jeans.

13. What do you have for my children?
While you enjoy the service, we offer your children opportunities to actively engage in Bible learning and activities that will build character. Children learn Bible stories that reinforce our 3 big ideas: I can trust God no matter what; I need to make the wise choice; and I should treat others the way I want to be treated. During the school year, we offer classes for children ages 2 through the 6th grade and during the summer, we have classes for children ages 2 through the 4th grade. All of our childcare workers have completed a screening with reference checks and a CORI background check prior to teaching in the classrooms.

Infant and toddler nursery rooms for children under the age of 2 are available on the main floor. We also have a private viewing room where you can see the Worship Center service, if your child is not comfortable apart from you.

If you are visiting with us for the first time, please stop by the Children’s Ministry Lobby downstairs to register your children. We will happily assist you with questions
For more information, please visit Children’s Ministry.

14. What do you have for my teenagers?
Our Student Ministry team offers a full slate of activities and spiritual development opportunities for junior high teens (grades 7-8) and senior high teens (grades 9-12). They meet at 10:45 AM on Sundays (during second service) and during the week. You’ll find more information by visiting the Junior High Student Ministry or Senior High Student Ministry pages.

15. Can I be married at Faith Community Church?
If you are a member or a regular attendee of Faith Commuity Church, your pastors and staff, want to be helpful as you prepare for marriage and plan for your wedding. Our church wedding coordinator will assist and guide you through the wedding process along with the officiating pastor. The Wedding Planning Guide is available for PDF download and the Pre-Marital Data Sheet is available by request from the church office to assist you.

16. Do you rent space in your building?
We will consider requests from community and non-profit groups as we have space available according to our Building Use Policy. The Building Use Policy and the Building Use Application to aid you in renting out space, are available in the Forms section of the web site.

 

 


Contact Information

More questions?  We've got answers!

  • Stop by the Information Center on Sunday morning (located outside of the Worship Center)
  • Contact the church office: 508.435.5900

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