The church is a beautiful but messy place. That’s because it’s filled with recovering runaways like me. There was a time in my life when I thought the church was at best an irrelevant way to spend your time, and at worst a hypocritical religious country club. However, through encountering the gospel of Jesus, I’ve come to see that neither of those are true—well, at least they’re not meant to be.
The church is meant to be a shining beacon of truth, hope, and healing. The church is meant to be an authentic community of radical grace and belonging. The church is meant to be a vibrant organization that is enflamed with the joy of Jesus and seeking to extend His kingdom. We, at First Congregational of Hamilton, are seeking to be that type of church that reflects and extends the welcome of Jesus to all nationalities, tribes, races, cultures, and languages.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time member, welcome! I invite you to take a closer look at our church by perusing our website, participating in one of our services, or joining one of our ministries relevant to your needs. Through it all, I hope you find our church to be a loving house of refuge and a joyful house of worship.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance. We have an excellent staff of men and women who are eager to help. Thank you for visiting our site!
“To the broken and in need,
To the lonely and afraid,
To the weary who are looking
For hope in the midst of pain,
To the skeptic with many doubts,
To the strong in faith and growing,
To the stranger in our midst
And the one whose heart is hurting,
Here you find a church
Of the forgiven and undeserving.”
All my best,
Rev. Jeremy A. McKeen
Senior Pastor