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"This church is a gathering of forgiven sinners, called to be holy, dedicated to service. Saved by the patient grace of God, we deal patiently with others. Knowing our own weakness and failures, we bring good news to all sinners with understand of their condition, and with hope in God." 

Our World Belongs to God: A Contemporary Testimony

"And Jesus came and said to His disciples, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." 

Matthew 28:18-20

There is no greater way to get to know the faith family of First CRC than to participate in one of our ministries. Please take note of what ministries are available to you. If you have any questions, please contact the church secretary using the information at the bottom of this page.


At First, there is a wide diversity of community groups available for you to participate in. Men and women from all stages of life meet together in order to establish trusting relationships that encourage us to grow spiritually, offer mercy towards one another in times of need, and be the hands and feet of peace, justice, and harmony in our world, especially in the city of Hanford, the place where God has strategically placed us. 

If you would like to take part in one of our Community Groups or if the Lord has put it on your heart to form a small group of your own, please contact Heather Thomas. 

Children's Ministries

Parents are the key spiritual leaders in the lives of their children. In baptism, we promise to support parents in their mission to raise a child in the way they should go. As such, we offer many classes, programs, and opportunities for every child to learn about Jesus. If you'd like more information about our Children's Ministries please contact one of our Youth Directors.

High School Ministries

There is a diversity of programs for High School students which are devoted to equipping young people to encounter God, grow in faith, and serve in community. Through these ministries, young people will discover their place in God's world by using their various gifts and talents that God has given them. 

Inter-generational Ministries

Here at First, we believe we have been created to live in community. Doing so affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we live and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s word. Gathering together as the church, transcending age, gender, ethnicity, race, or any such thing, is an essential part of First CRC, as it provides a place where deep fellowship can take place. God reconciled us not only to Himself, but also to one another.

Aside from morning worship, a few Inter-generational gatherings and Ministries are: 

click on the names below for more information

Friendship Ministry

Other notable Inter-generational Gatherings throughout the year:

A. Expedition Day Camps - A children's ministry where youth and adults are encouraged to participate through leadership and service. These one-day camps are held throughout the summer months.

B. Community Movie Night - Share a meal and a movie outside under the stars in the Fall.

C. Community Worship Nights - Join us for a night of Contemporary worship music accompanied by our Worship Band followed by a time for fellowship.

D. Community Hymn Sing - Join us for a night singing your favorite Traditional Hymns accompanied by the Organ followed by a time for fellowship. 

E. Affinity Groups - Join us throughout the Summer as we connect with one another through like interests such as Family Game Nights, Family Volleyball Nights, Hiking, etc. There is something for everyone!