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Easy Chair Chats

Watch a replay or a participate in a live easy chair chat with Senior Pastor, Ed Vinson on our Easy Chair Chats page every Wednesday night at 7pm.

Sunday Service Schedule starting June 7th, 2020

Our temporary schedule of Sunday services will be as follows starting June 7th, 2020:

  • 08:30 am Prayer Meeting - In person
  • 09:00 am Drive-in Service - Remote dial-in 1-712-775-7031, when prompted enter code 708-648-982#
  • 10:00 am Adult Sunday School - Adult Sunday School with social distancing requirements
  • 10:00 am College age Sunday School - College age Sunday School with social distancing requirements
  • 11:00 am Sanctuary Service - Limited to 50% capacity, the service will also be streamed live on Facebook and will be available on the website to replay.

Our History

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Our History

Hanover Friends Evangelical Church

The Beginning

Stanley and Louise Baldwin1950

Stanley and Louise Baldwin, members of First Friends Church in Newport News, Virginia, moved to Richmond. Realizing the need for a Friends church in the area, they sought assistance from the denomination, then known as the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends, to help fulfill their dream, but there were too few Friends here at the time to attempt a church plant.

The First Church Building

Original big room 19641964

As the years went by, the desire for a church grew in the hearts of the Baldwins. After 14 years of seeking God, the Baldwins finally saw Hanover Friends Church become a reality with 8 charter members! The first building, now known as the “big room” or the Day School Building, was dedicated just two years later in 1966. Average Sunday morning attendance had grown to twenty five dedicated people who stepped out in faith and sacrificed to make sure that those who would later follow would have an opportunity to get connected!

The Congregation Grew

Congregation 19701970

As more and more people got connected to new life in Jesus Christ through the ministry that was taking place here, our congregation grew to an average of over 100 people on Sunday mornings! To house this expanding congregation, we built and dedicated our larger, present sanctuary.

Friendly Care Day School Established

HEFC/FCDS sign 19721972

The leadership at HEFC saw a need in the community for quality child care, which in turn became a huge ministry opportunity. In order to meet that need, an outreach effort began with the launching of the Friendly Care Day School!

Construction of the Gym

HEFC Campus 19751975

The construction and dedication of the gym was a very exciting time in the history of our church. This new building represented another opportunity for outreach and an additional way to connect people to the abundant life available through Christ!

Renovated Sanctuary

Congregation 20052005

On September 18th, 2005 we dedicated our newly renovated sanctuary and launched the Connecting this Generation to Life stewardship campaign. The generations before us sought and saw God’s provision time after time as new buildings were constructed creating the very places where many of us got connected to Christ. Now it is our turn! We must seize the opportunity to connect this generation to Life!

Today

2020

We are a growing, healthy church impacting our community for Jesus. We would love for you to come and join us!


The History of HEFC