Who are we?
Our church seeks to be a community of people who love like Jesus Christ. We come from across the South Shore to worship at our little chapel in Hingham. While carrying out the regular activities of a church community, we greatly value the arts, living as good neighbors, and partnering in what God is doing both near and far. We strive to have our gatherings focused around Christ and his practices of hospitality and table fellowship. When we’re together, we’re characterized by mutual sharing, welcoming all people (especially children!), and providing a safe space for people who need healing and comfort.
Our Church's History
Our church was founded on the Cohasset-Hingham border in 1979 by Rev. J. Scott and Dorothy Newell in the former Pope Memorial Church building. Soon after, the new congregation
moved into a house church on Rockland Street in Hingham. It is there that the seeds for our shelter ministry were planted, Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore. The ministry took off under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Michael Matthews in the mid- to late 1980s. Revs. Larry & Martha Wilson continued to lead the house church in the early 1990s. Finally, in 1996, our current chapel was purchased from the Hingham United Methodist Church. The building underwent major renovations in 2004 under the direction of the then-pastor, Rev. Dr. Clifford Hersey. In early 2006, Rev. Jeremy D. Scott became our pastor.
Followers of Jesus Christ
We identify with the people called Christians: those who follow Jesus Christ. Simply said, we take his words to “love God and love humanity” to be the central spiritual, ethical, moral, and practical understanding to living in this world.
Our church is part of the worldwide Church of the Nazarene whose mission is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. For over a century, the Church of the Nazarene has been uniquely dedicated to heart holiness, missionality, and higher education. You may be familiar with our college in Quincy, Eastern Nazarene College. Many ENC faculty, staff, and students have found a church home in our congregation over the years.
New England District Church of the Nazarene
We are a church on the New England District Church of the Nazarene.
Several of us are inherently involved with the compassionate ministry center: Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore. FHSS is a transitional sheltering ministry dedicated to providing a place to live for those who have found themselves homeless. This ministry grew out our church in the 1980s and has grown to have different locations around the south shore, totaling over 30 family units.