Who are we?

About Us

We are a small town, interdenominational church family here in and for the villages of Etna and Hanover Center. Our “yoked” church is a partnership between the American Baptist Church (est. 1771) in Etna and the United Church of Christ (est. 1768) in Hanover Center. As a result of this “yoke” our church family has grown to represent a variety of church traditions: Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Northern American Baptist, Southern Baptist, Presbyterian, and various other Bible churches.

Our regular 10 AM Sunday worship service follows Protestant traditions and includes:

  • Kids small groups (elementary & middle school)
  • Bible-based preaching
  • Traditional church liturgy
  • Prayer, choral performances, and scripture readings
  • Both traditional and contemporary music
  • Refreshments and conversation after the service

We strive to be a church that’s friendly, hospitable and where you always feel welcome. If you’d like to find out more about who we are and ways you can get connected, just reach out via email here.

Our staff :

Pastor:  Rev. Chris Green

Church secretary: Carol Edwards

Communications:  Carol Edwards (bulletin), Marjorie Rose (website), Mark Hardy, weekly emails

Etna Facilities support:  Ken and Norma Pelton

Treasurer: Steve Schuchman

Choir Director: Christine Hoskin

Pianist accompaniment:  Kay Hillinger, Carol Edwards

Inter-Church Council

The Inter Church Council covers all joint church operations and issues.  Each church has its own officers.

Chairman:   Marjorie Rose

Inter-Church Council Hanover Center:

Garlan Hoskin

Harold Frost

Elaine Hawthorne

Dina Cutting

Ellie Fullington

Inter-Church Council Etna:

Susan Johnson

Becky LaHaye

Christian Passow

Laurie Wadsworth

Marjorie Rose

First Congregational Church

of Hanover in Hanover Center

Church Officers:

Moderator: Dina Cutting

Clerk:         Torey Elder

Co-treasurers:  Dina Cutting & Jane Rice


Harold Frost

Jeff Balch

Glenn Elder


Rob Rice

Marci O’Keefe

Shawn O’Keefe

Elaine Hawthorne

First Baptist Church   

of Hanover in Etna

(as of 3/21)

Church Officers:

President:         Eric Wadsworth

Vice President: Doug Irwin

Clerk:             Carol Edwards

Treasurer:        Steve Schuchman

Ass’t Treasurer:  Skip Stanger


John LaHaye

Mike Tischbein

Ken Pelton

Deacons: (pastoral concerns)

Susan Johnson

Todd Hess

John LaHaye

Cora Moses

Norma Pelton

Maxine Wallace

Ken Pelton

Reach Out

Contact Pastor Chris

Maybe you have a question, maybe you're looking for some pastoral advice, or maybe you want to find out more about our church. Don't hesitate to reach out directly to Pastor Chris.
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