“Welcome to the First Congregational Church of Manchester. It is our purpose

  • -  to GATHER as the people of God in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire
  • -  to GROW together in faith, love and service, through worship and music, through Bible study and prayer, through service and mission
  • - and to GO into the world as disciples and apostles, leading and serving God’s people everywhere.

We are a member of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ. Come and join us in worship and service!”


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508 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104

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What's new at First Congregational Church


Worship This Week


Worship this Sunday, July 31sth, at 9:30AM 

This Sunday worship is in the sanctuary, and is the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Our Worship Service will be led by Guest Preacher, Barbara Papagian.

The sermon title for this week is "Consumers to Stewards"

   Please see below to view the Sunday Bulletin. Please note the Sunday Bulletin for the upcoming Worship Service on Sundays will be posted by Thursday of each week with the exception of winter holiday weeks: (Thanksgiving and Christmas week). During holiday weeks the Bulletin will be posted online by Tuesday of that week.

Download here -- >Sunday Bulletin 

Parking information: While on street parking is somewhat limited, you may use the parking lot on the corner of Amherst and Union Street (This is a courtesy of Devine Millimet Law Firm) or the Phaneuf Funeral Home parking lot on the corner of Hanover and Union. These spaces are only available for our use nights and weekends only. We are so grateful to our good neighbors for making these lots available to us. There are also a few handicap spaces on our driveway, which runs between Hanover and Amherst Streets. A handicap ramp is on our Amherst Street side entrance. We ask all able bodied people to leave the spaces on the driveway for those who need to park close to the building. Thank you!

Please know that you are always invited to a Special Worship Service at First Congregational Church!


The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, July 31, 2016, worship starts at 9:30 AMThis is the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Enjoy our own Director of Music, Adam Peithmann, on Piano!

Our Worship Service will be led by our Director of Parish Care and Guest Preacher, Barbara Papagian. The sermon title is "Consumers to Stewards".

   Please know that you are always invited to a Special Worship Service at First Congregational Church! 



The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, August 7, 2016, worship starts at 9:30 AMThis is the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.

Enjoy our Guest Vocalists, Carol Soucy and Michelle Harrington!

Our Worship Service will be led by Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin M. Pleas. The sermon title is "Playing the Hand We're Dealt".

   Please know that you are always invited to a Special Worship Service at First Congregational Church! 



Annual Church Picnic

Annual “All Church” Picnic on Sunday, September 11th!!

 On Sunday, September, 11th you are invited to enjoy lunch, play games, chat and relax  on the front lawn of FCC
immediately following the 10 AM Sanctuary worship service and Church School.  

This is a great time to reconnect after the summer   - no reservations needed; no cost; just come!  
Feel free to wear casual clothes to worship!

If you are able to help, there is a sign-up sheet on the Church office window with what is needed –
we are always looking for donations of cookies and fixings for our hotdogs and burgers, as well as
people to help with the set up and clean up.

                      Please join us to ensure another successful Annual All Church Picnic!                           

Contact Nancy Simmons at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   if you have any questions.      



Women's Connection Annual Kick-off!

Women's Connection Annual Fall Kick-Off on Thursday, September 15th at 6pm!

 Women’s Connection is planning the annual Kick-Off!

Mark your calendar for Thursday night September 15 at 6:00 for a Potluck Dinner in the Dinning Room.  Sign up to bring a main dish, salad, vegetable, bread/rolls, drink or desert. 

The sign up sheet is on the Church Office Window. 

Along with your dish, please also bring the recipe.  Deana Dubois has offered to begin putting a cook book together for WC.  Come help plan the 2016-17 year with new ideas for events and bring your favorite receipts to be added to the cook book.  


Hope to see you there!  



Donate to First Congregational Church

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Summer Musicians

 Summer 2016 Musicians at FCC!

All are welcome to enjoy these talented folks during Worship every Sunday at 9:30am!

June 19th – Men’s Quartet:  Allen Pattee, Kevin Pleas, Dave MacGregor, and Bob Ward

June 26th – Laura Parker, Guitar

July 10th – Abby Curtis, Piano

July 17th – Barbara Greenway and Laurel Schneider, vocalists

July 24th – Jay Daly, Trumpet

July 31st – Adam Peithmann, Piano

August 7th – Carol Soucy and Michelle Harrington, vocalists

August 14th – Barbara Papagian, Oboe

August 21st – Terri Pattee, Handbells

August 28th – Bob Ward, Vocalist

Visitors Guide


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