“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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Worship This Week


Worship this Sunday, September 25th, at 10:00AM.

 This is Stewardship Sunday and the Baptism of Tyler Daniel McKenney.

It is the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Our Worship Service will be led by Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin M. Pleas.

The sermon title for this week is "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms"

   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!


New Member Orientation


The Membership Team is pleased to invite everyone who has been visiting our Church lately, or who would like to learn more about Church Membership to join us on Tuesday evening, October 4, 2016.

This will give you an opportunity, without commitment, to explore church membership and to enjoy some fellowship time. We are all eager to have a meaningful and friendly conversation with you. Our orientation is informal and we will share what First Congregational Church is all about.

Please join us for about forty-five minutes of conversation about our Church, get to know some of the Membership Team, and ask any questions you may have. 

We will meet in the Church Parlor at 6:00 PM, and will have some refreshments for you. Don’t be bashful. We would love to extend the hand of hospitality, friendship and information to YOU.

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The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost



Sunday, September 25, 2016, worship starts at 10:00 AMThis is the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Our Worship Service will be led by Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin M. Pleas. The sermon title is "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms."

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



Mind, Body, Spirit Fall Series


Healthy Meals and Snacks for Any Age...with Michelle Horan

September 25th at 11:30am  - Mind, Body, Spirit Fall Kick-Off

As kids head back to school and a new fall season begins, come learn how you can plan meals for yourself or a whole family.


Please click "Read More" below to view the Mind, Body, Spririt...Spring Series schedule and descriptions.

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Bible Study starts September 27th

Bible Study Tuesdays 1-2pm and Wednesdays 6-7pm

September 27th-November 9th

Follow the journeys of Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion, as he spread the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey. Travel to the early church sites and explore Paul’s conversations with the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. In this seven-week study, you are invited to experience faith through Christ’s greatest teacher and missionary.



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Senior Fellowship Fall Luncheon


SENIORS…Fall Fellowship Luncheon

Wednesday, October 12th

Social Hour 11am-12noon             Luncheon at 12noon 

The Senior Citizens Fellowship Board will hold their Fall Luncheon for those 60+ at the Manchester Country Club, 180 So. River Rd, Bedford NH. 

Entertainment by Rev. Robert Fellows, Illusionist and Magician!


Enjoy great food, entertainment, and fun with friends!   

Invitations to the Fall luncheon have been mailed to all 60+!

If you have not received your invitation, please call the Church office at 625-5093.

Deadine to make reservations is Sunday, September 25th!

Call for reservations:    Larry Dearborn  623-5964     Marsha Neubert   669-2502      Anne Williamson   623-4638 


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Visitors Guide


Coming into a new church for the very first time can be a daunting experience.  It is difficult to tell just what to expect. Sometimes it almost seems as if churches are speaking a alien language.

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