“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, January 22, 2017 at 10:00AM.

It is Hospitality Sunday; and the Third Sunday after Epiphany. 

Return at 4:00pm for an ONA Conversation with Rev.Jauhola Straight, Minister of Spiritual Growth, South Congregational Church, Concord, NH

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

The sermon is titled "On Entertaining Angels."

   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!


Third Sunday after Epiphany


 Sunday, January 22, 2017, worship starts at 10:00 AM.  

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

The sermon this week is titled "On Entertaining Angels."

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


meeting jesus pastor class 2017

Pastor's Class starts January 10th and 11th

Pastor's Class Tuesdays 1-2pm and Wednesdays 6-7pm

January 10th - February 22nd

Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus, none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith. Now, in Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg addresses the yearnings of those who want a fully contemporary faith that welcomes rather than oppresses our critical intelligence and openness to the best of historical scholarship. Borg shows how a rigorous examination of historical findings can lead to a new faith in Christ, one that is critical and, at the same time, sustaining.


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all are welcome

ONA Gathering at 4pm on Sunday, January 22nd


ONA Gathering with Rev. Carlos Juahola-Straight on Sunday, January 22nd at 4pm


Join the ONA Team on January 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm for a Presentation and Discussion session led by Rev. Carlos-Jauhola Straight, Minister of Spiritual Growth, South Congregational Church, Concord, NH. The session will focus on the question that is raised most often, “What does the Bible say about homosexuality?”  Rev. Jauhola-Straight serves as an ONA consultant for the New Hampshire Conference UCC.  He attended our first ONA information session in January 2016. We hope that you will attend. Light refreshments will be served after the session. Please sign up on the office window to assist the team in planning for handouts and refreshments.  If you need a ride, members of the ONA Team are offering to help. Just contact a team member and we'll make the arrangements with you.


ONA Team: Bruce Attridge, Kathy Alger, Karen Hawver, Jeffrey Frye, Michael Pugh, Kathy Rowe, John Rowe, Barbara Smith-Delahunt, and Carol Soucy



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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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