A Friendly Church

Where Tradition Is Alive

Time With God's Children

Growing In Faith Together

Ready To Serve

First Congregational Church

508 Union Street

Manchester, NH 03104

603-625-5093

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Worship Services

10:00 a.m. on Sundays Fall – Winter – Spring

9:30 a.m. June 17 – September 2, 2018

What to Expect…

Welcome

First Congregational Church, fondly known as First Church, unites people of diverse beliefs, backgrounds and social circumstances around a common loyalty to Jesus, a common passion to serve the world and a common purpose: to love God with heart, soul, mind and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves. Our ideal is an open minded, warm hearted, spirit lifted church. We seek to express, in all dimensions of our life together, the mind and Spirit of Christ. We would love to have you join us.

Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin M. Pleas

“It is my time at First Church that helps me "recharge" my spirit with faith and hope for the coming week!”

Sue Hannigen

“A path which leads me forward in a journey of grace and love with my family, friends, and community."

Bruce Attridge

“Cherished elements of core traditions live on at First Church…” 

Grant Dugan

“I hope others will find such joy when they come here.”

Eleanor Flint Campbell

“We treasure our many friends and colleagues in this wonderful congregation.”

Susan and Bruce Felmly

“I love First Church because of my involvement with Women's Connection.”

Pamela LeBlanc

 

“I get an overall feeling of being uplifted.”

Joan Currier

 

Saturday, December 2nd at 4pm

Handel's Messiah, Part 1

Handel's Messiah, Part 1, returns to the First Congregational Church on Saturday, December 2nd at 4pm. Please join us in this joyous celebration of the Christmas season.  Click here for more information and a printable flyer.

 Messiah Financial Support 

If you are interested in financially supporting this amazing triennial event, click here for the 2018 Messiah Sponsorship Form.

Congratulations, Liz! 

Liz Verity was presented at the Spirit of NH Award Ceremony as the FCC Volunteer of the Year!

                           

 Quilt Raffle Winners 

Thanks to everyone for the donations to the Quilt Raffle.  We collected $840 which will be used towards upcoming Quilt Ministry projects!

      

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 10:00am.

Worship Sunday

Join us for Advent Sunday Family Lunch & Workshop following worship!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship service at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon is titled "Belonging to the Truth."  The reading is from John 18:33-37.

Prior to the 10:00am service, please enjoy the new Time of Greeting ... meet new friends and share fond memories before worship begins.

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Sundays at 10am

Sunday School is in full swing!

All children are invited to visit the Sunday School.  Children attend the 10am worship service, then head to classes following "Time with God's Children".

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Latest News

Enjoy the choir's rendition of "I Believe"

Current Videos

Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo including "I Believe"!

From the Pastor's Desk

Get connected to Rev. Kevin's insights! Learn more...

Sunday Bulletin

See the order of worship at First Church for the Sunday Service, including the Scripture Reading. Learn more...

The Sunday News

What’s happening this week in the life of First Church? Learn more...

Church Window

What’s happening this month at First Church? Learn more...

Sunday, December 9, 2018   

Service of Prayer and Healing

Inspired by the Celtic Tradition, the roughly half-hour service will include music, readings, prayers and an opportunity to receive a “Laying on of Hands” blessing. Service will be held in the Chapel following the 10:00am worship service and fellowship, on the 2nd Sunday each month.  

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