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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          An Open and Affirming         Congregation

Worship Services

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

9:30 a.m. June 16 – September 1, 2019

What to Expect…on Sunday morning

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, please tune into WMUR Closings.  Offices are closed when Manchester Schools are closed due to weather emergency.

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

 

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 26, 2020,  at 10:00am

Worship This Sunday

Join us this Sunday for worship on the Third Sunday after Epiphany!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon will be given by a Guest Preacher and is titled "What will you leave?".  The scripture reading is from Matthew 4:12-23.

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Sunday, February 2, 2020,  at 11:30am

Mind, Body, Spirit...with Jason Sokol

All Eyes Are Upon Us: Racial Struggles in the Northeast from Jackie Robinson to Deval Patrick

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Sunday, March 8, 2020   

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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2019 Cookbook

2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order      

 Highlights

Men's Group on Saturday, February 15th at 8am

Join Rev. Pleas at the next monthly Men's Breakfast!

Sign up on the office window, or talk to Rev. Pleas for details.

Meet the Pastor Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Drop in to see Rev. Pleas!  Or anytime by appointment.

Come in Wednesdays 1pm-3pm for some very inspirational one-on-one time with Rev. Kevin Pleas.

Dress A Girl

The next Dress A Girl Sew will be Thursday, January 30th, at 9am; and Thursday, February 20th.  Everyone is welcome to join us as we make some dresses for girls at risk around the world.

Thanks to everyone who continues to support and sew for Dress A Girl!  

Sokhom has brought our dresses to Cambodia!  This grandmother is raising the grandchildren so the parents can find work in Thailand.

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Young Athletes Volunteers

Join the Young Athletes 5:30-6:30pm at Manchester Community Music School.  Sign up on the office window, or see Bill Jones.

Latest News

2019 Written Commitee Reports

Read the 2019 Written Committee Reports by clicking here!

The 2019 Financial & Statistical Reports can be picked up on Sunday, January 26th.  Those not picked up will be mailed 1st Class on Monday, January 27th.  Members wishing to receive a digital copy, can request one by email to Linda Bonetti at LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org.

Current Videos

Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo including "Weave" sung by our choir during the Dress A Girl Around the World Blessing and Stewardship Sunday service.   Also check out "I Believe", Jeffrey Frye's original "We are Unbroken (After All)", and other unique and enjoyable FCC musical moments!!

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...

June 2, 2019

Welcome to our Confirmands!

   

June 2, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

   

June 16, 2019

Welcome New Member, Alan Martin!