About Us

We are a warm and inviting Christian community with a rich history, a vibrant present, and an exciting future. Located in the heart of Manchester, we open our doors to all who would join us for meaningful worship, joyful friendship, and compassionate service to the world. No matter where you may be in your journey of faith, you are welcome here. We practice an open-hearted and open-minded faith, which is our understanding of what it means to love and serve God.

The First Congregational Church (First Church) is located at 508 Union Street in downtown Manchester, NH, with our office entrance off the driveway that runs between Hanover Street and Amherst Street.  We can be reached at 603.625.5093; or by email to the Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, at KPleas@FCCManchesterNH.org, or email to the Church Administrator, Linda Bonetti, at LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org.

“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.  If you are interested in performing in the amazing triennial event, click here for the Performer's Invitation.

For a listing of rehearsal dates and commitment, please click here.

 Messiah Financial Support 

Handel's Messiah, Part 1, returns to the First Congregational Church on Saturday, December 2nd at 4pm. 

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

 Quilt Ministry Raffle 

Pick up your raffle tickets in the office all week, or Sundays during Fellowship Hour!  Drawing is on November 11th!  Proceeds to benefit the Quilt Ministry.

For more information and tickets, click here for the Quilt Ministry Raffle Ticket.

                        

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 10:00am.

Worship Sunday

Our Sunday worship begins at 10am!    Our Commissioned Minister, Barbara Papagian, will lead the worship service at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. 

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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Sunday, October 14, 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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Latest News

Current Videos

Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo!

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...

ONA Update   

ONA Celebration Service on Sunday, November 18th at 3pm

Join us as we celebrate our Open & Affirming status with a special worship service and Celebration on Sunday, November 18th at 3pm.  All are welcome to attend.

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The ONA Team offers water and resources to Concord Pride attendees on June 2nd!