Building Use

The First Church building is a vibrant facility that serves our congregation and our community on a daily basis. While numerous church committees utilize the building for meetings, we also host programs such as the English for New Americans, Alcoholics Anonymous, Scouts and the N.H. Gay Men’s Chorus rehearsals.

All requests for uses of meeting rooms and space must be scheduled through the church office. Please call the First Church office at 625-5093 prior to finalizing any space requirements.  Please copy Lauren, Linda, and Larry on all e-mail requests for space and on cancellations of reserved space.

Lauren Henderson, Front Office Administrator, LHendersonFCC@yahoo.com 

Linda Bonetti, Church Administrator LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org

Larry Dearborn, Building Manager LDearborn@FCCMancehsterNH.org

From the Pastor's Desk

One of the best parts of my work is being able to teach and write about our faith and Church life. I’m pleased to offer my reflections... Learn more...

Our History

In 1839 the eager entrepreneurs of the Amoskeag Mills coaxed a small, struggling English Congregational Church to link arms with a small, struggling... Learn more...

Music

First Church has a dynamic and inclusive music ministry for all ages. Our adult ensembles and children ensembles enrich our worship service... Learn more...

Pastor's Class

Rev. Kevin offers a variety of multi-week book and Bible study classes at different times during the church year. Past classes have included... Learn more...

“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

Worship Sunday, February 23, 2020,  at 10:00am

Worship This Sunday

Join us this Sunday for worship on Transfiguration Sunday!  Our Commissioned Minister in Pastoral Care, Barbara Papagian, will lead the worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon is titled "Changes Happen.  Be Not Afraid."  The scripture reading is from Matthew 17:1-9            Learn more...

Worship Sunday, March 1, 2020,  at 10:00am

Worship This Sunday

Join us this Sunday for worship on the First Sunday in Lent!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon is titled "A Lesson in Authenticity".  The scripture reading is from Matthew 5:33-37.            Learn more...

Monday, March 2, 2020   

Interfaith Women of NH

Join women of all religious backgrounds as they explore the Joys and Challenges of Interfaith Families.

Registration at 6:15pm at Temple Adath Yeshurun.

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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

Meet the Pastor Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Rev. Kevin will be on vacation this week, but call the office to make an appointment with Barbara Papagian, our Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care.

Come in Wednesday, March 4th from 1pm-3pm for some very inspirational one-on-one time with Rev. Kevin Pleas.

Men's Breakfast

Join Rev. Kevin and Peter Perich as the men of FCC make breakfast on the third Saturday of each month, and then enjoy a prayer discussion.  The next breakfast is served at 8am on Saturday, March 21st.

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

Dress A Girl

The next Dress A Girl Sew will be in April due to some meeting conflicts in February and March.  Everyone is welcome to sew on their own or join us as we make some dresses for girls at risk around the world. Contact Linda Bonetti for patterns or kits.

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 were sent by 1st class mail.  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!