Children

Sunday Mornings for Children

We warmly invite you and your children to join us on Sunday mornings for a time of spiritual enrichment and fun.

Visiting for the first time?

Please feel free to contact Kelda York, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, at KYork@FCCManchesterNH.org if you have any questions or if you would like to arrange a time to familiarize yourself with our building before coming to worship for the first time. On Sunday morning, feel free to ask an Usher or Greeter to introduce you to Betsy prior to the start of the worship service.

Kelda York, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

603-625-5093

KYork@FCCManchesterNH.org

Pre-K through Seventh Grade

We offer Sunday School during our 10:00am service during the school year.  This summer there will not be church school during services, however the children’s room will be available for parents to use with their children if necesary.  Every other Sunday during the summer there will be a planned activity: July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18 and September 1.  If you are interested in leading the project, please contact Kelda…no experience is necessary and everything is supplied for you!

Children begin worship in the Sanctuary with their families. Following the “Talk with God’s Children” they exit the Sanctuary and gather in the recreation room for the scripture of the month, video over view of the scripture lesson, along with learning new songs. Children then go to their age level Sunday School class rooms. Grades 5 -7 have a more in-depth scripture lesson with a young teen focus on mission and how does the Bible apply in this time of their life.

First Church uses the Deep Blue curriculum, which excites children to connect with the Bible and the world around them through Bible stories easily read in the CEB language. Grades 5 -7 submerge into mission and spark discussions about applying scripture to everyday experiences. Each week closes with thought and prayer using a contemporary video. Technology is available with this curriculum along with a weekly devotional for the entire family.

Click here for the 2019-2020 Church School Registration Form

Communion

We encourage our children to participate in Communion with their families on Communion Sunday’s. Children are escorted to the sanctuary to join with their family for Communion.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir will practice in the Sanctuary (if no other congregational meeting is taking place in the Sanctuary that day) at 11:30am.  Children in grades 2-8 are invited to speak with our Director of Music, Adam Peithmann, about openings.  

First Church Choirs

Our choirs enrich your worship experience, which includes children’s story, music, sermon, and prayer. 

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Communion

Communion is celebrated during worship on “Threshold Sundays” – the first Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday of the New Year, the first Sunday... Learn more...

Bible Study

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...

Families and Children

Families and children are prominent in our church life. Children participate in worship and events throughout the year. Children... 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

 

 Highlights

September 8, 2019

Kick off the Church Year at the Summer Picnic

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Thursday,September 12th at 6pm

Women's Connection Annual Kick-Off Potluck!

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Sunday, September 22nd

Mind, Body, Spirit....series

The History of First Congregational Church as presented by Selma Naccach-Hoff.  Join us after fellowship!

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June 9, 2019

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the 2019 Summer Olympics!

June 9, 2019

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program this year!

 

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9:30am

Worship This Sunday

Join us this Sunday for worship!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship at 9:30am in the Sanctuary.  This week's sermon is titled "Taking Refuge". The reading is from Psalm 71:1-6..

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Sundays for Children

Children's Activities on Sundays

During the summer there will not be Church School, however there will be a Children's Activity in the Rec Room at 9:30am.  The last this summer is on Sunday, September 1st.

Church School resumes on Sunday, September 8th, when we go back to the 10:00am service.  Children will attend the worship service at 10:00am with their family and following "Time with God's Children" they will go with their teachers to Sunday School.  

Registration forms are on the table outside the Children's Ministry office, or click here.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019   

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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June 2, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

   

June 16, 2019

Welcome New Member, Alan Martin!

   

June 2, 2019

Welcome to our Confirmands!

   

Latest News

Current Videos

Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo including "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...

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!

      

2019 Cookbook

2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order