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
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.
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.
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.
“It is my time at First Church that helps me "recharge" my spirit with faith and hope for the coming week!”
“A path which leads me forward in a journey of grace and love with my family, friends, and community."
“Cherished elements of core traditions live on at First Church…”
“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.”
“I get an overall feeling of being uplifted.”
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...
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...
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.
2019 Women's Connection Cookbook
only $12.50 each
See a member of Women's Connection to order
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.
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.
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.
Join the Young Athletes 5:30-6:30pm at Manchester Community Music School. Sign up on the office window, or see Bill Jones.
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.
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...
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...
What’s happening this month at First Church? Learn more...
Welcome to our Confirmands!
Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!
Welcome New Member, Alan Martin!
First Congregational Church
508 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104