Church Council

First Church is an autonomous, self-governing body in covenant with the United Church of Christ. First Church is governed by its members through their participation at the Annual Meeting and any special meetings. The overall work of governing First Church is divided into three ministry areas consisting of the Ministry of Spirituality; Ministry of Mission and Outreach; and Ministry of Sustaining Our Church Home.

The administration of First Church affairs is delegated by its members to staff personnel, Officers, Church Council, Ministries, Trustees, and other officials. The organization structure is intended to facilitate communications and to provide well-defined responsibilities. Although these responsibilities are delegated to many individuals and organizations, it is the intent that the overall responsibility for First Church operations be vested in the Church Council.

To learn more, please view our Church Governance Organization Chart HERE.

Meet Our Staff

The staff at First Congregational Church are here to help you with your questions and concerns. You may also contact a staff member for events. Learn more...

Ways To Get Involved

There are many ways to become involved at First Church. As you become more familiar with our church, some of the opportunities to choose... 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... Learn more...

Children

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

 

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients!

Cyrus Fennel - Graduation Gift; Connor Lyons - William P. McGuiness Award; Emma Green - Beth Ernest Jenkins Award; Margaret Thornton - FCC Scholarship; Bridget Thornton - The Higher Education Award

Thanks to all the volunteers at the Summer Special Olympics: Mini-Jav!

Congratulations to our newly Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care, Barbara Papagian!

   

 Upcoming Events 

Worship Sunday

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9:30am.

This is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship service at 9:30am in the Sanctuary.  Please note that we have started our new summer worship schedule!  This week's summer musical artist is pianist Abby Curtis!

Prior to the 9:30am service, please enjoy the new Time of Greeting ... meet new friends and share fond memories before worship begins.

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Sunday, July 8, 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 10:00 am worship service and fellowship, on the 2nd Sunday each month.

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Latest News

Current Videos

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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!