The Church Window

The Church Window is a monthly publication reflecting on topics of interest, recent First Church happenings, and upcoming events. A printed copy of the Church Window is available by mail or by email by contacting our Church Administrator, Linda Bonetti, at LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org.

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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

 

 Highlights

2019 Cookbook Preorder

Preorder your 2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order      

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2pm

Death by Chocolate...A Murder Mystery Theater at FCC!
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to bring your detective hats to FCC to help us solve a murder mystery! 
Please sign up on the office window to bring one of your favorite chocolate desserts for the Smorgasboard!

And save the following dates:

Sunday, January 20th 11:30-12:30 - Information meeting for all thespians and thespian-wannabees, and helpers who would like to join in the fun and excitement!

Sunday, January 27th 11:30-1pm - Rehearsal (Snow date, February 9th)

Saturday, February 16th Rehearsal/run through followed by the evening performance and FUN!  (Snow date following the Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 17th)

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Sunday, February 17th following worship

2019 Annual Meeting

Please be present to vote on the approval of our Written Reports for 2018 and the upcoming 2019 Budget.  A quorum of 50 active members is required.

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10:00am

Worship Sunday

Join us for the Second Sunday after Epiphany.  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship service at 10:00am in the Sanctuary.  This week's sermon is entitled, "Here I am, Lord."  The reading is from First Samuel 3:1-12.

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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Sunday, February 10, 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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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, April 14th

Join First Congregational Church!

This is the perfect time to join the First Congregational Church!  A new member joining Orientation will be held on Monday, April 1st at 6pm to introduce you to Rev. Pleas and the Membership Committee, and hear about all the opportunties for spirital enrichment and community involvement that First Church offers. 

On Sunday, April 14th, new members and those transferring their membership from another church, or renewing their membership at First Church, will be introduced to the congregation as part of the ceremony. 

You are welcome here!

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Latest News

View The Messiah Concert on Manchester TV

Click here to connect to Manchester TV and scroll the calendar of viewings.

Enjoy the Jeffrey's original composition of "We are Unbroken"

Current Videos

Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo including "We are Unbroken"!

Enjoy the choir's rendition of "I Believe"

Current Videos

Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo including "I Believe"!

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!