Office Hours

The First Church front office is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00am until 2:00pm.  The staff is happy to arrange a meeting at any time, and is usually on hand until late afternoon and available evenings by appointment.  On Sundays, the front office is not attended, however it is open should you need anything.  Check the front office window for postings of upcoming activities and sign up sheets.

Food Closet Hours

The First Church Food Closet is open Monday-Friday 9am-12noon only.  One day of non-perishable food is given.  Recipients may come in every 30 days, and must have a photo ID.  Many thanks to our members for keeping the Food Closet stocked!

Contact Us, Directions and Parking

Contact

The church office is open Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. You can call the office during these hours at 603.625.5093 or send an email anytime to our Church Administrator, Linda Bonetti, at LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org.

Directions

First Church is located at 508 Union Street, which is the corner of Union and Hanover Streets in Manchester, NH.

Parking

There is parking on Sunday mornings and evenings just north of the church on Union Street in the adjacent parking lot. Additional parking is available on neighboring streets, and handicapped parking is available along the church driveway and on Amherst Steet. The church is accessible for the disabled through the ramp door on the Amherst Street side of the building.

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

 

VISITORS TO THE FCC OFFICES

Until further notice, visitors should call ahead to ensure the health and safety of our staff, members, and friends.  The Food Closet is available Monday-Friday 9-12noon by prearrangement.  Should you need anything relating to the office, please email Linda Bonetti, Rev. Kevin Pleas, or Barbara Papagian.  Our prayers are with you.

 Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship
Worship This Sunday, May 31st

[CLICK HERE] to join Rev. Kevin Pleas via Facebook/FCCManchester on Sunday following the Hymn & Sing which starts at 10am.

  To connect to the Lyrics and Bulletin, please [CLICK HERE].​

       [CLICK HERE] to send a Prayer Request to Barbara Papagian by 9am.

You do not need a Facebook account to view the services live or watch the videos on your own time.

Rev. Pleas will be sending out periodic inspirational messages via In The Spirit.  To sign up, send your email to Rev. Pleas by [CLICKING HERE].   We pray that everyone stays safe, obeys the rules, and keeps in phone or email contact with all those in need of kindness and an encouraging word.

Children This Sunday

To keep your children occupied, Kelda will send families a couple activities while you enjoy the Prayer Service.

Paul escapes in a basket coloring page

Paul escapes in a basket maze

Paul escapes in a basket word search

Paul escapes in a basket worksheet

2020 Holly Berry Fair

Planned for Saturday, November 21st

Pam LeBlanc and Peggy Neveu are still coordinating our Holly Berry Fair - if we can't have a traditional fair, you can count of them to come up with a version we can all enjoy!

Anyone interested in making items for the Fair during this hiatus should contact Pam or Peggy.  Send them a photo of what you would like to donate or how you would like to help!

Women's Connection
Saturday, September 26th
Rest up for the 2020 Mystery Ride!

 Highlights

Sunday Hymn Sing and Worship

Thanks to all who tune into the First Congregational Church Facebook page for a live Hymn Sing with Adam and Lauren Peithmann followed by the Prayer Service by Rev. Kevin.  Please [CLICK HERE] or on the link below to access Facebook.  Both events will remain on Facebook for your inspiration, and you don't need a Faccebook account,

To connect to the Lyrics and the Bulletins, [CLICK HERE].

Beginning June 7th, the time will move up to 9:30am to start.

We hope everyone is well!  Blessings!

Friday Nights at FCC begins June 12th at 6pm

Looking to end the week on a high note?  Beginning on Friday, June 12 at 6pm and every Friday thereafter, Adam Peithmann will perform 20-30 minute mini recitals from the Chapel at FCC on Facebook Live.  Come and hear your favorite hymns arranged in a variety of styles plus classical standards.  We hope to see you there!

 Please [CLICK HERE] to access Facebook.  Events remain on Facebook for your inspiration, and you don't need a Facebook account.

Friday Book/Bible Study
Zoom Book/Bible Study

Barbara Papagian will start a book/Bible study class based on Rabbi Kushnar’s book, “The Lord is My Shepherd” at 9am on June 5th..

Learn More...

Coming Back Soon
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, once we are reunited.

Learn More...

Coming Back Soon
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.  We will post when the next date is!.

Dress A Girl

Watch for updates.  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!  

Learn more...

To make masks for healthcare workers, here is a YouTube video I found very useful.  Call the facility first before dropping them off, please. Pattern for medical masks

Latest News

Videos on Vimeo

   

[CLICK HERE] to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo.  Recently Adam has been recording some select pieces for your enjoyment.  Also check out "I Believe", Jeffrey Frye's original "We are Unbroken (After All)"; "Weave" sung by our choir during the Dress A Girl Around the World Blessing and Stewardship Sunday service; 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...

What's happening with committees!

Read the 2019 Written Committee Reports by clicking here!

The 2019 Financial & Statistical Reports. Members wishing to receive a digital copy, can request one by email to Linda Bonetti at LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org.

2019 Cookbook

2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order