Welcome to our Devotional Resources page. We hope that you will find the suggested readings below to be both supportive and inspirational.
The Stillspeaking Daily Devotional provides short essays by pastors of the United Church of Christ, with a Bible passage and prayer.
Anthony Robinson is an ordained UCC minister, with 30 years of pulpit ministry. He now works as a speaker, teacher, consultant, coach, and author. His web page includes a Weekly Meditation as well as commentary in “What’s Tony Thinking?”
Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations offer brief reflections on contemplative spirituality. Fr. Richard draws from his Franciscan heritage, Christian scriptures and mystics, and teachers from every wisdom tradition who point to our inherent union with and longing for God.
The Upper Room Daily Devotional mission is “to provide a model of practical Christianity, accessible in varied formats, to help people feel invited and welcomed into God’s presence.”
Daughters of Abraham is an interfaith book group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim women who have been meeting monthly since 2002 to explore their religious faiths through books. “The mission of the Daughters of Abraham is to overcome stereotypes and to foster mutual respect and understanding among Muslim, Jewish and Christian women”. Their website includes a list of recommended books on Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
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
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“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.”
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!
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.
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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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...
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.
The ONA Team offers water and resources to Concord Pride attendees on June 2nd!
First Congregational Church
508 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104