Families and Children
Families and children are prominent in our church life. Children participate in worship and events throughout the year. Children are invited to join the Senior Pastor each Sunday during the worship service for Time With God’s Children. Children often read a short Bible verse during their time in the service. Nursery care is available for the youngest children. Sunday School happens each week, and is available even if it is the child’s first time with us.
Sunday School classes are offered for children ages 3 through grade 8. Their curriculum is lively and engaging as they explore what it means to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Children’s Sunday is an annual event with a special theme for the year. It is held each spring and allows the children to celebrate the learning they have achieved by participating in the worship service.
Confirmation classes are led by Reverend Pleas and Pam Pleas for our eight graders. Becoming a member of our congregation is a meaningful and important decision for the youth of our church.
We warmly invite you and your children to join us on Sunday mornings for a time of spiritual enrichment and fun.
From the Pastor's Desk
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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.”
Melinda Scott Celebration of Life
Join Melinda's family and friends as we honor her life with scripture and song. A reception will follow.
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 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost! Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship service at 9:30am in the Sanctuary. This week's summer musical artist is Michelle Harrington!
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
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See the order of worship at First Church for the Sunday Service, including the Scripture Reading. Learn more...
The Sunday News
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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