First Church Choirs

Our choirs enrich your worship experience, which includes children’s story, music, sermon, and prayer.

The Chancel Choir

This is an adult ensemble, which sings at the 10:00 a.m. worship service each week.

The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. and sings for the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service. The choir also performs in special concerts and services throughout the year such as Music Sunday, Gospel Sunday, and our triennial Messiah concert. Everyone ages high school and older are welcome to participate.

The Sabbath Bells

This ensemble rings for special services and at other times throughout the year.

The Sabbath Bells rehearse on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and rings for special services such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and at other times throughout the year. Everyone ages high school and older are welcome to participate. Lessons are available for those who have never rung hand bells.

The Carol Choir

This children’s choir sings for special services and events.

The Carol Choir rehearses after the Sunday service on most Sundays. They sing for special services and special events throughout the year. Children grades 2 through middle school are welcome to participate.

The Sunday School Choir

This children’s ensemble perform throughout the year.

The Sunday School Choir rehearses during Sunday School and sing throughout the year. The choir is open to all children and youth in the Sunday School program.

Peace Ringers Children’s Hand Bell Choir

Children in grades 2-8 are invited to participate in the Peace Ringers.  They practice in the sanctuary on Sundays at 11:30am. Anyone interested must first meet with our Director of Music, Adam Peithmann.

From the Pastor's Desk

One of the best parts of my work is being able to teach and write about our faith and Church life. I’m pleased to offer my reflections... 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, struggling... Learn more...

Music

First Church has a dynamic and inclusive music ministry for all ages. Our adult ensembles and children ensembles enrich our worship service... Learn more...

Pastor's Class

Rev. Kevin offers a variety of multi-week book and Bible study classes at different times during the church year. Past classes have included... 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

 

FCC OFFICES CLOSED

Until further notice, the offices will be closed, as well as the Food Closet, to ensure the health and safety of our staff, members, and friends.  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

Holy Week Worship

Holy Week Worship

Join us on Facebook/FCCManchester on Maundy Thursday, April 9th at 7pm 

Click here for the Maundy Thursday Bulletin

Join us on Facebook/FCCManchester on Easter Sunday at 10am

    Click here for the Music Lyrics.         Click here for the Easter Bulletin

       Click here to send a Prayer Request to Barbara Papagian by 9am.

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.

Sunday Worship

Worship This Sunday April 12th

Join us on Facebook/FCCManchester on Easter Sunday at 10am.

    Click here for the Music Lyrics.        Click here for the Easter Bulletin

       Click here to send a Prayer Request to Barbara Papagian by 9am.

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

Join us on Facebook/FCCManchester on Sunday at 10am.

To keep your children occupied, Kelda has offered a couple activities while you enjoy the Prayer Service.

.​  Click here for the puzzle.

Women's Connection 

Sunday, April 25th at 2pm - tentative
The Bodyguard at The Palace Theater

Tickets $30-$35...see Pam LeBlanc

Learn More...

Sunday, April 19, 2020 CANCELLED   

Songweavers "BRAVE" Concert has been CANCELLED

We hope to bring Songweavers back to FCC in the future.

 

Sunday, May 10, 2020   

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.

Learn More...

2019 Cookbook

2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order      

 Highlights

Hymns with Adam & Lauren Sunday at 10am followed by a Prayer Service by Rev. Kevin Pleas

Thanks to all who tuned into the First Congregational Church Facebook page for a live Hymn Sing with Adam and Lauren Peithmann and the Prayer Service by Rev. Kevin.  To get ready for the next event please click on the link below to access Facebook.  Both events will remain on Facebook for your inspiration.

Click here to view Music Lyrics.    Click here to view the Webcast Bulletin.

I will let you know here on the website when there is a newly scheduled event.

We hope everyone is well!  Blessings!

2020 Scholarships

As this chaos continues, please keep in mind that education goes on...and members may have need for scholarships for the coming year.

Please click here for the guidelines...the deadline to apply is May 15th.

Meet the Pastor

Until this pandemic is contained, please reach out to Rev. Kevin via email by clicking here.

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!

Sign up on the office window, or talk to Rev. Pleas for details.

Dress A Girl

We hope the next Dress A Girl Sew will be in April but 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!  

One of Pam LeBlanc's dresses on Portia, grade 1, in Zimbabwe.  She is one of 7 whose father had a stroke and her mother is trying to raise the children with the help of A Light from Zimbabwe.

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

Young Athletes Volunteers

Unfortunately the Young Athletes program for April-May has been cancelled.  We hope to resume in September, and that YOU will join our team of volunteers.  Please reach out to Bill Jones for more information.

Latest News

Current Videos

Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo including Rev. Kevin's recorded services.  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...

2019 Written Commitee Reports

Read the 2019 Written Committee Reports by clicking here!

The 2019 Financial & Statistical Reports were sent by 1st class mail.  Members wishing to receive a digital copy, can request one by email to Linda Bonetti at LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org.

June 2, 2019

Welcome to our Confirmands!

   

June 2, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

   

June 16, 2019

Welcome New Member, Alan Martin!