First Church Concerts
First Church has a vibrant music ministry program which includes concerts throughout the year. These concerts feature talent within the church and special musical guests from the local community.
The concerts are free, non-ticketed events followed by a free-will offering that benefits the music ministry or a local charity. Some of the concerts include organ recitals such as the Four Hands & Four Feet Organ Duet, Christmas and Messiah concerts, and special artists such as New England Brass and the African Children’s Choir.
The “Blue Grass Christmas” concert will be on Sunday, December 8th at 4pm. This upbeat and celebratory concert will lighten your mood and hearts for the Advent season. Everyone is welcome…bring friends! A free will offering will be collected for the Union Leader Santa Fund.
Contact Adam Peithmann, Director of Music Ministry at APeithmann@FCCManchesterNH.org to join the concert series mailing list.
“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.”
Join us this Sunday for worship on the Third Sunday after Epiphany! Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon will be given by a Guest Preacher and is titled "What will you leave?". The scripture reading is from Matthew 4:12-23.
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.
2019 Women's Connection Cookbook
only $12.50 each
See a member of Women's Connection to order
Join Rev. Pleas at the next monthly Men's Breakfast!
Sign up on the office window, or talk to Rev. Pleas for details.
Drop in to see Rev. Pleas! Or anytime by appointment.
Come in Wednesdays 1pm-3pm for some very inspirational one-on-one time with Rev. Kevin Pleas.
The next Dress A Girl Sew will be Thursday, January 30th, at 9am; and Thursday, February 20th. Everyone is welcome to join us as we make some dresses for girls at risk around the world.
Thanks to everyone who continues to support and sew for Dress A Girl!
Sokhom has brought our dresses to Cambodia! This grandmother is raising the grandchildren so the parents can find work in Thailand.
Join the Young Athletes 5:30-6:30pm at Manchester Community Music School. Sign up on the office window, or see Bill Jones.
The 2019 Financial & Statistical Reports can be picked up on Sunday, January 26th. Those not picked up will be mailed 1st Class on Monday, January 27th. Members wishing to receive a digital copy, can request one by email to Linda Bonetti at LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org.
Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo including "Weave" sung by our choir during the Dress A Girl Around the World Blessing and Stewardship Sunday service. Also check out "I Believe", Jeffrey Frye's original "We are Unbroken (After All)", and other unique and enjoyable FCC musical moments!!
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First Congregational Church
508 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104