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.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, music is offered on Facebook Live! every Sunday beginning at 9:30am and is followed by the Sunday worship service. You do not need to be a Facebook member to click onto the link. [CLICK HERE]
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.”
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.
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.
Plan for November 2021!
Pam LeBlanc and Peggy Neveu are still coordinating our Holly Berry Fair - we can't have a traditional fair, but please continue to create and plan for a spectacular event in 2021!
Saturday, September 26th
Rest up for the 2020 Mystery Ride!
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 Facebook account.
On June 7th, the time moved up to 9:30am to start, and is followed by a separate Facebook Worship Service.
We hope everyone is well! Blessings!
Looking to end the week on a high note? On Fridays at 6pm 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.
Zoom Book/Bible Study at 9:15am
Barbara Papagian continues to hold a book/Bible study class based Thomas Keating's "Mediations on the Parables of Jesus" at 9:15am on Fridays.
This 6 week series starts July 31st. To join, please contact Barbara at BPapagian@FCCManchesterNH.org.
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.
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!.
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!
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
[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
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The Sunday News
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What's happening with committees!
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 Women's Connection Cookbook
only $12.50 each
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First Congregational Church
508 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104