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.

Handel’s Messiah, Part 1, will return on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4pm.  This traditional triennial musical extravaganza will inspire everyone with heartfelt song and celebration of the Advent season.  To participate as a musician, click here.  For a schedule of rehearsals, click here.

Contact Adam Peithmann, Director of Music Ministry at APeithmann@FCCManchesterNH.org to join the concert series mailing list.

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Saturday, December 2nd at 4pm

Handel's Messiah, Part 1

Handel's Messiah, Part 1, returns to the First Congregational Church on Saturday, December 2nd at 4pm.  If you are interested in performing in the amazing triennial event, click here for the Performer's Invitation.

For a listing of rehearsal dates and commitment, please click here.

 Messiah Financial Support 

Handel's Messiah, Part 1, returns to the First Congregational Church on Saturday, December 2nd at 4pm. 

If you are interested in financially supporting this amazing triennial event, click here for the 2018 Messiah Sponsorship Form.

 Quilt Ministry Raffle 

Pick up your raffle tickets in the office all week, or Sundays during Fellowship Hour!  Drawing is on November 11th!  Proceeds to benefit the Quilt Ministry.

For more information and tickets, click here for the Quilt Ministry Raffle Ticket.

                        

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 10:00am.

Worship Sunday

Our Sunday worship begins at 10am!    Our Commissioned Minister, Barbara Papagian, will lead the worship service at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. 

Prior to the 10:00am service, please enjoy the new Time of Greeting ... meet new friends and share fond memories before worship begins.

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Sundays at 10am

Sunday School is in full swing!

All children are invited to visit the Sunday School.  Children attend the 10am worship service, then head to classes following "Time with God's Children".

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Sunday, October 14, 2018   

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.  

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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.

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