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From the Pastor’s Desk

 

One of the best parts of my work is being able to teach and write about faith and Church life. I’m pleased to offer my reflections through sermons, a monthly newsletter, and an email blog. These collections are available as:

  • Ripples and Reflections: a monthly article about ministry and the life of our church, found in the monthly PDF copy of the Church Window.
  • Sermons: available in both text and audio formats on the Sermons page under the Worship menu.
  • In the Spirit: a, more or less, weekly keeping in touch blog. Links to recent “In the Spirit” posts can be found below, along with a sign up to receive these posts by email.

I welcome your comments, thoughts, and any ideas you might have for future topics. You may contact me through the Church office at 603-625-5093 or email at KPleas@FCCManchesterNH.org.

Rev. Kevin Pleas

First Church Choirs

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

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Communion

Communion is celebrated during worship on “Threshold Sundays” – the first Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday of the New Year, the first Sunday... Learn more...

Bible Study

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

 

 Highlights

Sunday, September 22nd

Mind, Body, Spirit....series

The History of First Congregational Church as presented by Selma Naccach-Hoff.  Join us after fellowship!

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Bible Study
Tuesdays 1pm-2:30pm starting October 1st through November 5th

Wednesdays 6pm-7:30pm starting October 2nd thorugh November 6th

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Religious Response to Hunger
Food collection for New Horizons starts September 22nd until Sunday, October 6th.  The caravan will be on Thursday, October 10th beginning at 10am at Brookside Congregational Church.

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June 9, 2019

Watch for the 2019-2020 Young Athletes dates to volunteer!

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 10:00am

Worship This Sunday

Join us this Sunday for worship!  Our Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care, Barbara Papagian, will lead the worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary.  This week's sermon is titled "Dishonest Steward or Shrewd Manager?" The reading is from Luke 16:1-13.                          

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Church School

Church School

Children will attend the worship service at 10:00am with their family and following "Time with God's Children" they will go with their teachers to Sunday School.  

Registration forms are on the table outside the Children's Ministry office, or click here.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019   

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.  Due to scheduling conflicts, there will not be a September Service of Prayer and Healing, however Rev. Kevin Pleas is available any time you are in need of prayer.

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June 9, 2019

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the 2019 Summer Olympics!

Latest News

Current Videos

Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo including "I Believe", Jeffrey Frye's original "We are Unbroken (After All)", and other unique and enjoyable FCC musical moments!!

From the Pastor's Desk

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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 Cookbook

2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order      

June 2, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

   

June 2, 2019

Welcome to our Confirmands!

   

June 16, 2019

Welcome New Member, Alan Martin!