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From the Pastor’s Desk

 

Dear Friends,

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 through sermons, a monthly newsletter, and an email blog. These collections are available as:

In the Spirit (previously known as News and Notes from the Pastor’s Desk) is a, more or less, weekly keeping in touch blog that includes a variety of thoughts and reflections. Links to recent “In the Spirit” posts can be found below, along with a sign up to receive these posts by email.

Ripples and Reflections is a monthly article about ministry and the life of our church. You may find these articles in the monthly PDF copy of the Church Window.

Sermons are available on the Sermons page under the Worship menu. There you will find several of the most recent Sermons, as well as a collection of Milestone Sermons in both text and audio formats. If the sermon you are looking for isn’t listed on the page, copies of all our sermons are available by contacting our Church office at 603-625-5093.

I hope you enjoy reading some of these offerings. 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.

Yours in Faith,
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...

Families and Children

Families and children are prominent in our church life. Children participate in worship and events throughout the year. Children... 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

 

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients!

Cyrus Fennel - Graduation Gift; Connor Lyons - William P. McGuiness Award; Emma Green - Beth Ernest Jenkins Award; Margaret Thornton - FCC Scholarship; Bridget Thornton - The Higher Education Award

Thanks to all the volunteers at the Summer Special Olympics: Mini-Jav!

Congratulations to our newly Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care, Barbara Papagian!

   

 Upcoming Events 

Worship Sunday

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9:30am.

This is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship service at 9:30am in the Sanctuary.  Please note that we have started our new summer worship schedule!  This week's summer musical artist is pianist Abby Curtis!

Prior to the 9:30am service, please enjoy the new Time of Greeting ... meet new friends and share fond memories before worship begins.

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Sunday, July 8, 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 10:00 am worship service and fellowship, on the 2nd Sunday each month.

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Church Window

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ONA Update   

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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The ONA Team offers water and resources to Concord Pride attendees on June 2nd!