Mission Statement

The mission of the First Congregational Church is to faithfully embody the Spirit of Christ in worship, fellowship and service by engaging with the Bible, uniting all through the power of the Gospel, and supporting one another in the joy of Christ’s love and the grace of God’s forgiveness.


Church Covenant

We are united in striving to know the will of God as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and in our purpose to walk in the ways of the Lord, made known or to be made known to us. We hold it to be the mission of the Church of Christ to proclaim the gospel to all people, exalting the worship of the one true God and laboring for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human goodwill. Depending, as did our ancestors, upon the continued guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth, we work and pray for the transformation of the world into the Kingdom of God; as we look with faith for the triumph of righteousness and the life everlasting. 

Author, Margaret Soper

Written to commemorate FCC’s sesquicentennial in 1978

From the Pastor's Desk

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... Learn more...

Our History

In 1839 the eager entrepreneurs of the Amoskeag Mills coaxed a small, struggling English Congregational Church to link arms with a small, struggling... Learn more...

Music

First Church has a dynamic and inclusive music ministry for all ages. Our adult ensembles and children ensembles enrich our worship service... Learn more...

Pastor's Class

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...

“First Church has been a welcome home for our growing family.”

Lauren and Adam Peithmann

“First Church is very active and gives you a chance to meet new people."

Bruce and Donna Willey

“First Church gave me great comfort during those times when life seemed its hardest.”

Liz Verity

“We feel truly blessed to have been led to membership at First Church."

Ross and Marion Palmes

“I am honored to say, 'This is my Church'.”

Lucia Carlisle

"I found what I was searching for when I attended First Church.”

Marsha Neubert

“We are very proud to be long time members and affectionately call First Church our Church Family.”

Kathy and Steve Payne

Relax and Reflect in the Memory Garden

A vision only a year ago, our First Church's Memory Garden is blooming!  Please stop by to relax and reflect on loved ones who have passed before us.  It is located outside the Chapel entrance.

Many thanks for everyone's contributions and to the volunteers who had the vision to make this happen.

Sunday, November 5th

Talents & Treasures Showcase

On Sunday, November 5th, the Deacons will highlight those who have given of the Time in Service to our Church and community.

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 Saturday, November 4th

Fall Fun Auction

On Saturday, November 4th starting at 6pm, we will host a Fall Fun Auction to benefit First Church!

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 New Summer Worship Hours

Summer Worship begins at 9:30am from now through Labor Day Sunday.

 Upcoming Events

 

 Sunday, August 20th Worship Sunday

Rev. Kevin Pleas will lead worship at 9:30am in the Sanctuary.

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Thursday, September 14th at 6pm Women's Connection 6th Annual Fall Kick Off

WC Potluck Dinner and Planning Meeting

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Latest News

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...

From the Pastor's Desk

Get connected to Rev. Kevin's insights! Learn more...

 

Saturday, August 19th Funeral Service for Carl Mayland

Join family and friends at 11am at the Celebration of Life of Carl Mayland.