Our Bylaws

In January 2015 a Bylaws Review Committee was formed for the purpose of reviewing and examining the current bylaws to determine if the bylaws accurately and effectively reflected who we were as a church. The Committee reviewed bylaws of other New Hampshire Congregational churches, adopting and adapting what would best serve our congregation.

After several meetings with the congregation, a return to the Council form of governance with a reorganization of church committees was recommended. This enabled a higher level of synergy and communication, with language that was more direct and procedures that were clear and more precise, better reflecting roles for a 21st century church and the inclusivity that is reflective of who we are. The new bylaws were approved by the congregation at the February 14, 2016 Annual Meeting.

Read more…  2016 Bylaws.

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...

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...

Families and Children

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

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

Lauren and Adam Peithmann

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

Bruce and Donna Willey

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

Liz Verity

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

Ross and Marion Palmes

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

Lucia Carlisle

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

Marsha Neubert

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

Steve and Kathy Payne

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ONA Team thanks everyone for responding to the Survey!

We had an overwhelming response to the ONA Survey to gauge where we are in the ONA process.  The ONA Team will be meeting over the next few weeks to analyze the results and report to the First Church Congregation.

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.

Upcoming Events

June 25th Worship This Sunday

Senior Pastor Rev. Kevin Pleas will lead the service at 9:30am in the Sanctuary, followed by the Service of Prayer and Healing in the Chapel.

New Summer Worship Hours

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

Vacation Bible School

Monday, June 26 - Friday June 30 Learn More...

Latest News

Sunday Bulletin

See the order of worship 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...