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… Bylaws approved April 18, 2018

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

 

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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Latest News

Current Videos

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From the Pastor's Desk

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

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...

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!