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; and are updated as needed.

Read more… Amended 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

 

 Highlights

June 18, 2019

Please join family and friends at Phaneuf Funeral Home to honor the life of Stephanie Whalen on Tuesday, June 18th from 12Noon until 2:00pm.  A private service will be held.

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June 19, 2019

The life of Jesusa Mancebo will be celebrated in the Chapel at the 40 Days After Death service on Tuesday, June 19th at 10:00am.

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June 9, 2019

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the 2019 Summer Olympics!

June 9, 2019

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program this year!

 

June 2, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

   

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 9:30am

Worship This Sunday

Join us this Sunday for worship!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship service at 9:30am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon is titled "To Believe or Not to Believe".  The reading is from John 14:8-11.

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Sunday, July 14, 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 9:30am worship service and fellowship, on the 2nd Sunday each month.  

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Sundays for Children

Children's Activities on Sundays

During the summer there will not be Church School, however there will be a Children's Activity in the Rec Room from 9:30am until the end of worship every other week on June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18th, and September 1st.

Anyone wishing to volunteer to lead the activity should contact Kelda York at kyork@FCCManchesterNH.org.  The activity and all the supplies are pre-prepared, you only need to lead the project.

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June 2, 2019

Welcome to our Confirmands!

   

June 16, 2019

Welcome New Member, Alan Martin!

   

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

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...

Quilt Raffle Winners 

Thanks to everyone for the donations to the Quilt Raffle.  We collected $840 which will be used towards upcoming Quilt Ministry projects!

      

2019 Cookbook

2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order