First Church’s Commitment to Give Back
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
The financial support we all provide to First Church is an act of faith and an expression of both thanks for the blessings in our individual lives and commitment to our faith journey together. If you are able to give, please do. We are grateful for any and all contributions. Regardless of the amount of your pledge though, please know that you are a beloved member of our faith community, and we’re glad you are a part of First Church. Your pledge allows First Church to give back so that the support of the outreach ministries we value will continue.
We also support the special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and Our Church’s Wider Mission Basic Support.
Neighbors In Need
Received in October, this offering is taken in many UCC churches like First Church. Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. For more information visit http://www.ucc.org/nin/
One Great Hour of Sharing
Received in March, this Lenten offering is taken in many UCC churches and in churches of dozens of other denominations. Offerings received are used to channel resources for international programs in health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries, and both international and domestic disaster response. For more information visit http://www.ucc.org/oghs/
for international programs in health, education and ministered by Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.
Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM)
Gifts to support of Our Church’s Wider Mission benefit the full range of the United Church of Christ mission across the country and around the globe. For more information visit http://www.ucc.org/ocwm/basic-support.html.
“It is my time at First Church that helps me "recharge" my spirit with faith and hope for the coming week!”
“A path which leads me forward in a journey of grace and love with my family, friends, and community."
“Cherished elements of core traditions live on at First Church…”
“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.”
“I get an overall feeling of being uplifted.”
Join us this Sunday for worship on Transfiguration Sunday! Our Commissioned Minister in Pastoral Care, Barbara Papagian, will lead the worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon is titled "Changes Happen. Be Not Afraid." The scripture reading is from Matthew 17:1-9 Learn more...
Join us this Sunday for worship on the First Sunday in Lent! Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon is titled "A Lesson in Authenticity". The scripture reading is from Matthew 5:33-37. Learn more...
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.
2019 Women's Connection Cookbook
only $12.50 each
See a member of Women's Connection to order
Rev. Kevin will be on vacation this week, but call the office to make an appointment with Barbara Papagian, our Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care.
Come in Wednesday, March 4th from 1pm-3pm for some very inspirational one-on-one time with Rev. Kevin Pleas.
Join Rev. Kevin and Peter Perich as the men of FCC make breakfast on the third Saturday of each month, and then enjoy a prayer discussion. The next breakfast is served at 8am on Saturday, March 21st.
Sign up on the office window, or talk to Rev. Pleas for details.
The next Dress A Girl Sew will be in April due to some meeting conflicts in February and March. Everyone is welcome to sew on their own or join us as we make some dresses for girls at risk around the world. Contact Linda Bonetti for patterns or kits.
Thanks to everyone who continues to support and sew for Dress A Girl!
Sokhom has brought our dresses to Cambodia! This grandmother is raising the grandchildren so the parents can find work in Thailand.
Join the Young Athletes 5:30-6:30pm at Manchester Community Music School. Sign up on the office window, or see Bill Jones.
The 2019 Financial & Statistical Reports were sent by 1st class mail. Members wishing to receive a digital copy, can request one by email to Linda Bonetti at LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org.
Click here to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo including "Weave" sung by our choir during the Dress A Girl Around the World Blessing and Stewardship Sunday service. Also check out "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...
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...
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Welcome to our Confirmands!
Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!
Welcome New Member, Alan Martin!
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508 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104