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.

Meet Our Staff

The staff at First Congregational Church are here to help you with your questions and concerns. You may also contact a staff member for events. Learn more...

Ways To Get Involved

There are many ways to become involved at First Church. As you become more familiar with our church, some of the opportunities to choose... 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... Learn more...

Children

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“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

 

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 8, 2019,  at 10:00am

Worship This Sunday

Join us this Sunday for worshipon the Second Sunday of Advent!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon is titled "Mary & Elizabeth."  The scripture reading is from Luke 1:39-56.

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Sunday, December 8, 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 10:00am worship service and fellowship, on the 2nd Sunday each month.  Due to scheduling conflicts, there will not be a September Service of Prayer and Healing, however Rev. Kevin Pleas is available any time you are in need of prayer.

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Monday, December 9, 2019   

Blue Christmas Service of Comfort and Remembrance

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December 8th

Angel Tree Deadline

Please remember to check out the Angel Tree in the Dining Room!  Deadline to return gifts is Sunday, December 8th.

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2019 Cookbook

2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order      

 Highlights

Men's Group on Sunday, December 21st at 8am

Join Rev. Pleas at the next monthly Men's Breakfast!

Sign up on the office window, or talk to Rev. Pleas for details.

Meet the Pastor Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Come in Wednesdays 1pm-3pm for some very inspirational one-on-one time with Rev. Kevin Pleas.

Dress A Girl

The next Dress A Girl Sew will be Thursday, November 21st, at 9am.  Everyone is welcome to join us as we make some dresses for girls at risk around the world.

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.

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Young Athletes Volunteers

We continue to volunteer with the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program on Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm at Manchester Community Music School.  See Bill Jones to get more details and to get involved!

New Members Joining

On Sunday, October 20th, our newest members Wilson Plamondon and Bruce Kinney joined FCC during worship.

To learn more about the benefits and inspiration that comes with belonging to the First Congregational Church, please contact Rev. Pleas.

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Latest News

Current Videos

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...

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...

June 2, 2019

Welcome to our Confirmands!

   

June 2, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

   

June 16, 2019

Welcome New Member, Alan Martin!