To see and hear an inspirational sermon, please click below.

9/27/20, Rev. Pleas
Good Grief

8/30/20, Rev. Pleas
I Am! Has Sent Me

8/23/20, Rev. Pleas
Who Do You Say I Am?

8/16/20, Rev. Pleas
The Woman at the Well

8/2/20, Rev. Pleas
Learning From Loneliness

7/26/20, Rev. Pleas
If God is For Us…

7/19/20, Rev. Pleas
The Great Companion

6/21/20, Rev. Pleas
God So Loved the World

6/14/20, Rev. Pleas
Hope Does Not Disappoint

6/7/20, Rev. Pleas
In the Beginning, God…

5/31/20, Rev. Pleas
Five Words with My Mind

5/24/20, Rev. Pleas
In Living Memory

5/17/20, Rev. Pleas
In the World, But Not Of the World

5/10/20, Barbara Papagian
Mother’s Day Sermon

5/3/20, Rev. Pleas
I Will Give You Rest

4/26/20, Rev. Pleas

4/19/20, Rev. Pleas
For My Returning

4/12/20, Rev. Pleas
Dem Bones

3/8/20, Rev. Pleas
The Lesson of Scripture

3/1/20, Rev. Pleas
The Lesson of Authenticity

2/16/20, Rev. Pleas
Can I Get a Witness?!

2/9/20, Rev. Pleas
Glass Houses

2/2/20, Rev. Pleas
Groundhog Day, Again

1/19/20, Barbara Papagian
Called to Be Servants

1/12/20, Rev. Pleas
The Wedding in Cana

1/5/20, Rev. Pleas
Paying Homage

12/24/19, Rev. Pleas
Christmas Eve Meditation

12/22/19, Rev. Pleas
God in a Baby

12/15/19, Rev. Pleas
The Gift of Joy

12/8/19, Rev. Pleas
Mary and Elizabeth

12/1/19, Rev. Pleas
A Thief in the Night

11/24/19, Rev. Pleas
We Always Give Thanks

11/17/19, Rev. Pleas
The Gifts of Ministry

11/10/19, Barbara Papagian
Freedoms and the Four “E” Words

11/3/19, Rev. Pleas
Among the Saints

10/27/19, Rev. Pleas
A New Covenant

10/20/19, Rev. Pleas

10/13/19, Rev. Pleas

10/6/19, Rev. Pleas
My Brother’s Keeper

First Church Choirs

Our choirs enrich your worship experience, which includes children’s story, music, sermon, and prayer. 

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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...

“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

"We visited several churches after moving to Manchester. In our worship at First Church we were overwhelmed by the great preaching, the magnificent music and the very welcoming congregation. We feel truly blessed to have been led to membership at First Church."

 Ross and Marion Palmes


Until further notice, visitors should call ahead to ensure the health and safety of our staff, members, and friends.  The Food Closet is available Monday-Friday 9-12noon by prearrangement.  Should you need anything relating to the office, please email Linda Bonetti, Rev. Kevin Pleas, or  Barbara Papagian.  Our prayers are with you.

 Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship

[CLICK HERE] to join Rev. Kevin Pleas, our Senior Pastor, as he delivers this week's message on on Sunday at 10am for weekly Worship.

  To connect to the Web Bulletin, which includes music lyrics, please [CLICK HERE].​

       [CLICK HERE] to send a Prayer Request to Barbara Papagian by 8:30am Friday.

You do not need a Facebook account to view the services live or watch the videos on your own time.

Barbara Papagian will be sending out periodic inspirational messages via The FCC Friday Link.  To sign up, send your email to Barbara by [CLICKING HERE].   We pray that everyone stays safe, obeys the rules, and keeps in phone or email contact with all those in need of kindness and an encouraging word.

9:10 Morning Watch

Join 9:10 Morning Watch Monday-Thursday.

[CLICK HERE] to connect to Facebook

[CLICK HERE] to access the Morning Watch Bulletin on the FCC Bulletins page.

Bible Study with a New Twist

Fridays at 9:30am

We are trying something new for our usual Book/Bible Study…Movie Club!  We will be watching a movie at home and then having a group discussion about the Christian values in the storyline. We have a list of movies already planned but feel free to give us more suggestions. Reach out to Barbara at to be included in the email about this exciting new take on Book/Bible Study!

The April 23rd discussion will be about "Becket".  The April 30th discussion will be about "Tootsie".  All are welcome!

Mothers Day Blanket Sunday
May 9, 2021

Honor your mother or special lady with a donation to Church World Service!

[CLICK HERE] Mothers Day Blankets Sunday Order Form with instructions.  Return the form to the office by April 30th, and send a photo of your loved one to Adam Peithmann at



Mark Miller on May 23rd at 7pm

Draw the Circle Wide:  An Evening with Mark Miller

Sponsored by First Congregational Church Manchester’s Music Ministry, Open & Affirming Committee, Outreach Committee, and Church Council.

You are invited to a conversation and musical presentation on Zoom with church musician, composer and educator, Mark Miller! 

[CLICK HERE] for more information.

Women's Connection
Join the Zoom socials!

Bingo on Tuesday, April 20th at 6:30pm!

Email Denise ( to get a Zoom invite via email.
Barbara Papagian Ordination
May 16, 2021

The Hillsborough Association of the NH Conference-UCC approved Barbara to become an Ordained Minister! Watch for more details of her Ordinationn Ceremony on Sunday, May 16th!

Friday Nights at FCC

Keep tuned for Friday Nights at FCC on Friday, April 30 at 6pm...and on the last Friday of the month at 6pm going forward.

This month's Friday Nights at FCC event will feature Adam Peithmann at 6:00 pm.

 Events will be posted in the FCC Friday Link. Tune in to hear your favorite hymns arranged in a variety of styles plus classical standards.  We hope to see you there!

 Please [CLICK HERE] to access Vimeo.  Events remain on Vimeo for your inspiration.  Or go live on Facebook.

Holly Berry Fair on November 20th!

Get ready for the Holly Berry Fair on Saturday, November 20, 2021!             

Contact Pam LeBlanc ( or Peggy Neveu ( talk about how you can get involved!

Latest News

Videos on Vimeo


[CLICK HERE] to enjoy our current videos on Vimeo.  Recently Adam has been recording some select pieces for your enjoyment.  Also check out "I Believe", Jeffrey Frye's original "We are Unbroken (After All)"; "Weave" sung by our choir during the Dress A Girl Around the World Blessing and Stewardship Sunday service; and other unique and enjoyable FCC musical moments!!

Open & Affirming

See the latest Open and Affirming News by [clicking here]!

The Open & Affirming Committee generally meets via zoom on the 4th Sunday at 1pm.  Contact Carol Soucy for more information.

Quick Links to Content

From the Pastor's Desk

Link to Pastor Kevin Pleas' In the Spirit columns by [clicking here].

Sunday Bulletin

See the order of worship at First Church for the Sunday Service, including the Scripture Reading. Learn more...

The Sunday News & FCC Friday Link

What’s happening this week in the life of First Church?  Click on the FCC Friday Link to see what happening around First Congregational Church!

For the rest of the "Covid season" we will stop producing the Sunday News, and resume it with the Bulletins at "in person" services.

Learn more...

Church Window

What’s happening this month at First Church? Learn more...


Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

!See a member of Women's Connection or call the office for your copy of our favorite recipes