Sermons

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Recent Sermons

6/17/18, Rev. Pleas – Walk Humbly with God

5/27/18, Rev. Pleas – In Remembrance

5/20/18, Rev. Pleas – Making the Cross Work

5/6/18, Rev. Pleas – Love for a Lifetime

4/29/18, Rev. Pleas – Canoeing the Mountains

4/22/18, Pip Adams – Attitudes

4/15/18, Rev. Pleas – Laboring in the Vineyard

4/8/18, Rev. Pleas – The Road to Emmaus

4/1/18, Rev. Pleas – Radical Hope

3/25/18, Rev. Pleas – A House of Prayer

3/18/18, Rev. Pleas – The Sign of Jonah

3/11/18, Rev. Pleas – Not Peace, But a Sword

3/4/18, Rev. Pleas – Challenging Authority

2/25/18, Barbara Papagian – Following the Cross

2/18/18, Rev. Pleas – A Prophet Without Honor

2/14/18, Rev. Pleas – On Being Uncomfortable

2/11/18, Rev. Pleas – The Greatest of These

2/4/18, Rev. Pleas – Blessed Communion

1/28/18, Rev. Pleas – I Am the Vine

1/21/18, Rev. Pleas – Here is My Servant

1/14/18, Rev. Pleas – Born With a Mission

1/7/18, Rev. Pleas – An Expectation of Light

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

 

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients!

Cyrus Fennel - Graduation Gift; Connor Lyons - William P. McGuiness Award; Emma Green - Beth Ernest Jenkins Award; Margaret Thornton - FCC Scholarship; Bridget Thornton - The Higher Education Award

Thanks to all the volunteers at the Summer Special Olympics: Mini-Jav!

Congratulations to our newly Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care, Barbara Papagian!

   

 Upcoming Events 

Worship Sunday

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9:30am.

This is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship service at 9:30am in the Sanctuary.  Please note that we have started our new summer worship schedule!  This week's summer musical artist is pianist Abby Curtis!

Prior to the 9:30am service, please enjoy the new Time of Greeting ... meet new friends and share fond memories before worship begins.

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Sunday, July 8, 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 10:00 am worship service and fellowship, on the 2nd Sunday each month.

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From the Pastor's Desk

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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

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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!