Sunday Bulletin

See the order of worship for the Sunday Service, including the Scripture Reading. The current week’s Bulletin is posted by Thursday.

June 7, 2020  Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of June 1st

May 31, 2020 Web Bulletin

May 31, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of May 26th

May 24, 2020 Web Memorial Day Bulletin

May 24, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of May 18th

May 17, 2020 Web Bulletin

May 17, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of May 11th

May 10, 2020 Webcast Mothers Day Bulletin

May 10, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

Weekday Watch for the week of May 4th

May 3, 2020 Webcast Bulletin

May 3, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

Weekday Watch for the week of April 27th

April 26, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

April 26, 2020 Webcast Bulletin

Weekday Watch for the week of April 20th

April 19, 2020 Webcast Bulletin

April 19, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

Easter Sunday Webcast Bulletin

Easter Remembrance 2020

Weekly Watch for the week of April 13th

April 12, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

April 9, 2020 Maundy Thursday Webcast Bulletin

April 5, 2020 Webcast Bulletin

April 5th Hymn Sing Text

March 29, 2020 Webcast Bulletin

March 29th Hymn Sing Text for Hymn & Sing

March 29, 2020 Music for Facebook Hymn & Sing

March 15, 2020 Bulletin

March 8, 2020 Sunday Bulletin

March 1, 2020 Bulletin

February 23, 2020 Bulletin

February 16, 2020 Bulletin

February 9, 2020 Bulletin

February 2, 2020 Bulletin

January 26, 2020 Bulletin

January 19, 2020 Bulletin

January 12, 2020 Bulletin

January 5, 2020 Bulletin

December 29, 2019 Bulletin

December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8pm

December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve Family Service at 4:30pm

December 22, 2019 Bulletin

December 15, 2019 Bulletin

December 8, 2019 Bulletin

December 1, 2019 Bulletin

November 24, 2019 Thanksgiving Sunday

November 17, 2019 Bulletin

November 10, 2019 Bulletin

November 3, 2019 Bulletin

October 27, 2019 Bulletin

October 20, 2019 Bulletin

October 13, 2019 Bulletin

October 6, 2019 Bulletin

September 29, 2019 Bulletin

September 22, 2019 Bulletin

September 15, 2019 Bulletin

September 8, 2019 Bulletin

September 1, 2019 Bulletin

August 25, 2019 Bulletin

August 18, 2019 Bulletin

August 11, 2019 Bulletin

August 4, 2019 Bulletin

July 28, 2019 Bulletin

July 21, 2019 Bulletin

July 14, 2019 Bulletin

July 7, 2019 Bulletin

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


“I get an overall feeling of being uplifted.”

Joan Currier



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
Worship This Sunday, May 31st

[CLICK HERE] to join Rev. Kevin Pleas via Facebook/FCCManchester on Sunday following the Hymn & Sing which starts at 10am.

  To connect to the Lyrics and Bulletin, please [CLICK HERE].​

       [CLICK HERE] to send a Prayer Request to Barbara Papagian by 9am.

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

Rev. Pleas will be sending out periodic inspirational messages via In The Spirit.  To sign up, send your email to Rev. Pleas 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.

Children This Sunday

To keep your children occupied, Kelda will send families a couple activities while you enjoy the Prayer Service.

Paul escapes in a basket coloring page

Paul escapes in a basket maze

Paul escapes in a basket word search

Paul escapes in a basket worksheet

2020 Holly Berry Fair

Planned for Saturday, November 21st

Pam LeBlanc and Peggy Neveu are still coordinating our Holly Berry Fair - if we can't have a traditional fair, you can count of them to come up with a version we can all enjoy!

Anyone interested in making items for the Fair during this hiatus should contact Pam or Peggy.  Send them a photo of what you would like to donate or how you would like to help!

Women's Connection
Saturday, September 26th
Rest up for the 2020 Mystery Ride!


Sunday Hymn Sing and Worship

Thanks to all who tune into the First Congregational Church Facebook page for a live Hymn Sing with Adam and Lauren Peithmann followed by the Prayer Service by Rev. Kevin.  Please [CLICK HERE] or on the link below to access Facebook.  Both events will remain on Facebook for your inspiration, and you don't need a Faccebook account,

To connect to the Lyrics and the Bulletins, [CLICK HERE].

Beginning June 7th, the time will move up to 9:30am to start.

We hope everyone is well!  Blessings!

Friday Nights at FCC begins June 12th at 6pm

Looking to end the week on a high note?  Beginning on Friday, June 12 at 6pm and every Friday thereafter, Adam Peithmann will perform 20-30 minute mini recitals from the Chapel at FCC on Facebook Live.  Come and hear your favorite hymns arranged in a variety of styles plus classical standards.  We hope to see you there!

 Please [CLICK HERE] to access Facebook.  Events remain on Facebook for your inspiration, and you don't need a Facebook account.

Friday Book/Bible Study
Zoom Book/Bible Study

Barbara Papagian will start a book/Bible study class based on Rabbi Kushnar’s book, “The Lord is My Shepherd” at 9am on June 5th..

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Coming Back Soon
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, once we are reunited.

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Coming Back Soon
Men's Breakfast

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.  We will post when the next date is!.

Dress A Girl

Watch for updates.  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!  

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To make masks for healthcare workers, here is a YouTube video I found very useful.  Call the facility first before dropping them off, please. Pattern for medical masks

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!!

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...

What's happening with committees!

Read the 2019 Written Committee Reports by clicking here!

The 2019 Financial & Statistical Reports. Members wishing to receive a digital copy, can request one by email to Linda Bonetti at

2019 Cookbook

2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order