First Congregational Church, 508 Union St., Manchester, NH 03104 603-625-5093

FCC Bulletins

See the order of worship for the Sunday Service, including the Scripture Reading. The current week’s Bulletin is posted by Thursday.  [CLICK HERE] to connect to Facebook.

Morning Watch for the week of May 30, 2022 (no Monday broadcast)

May 29, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of May 23, 2022

May 22, 2022 Worship Bulletin

May 15, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of May 9, 2022

May 8, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of May 2, 2022

May 1, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of April 25, 2022

April 24, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of April 18,2022

April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday Worship Bulletin

Easter Flowers Booklet 2022

Gethsemane Watch Handout

April 14, 2022 Maundy Thursday Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of April 11, 2022

April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of April 4, 2022

April 3, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of March 28, 2022

March 27, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of March 21, 2022

March 20, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of March 14, 2022

March 13, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of March 7, 2022

March 6, 2022 Worship Bulletin

March 2, 2022 Ash Wednesday Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of February 28, 2022

February 27, 2022 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of February 22, 2022 (no Morning Watch on Monday, February 21st)

February 20, 2022 Web Worship Bulletin Pre-recorded

Morning Watch for the week of February 14, 2022

February 13, 2022 Web Worship Bulletin Pre-recorded

Morning Watch for the week of February 7, 2022

February 6, 20220 Web Worship Bulletin Pre-recorded with Rev. Dr. Jim Howard

Morning Watch for the week of January 31, 2022

January 30, 2022 Web Worship Bulletin (Pre-recorded Service only)

Morning Watch for the week of January 24, 2022

January 23, 2021 Web Worship Bulletin (Pre-recorded Service only)

Morning Watch for the week of January 17, 2022 (no Morning Watch on Monday)

January 16, 2022 Web Worship Bulletin (Pre-recorded Service only)

Morning Watch for the week of January 10, 2022

January 9, 2022 Worship Bulletin

January 9, 2022 Web Bulletin of pre-recorded service, if needed

Morning Watch for the week of January 3, 2022

January 2, 2022 Bulletin

January 2, 2022 Worship Bulletin Insert

Morning Watch for the week of Tuesday, December 28-30, 2021

December 26, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Christmas Eve Worship Bulletin

Christmas Eve pre-recorded Facebook Premier Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of December 20, 2021

December 19, 2021 Worship Bulletin

December 13, 2021 Worship Bulletin Blue Christmas

Morning Watch for the week of December 13, 2021

December 12, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of December 6, 2021

December 5, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of November 29, 2021

November 28, 2021 Worship Bulletin

November 28, 2021 Worship Bulletin Insert

Morning Watch for the week of November 22, 2021

November 21, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of November 15, 2021

November 14, 2021 Worship Bulletin

November 14, 2021 Worship Bulletin Insert

Morning Watch for the week of November 8, 2021

November 7, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of November 1, 2021

October 31, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of October 25, 2021

October 24, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of October 18, 2021

October 17, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of October 11, 2021

October 10, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of October 4, 2021

October 3, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of September 27, 2021

September 26, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of September 20th

September 19, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of September 13th

September 12, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of September 6th

September 5, 2021 Web Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of August 30th

August 29, 2021 Web Bulletin

August 29, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of August 23rd

August 22, 2021 Web Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of August 16th

August 15, 2021 Worship Bulletin

August 15, 2021 Web Bulletin

Morning Watch for the week of August 9th

August 8, 2021 Web Bulletin

August 1, 2021 Worship Bulletin

August 1, 2021 Web Bulletin

July 25, 2021 Web Bulletin

July 25, 2021 Worship Bulletin

July 18, 2021 Web Bulletin

July 11, 2021 Worship Bulletin

July 11, 2021 Worship Bulletin Insert

July 4, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of June 28, 2021

June 27, 2021 Worship Bulletin

June 27, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the weekd of June 21, 2021

Fathers Day Tools for Hope Brochure 2021

June 20, 2021 Father’s Day Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of June 14, 2021

June 13, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of June 7, 2021

June 6, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for June 1-3, 2021

May 30, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of May 24, 2021

May 23, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of May 17, 2021

Rev. Barbara Papagian Ordination Bulletin May 16, 2021

May 16, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of May 10, 2021

May 9, 2021 Mother’s Day Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of May 3, 2021

May 2, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of April 26, 2021

April 25, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of April 19, 2021

April 18, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of April 12, 2021

April 11, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of April 5, 2021

April 4, 2021 Easter Web Bulletin

April 1, 2021 Maundy Thursday Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of March 29, 2021

March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of March 22, 2021

March 21, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of March 15, 2021

March 14, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of March 8, 2021

March 7, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of March 1, 2021

February 28, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of February 22, 2021

February 21, 2021 Web Bulletin

February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of February 15, 2021

February 14, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of February 8, 2021

February 7, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of February 1, 2021

January 31, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of January 25, 2021

January 24, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of January 18, 2021

January 17, 2021 MLK Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of January 11, 2021

January 10, 2021 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of January 4, 2021

January 3, 2021 Web Bulletin

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. Carolyn and Rev. Barbara will offer a variety of multi-week book and Bible study classes at different times during the church year.

“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

 Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship

We are back! The in-person/live streamed worship service is on Sundays at 10am.

       [CLICK HERE] to send a Prayer Request to Rev. Barbara Papagian by 8:30am Thursday to include in the service.

Rev. Barbara will be sending out periodic inspirational messages via The FCC Friday Link on the 1st and 3nd Fridays of the month; and special editions to keep you updated with FCC Covid protocols.  To sign up, send your email to Rev. 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.

9am Morning Watch

Join 9am Morning Watch Monday-Thursday.

[CLICK HERE] to connect to Facebook

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

New Member Joining

Welcome to Rev. Randy and to Justin!

Sneakers & Sweats for Bakersville

Outreach is asking for donations of new sneakers and sweatpants and shirts to aid students in need at Bakersville School.  Sign up on the office window.

Holly Berry Fair
Saturday, October 15th!

Crafting Thursdays 9-12noon starting June 2nd!

Contact Pam or Peggy to get involved!  The more the merrier!

 Highlights

Join us in the Sanctuary on Sundays at 10am!

April 12, 2022 update from the Church Council on Worship Services and Fellowship regarding Covid 19 mitigation protocols at First Congregational Church-

                It has been over two years since the pandemic first impacted our state and our beloved First Congregational Church, and Covid 19 continues to affect our lives in its various mutations. While staff and church leadership will continue paying attention to the current infection rates and Covid-related hospitalizations, we (cautiously) are pleased to lift the last remaining Covid 19 mitigation protocols in our building. This means that masking in worship is now optional and the “X” marks that have indicated safe social distancing have been removed.  For more information [Click Here]...

-Rev. Carolyn Keilig & The FCC ReOpening Task Force

Memory Garden gets a facelift!

We will be updating the Memory Garden on Thursday, May 26th 9-12noon.  Please sign up on the office window or notify Liz Verity is you can offer some time.

  Our tranquil space for personal reflection and healing is available to you outside the Chapel doors.  Donations to the Memory Garden can be sent directly to FCC with "Memory Garden" in the memo.  The new Japanese Maple will be planted this spring!

Women's Connection

Save the Date for WC 10th Annual Mystery Ride...Saturday, June 11th

For more information about upcoming WC events, contact Denise (beau.de@comcast.net) or Pam (blanclp@comcast.net).

Sign up on the office window!

Music Sunday
Join us on Sunday, June 12th!

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!!

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!

Bulletins and Sunday News will be available at all in-person services.

Learn more...

Church Window

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

Open & Affirming

Queen City Pride Festival on Saturday, June 18th

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

 

Women's Connection Cookbook

Buy one at $12.50 each and get one of the sample cookbooks from the printer for FREE!

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

VISITORS TO THE FCC OFFICES

Visitors are always welcome at First Church.

The Food Closet is available Monday-Friday 9-12noon.

Should you need anything relating to the office, please call, or email Linda Bonetti, Lauren Henderson, Rev. Carolyn Keilig, or Rev. Barbara Papagian.

Photo Directory

Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo!  We have published the "online instant picture directory" with personal passwords!  Refer to directions in the Friday Link for how to connect and edit your own information.