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 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

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of December 28, 2020

December 27, 2020 Web Bulletin

December 24, 2020 Web Bulletin Christmas Eve

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of December 21, 2020

December 20, 2020 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of December 14, 2020

December 13, 2020 Web Bulletin

Adam the Elf Singalong Lyrics for Friday, December 11th at 7pm

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of December 7, 2020

December 6, 2020 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch with Peter for the week of November 30, 2020

November 29, 2020 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch with Peter for the week of November 23, 2020

November 22, 2020 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch with Peter for the week of November 16, 2020

November 15, 2020 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch with Peter for the week of November 9, 2020

November 8, 2020 Web Bulletin

November 1, 2020 Web Bulletin

October 25, 2020 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of October 19, 2020

October 18, 2020 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of October 12, 2020

October 11, 2020 Web Bulletin

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of October 5, 2020

October 4, 2020 Web Bulletin followed by Communion Message and Hymn Lyrics

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of September 28, 2020

September 27, 2020 Web Bulletin followed by Hymn Lyrics

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of September 21, 2020

September 20, 2020 Web Bulletin followed by Hymn Lyrics

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of September 14, 2020 

September 13, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for week of September 8, 2020 (Tuesday-Thursday)

September 6, 2020 Web Bulletin

September 6, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for week of August 31st

August 30, 2020 Web Bulletin

August 30, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for week of August 24th

August 23, 2020 Web Bulletin

August 23, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for week of August 17th

August 16, 2020 Web Bulletin

August 16, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for week of August 10th

August 9, 2020 Web Bulletin

August 9, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for week of August 3rd

August 2, 2020 Web Bulletin

August 2, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for week of July 27th

July 26, 2020 Web Bulletin

July 26, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for week of July 20th

July 19, 2020 Web Bulletin

July 19, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of July 13th

July 12, 2020 Web Bulletin

July 12, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of July 6th

July 5, 2020 Web Bulletin with Rev. Stephen Cushing

July 5, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of June 29th

June 28, 2020 Web Bulletin

June 28, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of June 22nd

June 21, 2020 Web Bulletin

June 21, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of June 15th

June 14, 2020 Web Bulletin

June 14, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

9:10 Morning Watch for the week of June 8th

June 7, 2020  Web Bulletin

June 7, 2020 Hymn Sing Text

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 Facebook.com 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

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...

“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

VISITORS TO THE FCC OFFICES

Visitors are always welcome at First Church!  Masks are recommended in the offices if you are not fully vaccinated, following CDC Guidelines.

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.

 Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship

We are back and live!

Join us on Sundays at 10am to worship with Rev. Carolyn Keilig!

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

We will no longer offer a virtual service.

Rev. Barbara will be sending out periodic inspirational messages via The FCC Friday Link on the 1st and 3nd Fridays of the month.  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.

Order Poinsettias by Dec 5th

[Click Here] for the Poinsettia Order Form.

Poinsettias can be picked up after the 7pm Christmas Eve Worship Service, or beginning Tuesday, Dec 28th.

Boots & Sneakers for Bakersville!

The Outreach Committee is collecting boots and sneakers (unisex style, youth 12-13 and 1-4) for Bakersville School.  Please drop them off in the church office with your name.  There's a sign up sheet on the office window.

Women's Connection

College Cookie Mailing is on Saturday, December 4th at 9am in the Parlor.

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

SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, March 6, 2022

 Highlights

Join us in person every Sunday at 10am!

*PLEASE READ OUR REOPENING INFORMATION*

ReOpening Protocol 10/21/21

Being able to worship together again on Sunday mornings is not only spiritually fulfilling but paramount in being able to reconnect with one another and with God.  

In light of this, the Re-Opening committee will continue to meet and adjust our Covid protocols. 

 In concurrence with the Church Council and the Deacons, we believe that our established protocols will help ensure all our members and visitors will stay safe while worshipping with us and will allow us to continue to worship in-person each Sunday!   

At the same time, we are aware that our church family includes children who are unable to be vaccinated, as well as those whose vaccination status is compromised because of health issues.  

Recognizing the increasing number of Covid cases in the Manchester area, including breakthrough cases of those who are vaccinated, we urge you to follow the protocols that have been established.  Should you contract Covid following attending worship, please contact our pastoral staff.  For more information: Factsheet_for_People_Who_are_Close_Contacts.pdf (nd.gov)  

  Let's continue to gather safely every Sunday and find the strength and guidance from God that we all need during these uncertain times. 

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     Masks are strongly urged to protect everyone,  following CDC recommendations. 

 Social distancing indoors should be practiced. (Feel free to greet one another outdoors) 

 If ramp access is needed, please ring the bell. 

Offerings may be left in the box located in the narthex and plates by the exit doors. 

 Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. 

People may seat themselves in open pews - Do not sit in pews with "X". 

The Cradle Room is available but not staffed. 

  We look forward to seeing everyone but urge you not to congregate inside the building at this time. 

Thank you, The ReOpening Task Force, 10/21/21 

Holly Berry Fair Overstock Sale!

Join us in the Dining Room after Worship Dec. 5th!     

Contact Pam LeBlanc (blanclp@comcast.net) or Peggy Neveu (frannys1@aol.com) to talk about how you can get involved!

It's Angel Tree Time!

It’s Angel Tree time, and this year the Outreach Committee has an exciting twist.  Instead of gift cards or gifts we would like to distribute filled Christmas Stockings! Please pick up your stocking to fill with $30 of gifts, wrapped or unwrapped (no food or candy, please).

[click here to learn more about this year's Angel Tree]

2022 Stewardship Campaign!

The Stewardship Committee has mailed the 2022 Pledge Forms.  We are at 95% of our Financial Goal of $160,000.  Our second goal this year is to hear from everyone.  We have only heard back from 100 of the 200 letters sent.  Please pledge if you are able, but we understand that some have limited resources and can indicated you will "give as you are able."  Your response indicates that we reached you and you enjoy receiving our mailings.  To be taken off the active Membership role, please notify Linda.

2021 Photo Directory

Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo!  We will be publishing an "online instant directory" with personal passwords by the end of the year.

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 and summer meeting times.

Queen City Pride Festival

Saturday, June 19th 

Thanks to all who volunteered at this marvelous event!

See more about First Church Open & Affirming activities 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!

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

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Church Window

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

Cookbook

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

Memory Garden gets a facelift!

Thanks to everyone who pitched in to work on the Memory Garden!  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.