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.

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

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

Until further notice, visitors should call ahead to ensure the health and safety of our staff, members, and friends.  Although visitors are welcome with masks, meetings and gatherings are not being held at this time.

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  Rev. 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 Facebook.com/FCCManchester, at 10am Sunday for weekly Worship.

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

       [CLICK HERE] to send a Prayer Request to Rev. 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.

Rev. Barbara will be sending out periodic inspirational messages via The FCC Friday Link.  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.

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.

Congratulations, Rev. Barbara!

The Ordination Ceremony and Installation of Rev. Barbara Papagian as our Associate Pastor was on Sunday, May 16th!

Church World Service

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

[CLICK HERE] for the Mothers Day Blanket Donor List.

Honor your father or special man with a donation to Church World Service!

[CLICK HERE] for the Fathers Day Tools for Hope Sunday Order Form with instructions.  Return the form to the office by June 11th, and send a photo of your loved one to Adam Peithmann at APeithmann@FCCManchesterNH.org.

Bible Study with a New Twist

Join us in August when we resume!

 Highlights

Join us in person on Sunday, June 27th

Please call the Church Office 603-625-5093 to reserve seating.

Watch the FCC Friday Link as we develop more plans for opening the doors!

Protocol for In-Person Worship
  • Advance reservations are needed for contact tracing and can be made by calling the church office (625-5093) Monday-Thursday.
  • Families/Units can sit together in a pew.
  • Entry is through the center Narthex doors ONLY.
  • Upon entry, please check name with greeter.
  • Exiting is through the casket door ONLY.
  • If handicap access is needed, please convey this when making reservations.
  • Collection box will be located in the narthex and near the exit door.
  • There will be limited access to upstairs bathroom; no downstairs access.
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available.
  • Ushers will hand out bulletins to those entering the sanctuary
  • People can seat themselves in open pews.
  • No child care or church school but the Nursery is available.
  • Masks are required. Vaccinations are strongly urged.
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.

Women's Connection

The year culminated with a Mystery Ride!  Watch for details of the fall kick-off!

Holly Berry Fair on November 20th!

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

Will will have open craft days to work on projects Thursdays, July 15 & 22, and August 5 & 19.  Contact Pam LeBlanc (blanclp@comcast.net) or Peggy Neveu (frannys1@aol.com) 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.

Queen City Pride Festival

Saturday, June 19th noon-6pm

FCC folks are invited to volunteer for the event. If you are interested in helping out for an hour or 1.5 hour shift, please call Carol Soucy 603-591-6387; email carolsoucy@comcast.net, or contact Lauren Henderson in the church office. A sign-up sheet will also be posted on the church office window.

We appreciate the support and assistance we’ve received from the Membership Committee. They are preparing print give-aways and FCC labeled water bottles for that day. The QCP organizing committee has established Covid-19 protocols. If you sign up as a volunteer, committee members will review the plans QCP has established for the safety of all.

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.

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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