​The Sunday News & FCC Friday Link

The FCC Friday Link will be published weekly in lieu of The Sunday News which will resume when we are back together.  The Sunday News is traditionally part of the weekly Bulletin at Church services.  You can access previous versions of the FCC Friday Link and the Sunday through our website, or by clicking on the link at the bottom of the FCC Friday Link published and emailed each week.

April 16, 2021 FCC Friday Link

April 9, 2021 FCC Friday Link

April 2, 2021 FCC Friday Link

March 26, 2021 FCC Friday Link

March 19, 2021 FCC Friday Link

March 12, 2021 FCC Friday Link

March 5, 2021 FCC Friday Link

February 26, 2021 FCC Friday Link

February 19, 2021 FCC Friday Link

February 12, 2021 FCC Friday Link

February 5, 2021 FCC Friday Link

January 29, 2021 FCC Friday Link

January 22, 2021 FCC Friday Link

January 15, 2021 FCC Friday Link

January 8, 2021 FCC Friday Link

January 1, 2021 FCC Friday Link

December 18, 2020 FCC Friday Link

December 13, 2020 Sunday News (Last issue until we meet again!)

December 11, 2020 FCC Friday Link

December 6, 2020 Sunday News

December 4, 2020 FCC Friday Link

November 29, 2020 Sunday News

November 25, 2020 Thanksgiving FCC Friday Link

November 22, 2020 Sunday News

November 20, 2020 FCC Friday Link

November 15, 2020 Sunday News

November 13, 2020 FCC Friday Link

November 8, 2020 Sunday News

November 6, 2020 Friday Link

November 1, 2020 Sunday News

October 30, 2020 Friday Link

October 25, 2020 Sunday News

October 22, 2020 Special Edition Friday Link

October 18, 2020 Sunday News

October 16, 2020 Friday Link

October 11, 2020 Sunday News

October 9, 2020 FCC Friday Link

October 4, 2020 Sunday News

October 2, 2020 FCC Friday Link

September 27, 2020 Sunday News

September 25, 2020 FCC Friday Link with Special Edition

September 20, 2020 Sunday News

September 18, 2020 FCC Friday Link

September 13, 2020 Sunday News

September 11, 2020 FCC Friday Link

September 6, 2020 Sunday News

September 4, 2020 FCC Friday Link

August 30, 2020 Sunday News

August 23, 2020 Sunday News

August 16, 2020 Sunday News

August 9, 2020 Sunday News

August 2, 2020 Sunday News

July 26, 2020 Sunday News

July 19, 2020 Sunday News

July 12, 2020 Sunday News

July 5, 2020 Sunday News

June 28, 2020 Sunday News

June 21, 2020 Sunday News

June 14, 2020 Sunday News

June 7, 2020 Sunday News

May 31, 2020 Sunday News

May 24, 2020 Sunday News

May 17, 2020 Sunday News

May 10, 2020 Sunday News

May 3, 2020 Sunday News

April 26, 2020 Sunday News

April 19, 2020 Sunday News

April 2020 ONLINE substitute for April 12th Sunday News

April 5, 2020 Sunday News

March 26, 2020 updated Sunday News

March 23, 2020 updated Sunday News

March 22, 2020 Sunday News — Summary as of March 16th

March 15, 2020 Sunday News

March 8, 2020 Sunday News

March 1, 2020 Sunday News

February 23, 2020 Sunday News

February 16, 2020 Sunday News

February 9, 2020 Sunday News

February 2, 2020 Sunday News

January 26, 2020 Sunday News

January 19, 2020 Sunday News

January 12, 2020 Sunday News

January 5, 2020 Sunday News


We warmly invite you and your children to join us on Sunday mornings for a time of spiritual enrichment and fun.

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From the Pastor's Desk

One of the best parts of my work is being able to teach and write about our faith and Church life. I’m pleased to offer my reflections... Learn more...

Ways To Get Involved

There are many ways to become involved at First Church. As you become more familiar with our church, some of the opportunities to choose... Learn more...

First Church Concerts

First Church has a vibrant music ministry program which includes concerts throughout the year. These concerts feature talent... 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


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

[CLICK HERE] to join Rev. Kevin Pleas, our Senior Pastor, as he delivers this week's message on Facebook.com/FCCManchester on Sunday at 10am for weekly Worship.

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

       [CLICK HERE] to send a Prayer Request to 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.

Barbara Papagian will be sending out periodic inspirational messages via The FCC Friday Link.  To sign up, send your email to 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.

Bible Study with a New Twist

Fridays at 9:30am

We are trying something new for our usual Book/Bible Study…Movie Club!  We will be watching a movie at home and then having a group discussion about the Christian values in the storyline. We have a list of movies already planned but feel free to give us more suggestions. Reach out to Barbara at BPapagian@fccmanchesternh.org to be included in the email about this exciting new take on Book/Bible Study!

The April 23rd discussion will be about "Becket".  The April 30th discussion will be about "Tootsie".  All are welcome!

Mothers Day Blanket Sunday
May 9, 2021

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

[CLICK HERE] Mothers Day Blankets Sunday Order Form with instructions.  Return the form to the office by April 30th, and send a photo of your loved one to Adam Peithmann at APeithmann@FCCManchesterNH.org.



Mark Miller on May 23rd at 7pm

Draw the Circle Wide:  An Evening with Mark Miller

Sponsored by First Congregational Church Manchester’s Music Ministry, Open & Affirming Committee, Outreach Committee, and Church Council.

You are invited to a conversation and musical presentation on Zoom with church musician, composer and educator, Mark Miller! 

[CLICK HERE] for more information.

Women's Connection
Join the Zoom socials!

Bingo on Tuesday, April 20th at 6:30pm!

Email Denise (beau.de@comcast.net) to get a Zoom invite via email.
Barbara Papagian Ordination
May 16, 2021

The Hillsborough Association of the NH Conference-UCC approved Barbara to become an Ordained Minister! Watch for more details of her Ordinationn Ceremony on Sunday, May 16th!

Friday Nights at FCC

Keep tuned for Friday Nights at FCC on Friday, April 30 at 6pm...and on the last Friday of the month at 6pm going forward.

This month's Friday Nights at FCC event will feature Adam Peithmann at 6:00 pm.

 Events will be posted in the FCC Friday Link. Tune in to hear your favorite hymns arranged in a variety of styles plus classical standards.  We hope to see you there!

 Please [CLICK HERE] to access Vimeo.  Events remain on Vimeo for your inspiration.  Or go live on Facebook.

Holly Berry Fair on November 20th!

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

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.

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...


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