​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.

July 25, 2021 Sunday News 

July 23, 2021 FCC Friday Link

July 16, 2021 FCC Friday Link

July 11, 2021 Sunday News

July 9, 2021 FCC Friday Link

July 2, 2021 FCC Friday Link

June 27, 2021 Sunday News

June 25, 2021 FCC Friday Link

June 23, 2021 FCC Friday Link Special Edition

June 18, 2021 FCC Friday Link

June 11, 2021 FCC Friday Link

June 4, 2021 FCC Friday Link

May 28, 2021 FCC Friday Link

May 26, 2021 FCC Friday Link Special Edition

May 21, 2021 FCC Friday Link

May, 14, 2021 FCC Friday Link

May 7, 2021 FCC Friday Link

April 30, 2021 FCC Friday Link

April 23, 2021 FCC Friday Link

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


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From the Pastor's Desk

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Ways To Get Involved

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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


Visitors are always welcome at First Church!  Masks are recommended if you are not fully vaccinated.  

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, or  Rev. Barbara Papagian.

 Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship

[CLICK HERE] to join Rev. Barbara Papagian, our Associate Pastor, at 10am Sunday for weekly virtual Worship.

We will be live in person also on  August 1st, 15th, and 29th at 10am in the Sanctuary.

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.

9am Morning Watch

9am Morning Watch will be back on August 9th!

Join 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

Mothers and Special ladies honored with a donation to Church World Service!

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

Fathers or special men honored with a donation to Church World Service!

[CLICK HERE] for the Fathers Day Tools Donor List.

Bible Study with a New Twist

Join us on Zoom August 6th when we resume a discussion of "The Help"!

To be included, please email Rev. Barbara.


Join us in person on Sunday, July 25th


The Task Force met and reviewed the latest CDC protocols.  These are our latest guidelines.

We appreciate those who made advance reservations, however they are no longer required.

Social distancing will be practiced in order to be able to sing.

If ramp access is needed, please ring the bell.

Collection box will be located in the narthex and plates by the exit doors.

Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available.

Ushers will hand out bulletins to those entering the sanctuary.

People may seat themselves in open pews.

 No child care or Church School. 

The Cradle Room is available but not staffed.

 Masks are appreciated but not required if you are fully vaccinated.

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

Thank you, The ReOpening Task Force     Updated on 6/23/21

2021 Photo Directory

All members and friends are asked to submit a photo for our internal "Photo Directory" to be published this fall.  Email them to Lauren at LHenderson@FCCManchesterNH.org, or call the office to arrange to come in to take a photo.  On Sundays, talk with Bill Jones or Pam LeBlanc about getting a photo taken.

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 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

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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