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 from are shown below.

If you haven’t already done so, you can sign up for the monthly email publication of The Church Window, which is a good way to see all that’s going on at First Church.

Or you can also sign up for Rev. Kevin’s weekly message, In the Spirit, by emailing him at KPleas@FCCManchesterNH.org.

Fellowship

There are numerous groups, large and small, who gather to experience social time together, build connections, and strengthen friendships. Anyone is always welcome and their activities are varied.

Education

First Church offers Sunday School for our children, Confirmation Classes for our youth, and scripture discussions at the Pastor’s Class with Rev. Kevin.

Music

First Church has a wonderful music program that is an integral part of our worship service. The Adult Chancel Choir and the Sabbath Bells adult hand bell choir rehearse on Wednesday evenings. The Peace Ringers Children’s Hand Bells, and the children’s choirs practice on Sundays after worship and sing occasionally in our worship service.

Please contact Adam Peithmann to discuss your interest in any of the choir groups.

Mission and Service

We work together to serve and support numerous local and global mission projects throughout the year. First Church also hosts classes for the English for New Americans program and frequently interacts with the students in evening conversations, occasional pot luck suppers, and joint projects.  Scouts and AA are also hosted.

Membership

As you become more comfortable in worshiping with us, you may want to explore becoming a member of First Church. New Member Orientation events are held twice per year and hosted by the Membership Team.

If you are interested, please contact Rev. Kevin to learn about the next event.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the First Congregational Church is to faithfully embody the Spirit of Christ in worship, fellowship and service by engaging with... Learn more...

Holidays and Special Services

First Congregational Church offers a number of Holiday and special services throughout the year to which you are warmly invited... Learn more...

Families and Children

Families and children are prominent in our church life. Children participate in worship and events throughout the year. Children are... Learn more...

Music

First Church has a dynamic and inclusive music ministry for all ages. Our adult ensembles and children ensembles enrich our worship services... 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

 

“I get an overall feeling of being uplifted.”

Joan Currier

 

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients!

Cyrus Fennel - Graduation Gift; Connor Lyons - William P. McGuiness Award; Emma Green - Beth Ernest Jenkins Award; Margaret Thornton - FCC Scholarship; Bridget Thornton - The Higher Education Award

Thanks to all the volunteers at the Summer Special Olympics: Mini-Jav!

Congratulations to our newly Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care, Barbara Papagian!

   

 Upcoming Events 

Worship Sunday

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9:30am.

This is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship service at 9:30am in the Sanctuary.  Please note that we have started our new summer worship schedule!  This week's summer musical artist is pianist Abby Curtis!

Prior to the 9:30am service, please enjoy the new Time of Greeting ... meet new friends and share fond memories before worship begins.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018   

Service of Prayer and Healing

Inspired by the Celtic Tradition, the roughly half-hour service will include music, readings, prayers and an opportunity to receive a “Laying on of Hands” blessing. Service will be held in the Chapel following the 10:00 am worship service and fellowship, on the 2nd Sunday each month.

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Latest News

Current Videos

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From the Pastor's Desk

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Sunday Bulletin

See the order of worship at First Church for the Sunday Service, including the Scripture Reading. Learn more... 

The Sunday News

What’s happening this week in the life of First Church? Learn more...

Church Window

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ONA Update   

ONA Celebration Service on Sunday, November 18th at 3pm

Join us as we celebrate our Open & Affirming status with a special worship service and Celebration on Sunday, November 18th at 3pm.  All are welcome to attend.

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The ONA Team offers water and resources to Concord Pride attendees on June 2nd!