What is Membership?

Church membership may mean different things to different people. Whether you have been a recent guest or a long-term participant, we are encouraged by your presence and invite all to join us as members of the First Church congregation. Membership Orientation events are held twice per year, followed by a new member ceremony during a worship service.

If you would like to explore more of what it means to be a member of First Church please contact Rev. Kevin at 603-625-5093 or KPleas@FCCManchesterNH.org.

Membership Orientation are held twice a year, in the spring and fall.  All are welcome to attend and reconnect with First Church.  For more information, please contact Ellie Stetson: ebstetson@aol.com, Bill Jones: wjones0615@comcast.net or The Church office 625-5093.

Learn more at Why Join First Congregational Church? in addition to information on this website.

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...

Our History

In 1839 the eager entrepreneurs of the Amoskeag Mills coaxed a small, struggling English Congregational Church to link arms with a small, struggling... Learn more...

Music

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

Pastor's Class

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

 

“I get an overall feeling of being uplifted.”

Joan Currier

 

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1pm
Melinda Scott Celebration of Life

Join Melinda's family and friends as we honor her life with scripture and song.  A reception will follow.

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, August 19, 2018 at 9:30am.

This is the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship service at 9:30am in the Sanctuary.  This week's summer musical artist is Michelle Harrington!

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, August 19, 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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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

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

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!