Worship This Sunday

Worship Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 10:00am

Join us for the second Sunday of Advent.  At the 10:00am traditional service our Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care, Barbara Papagian, will lead worship.  This week’s sermon is titled “Sing it, Zechariah” with a Scripture Reading from Luke 1:67-72.

Prior to worship, starting around 9:50am, we have added the Time of Greeting segment.  So please come early to share memories, welcome visitors, greet old friends, and enjoy neighbors.  The Prelude will indicate the beginning of worship.

View Sunday Bulletin here.  **Please note the Sunday Bulletin for the upcoming Worship Service on Sundays will be posted by Thursday of each week with the exception of winter holiday weeks: (Thanksgiving and Christmas week). During holiday weeks the Bulletin will be posted online by Tuesday of that week.

Parking information: While on street parking is somewhat limited, you may use the parking lot on the corner of Amherst and Union Street (This is a courtesy of Devine Millimet Law Firm) or the Phaneuf Funeral Home parking lot on the corner of Hanover and Union. These spaces are only available for our use nights and weekends only. We are so grateful to our good neighbors for making these lots available to us. There are also a few handicap spaces on our driveway, which runs between Hanover and Amherst Streets. A handicap ramp is on our Amherst Street side entrance. We ask all able bodied people to leave the spaces on the driveway for those who need to park close to the building. Thank you!

Please know that you are always invited to a Special Worship Service at First Congregational Church!

“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

 

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 Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 10:00am.

Worship Sunday

Join us for the Second Sunday of Advent.  Our Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care, Barbara Papagian, will lead the worship service at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. This week's sermon is titled "Sing it, Zechariah."  The reading is from Luke 1:67-72.

Prior to the 10:00am service, please enjoy the new Time of Greeting ... meet new friends and share fond memories before worship begins.

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Sunday, December 9, 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 10:00am worship service and fellowship, on the 2nd Sunday each month.  

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Monday, December 10th at 7pm   

Blue Christmas Service

Holidays, especially  Christmas, can be a painful time for some.

For those who are experiencing pain and loss, we want you to know that you are not alone.  Join with others on Monday, December 10th at 7pm in the Chapel, as we acknowledge each other’s sadness, while affirming the life-giving presence of God.

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Monday, December 24th   

Christmas Eve Services

4:30pm Family Christmas Service

8:00pm Candlelight Service

 

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Liz Verity was presented at the Spirit of NH Award Ceremony as the FCC Volunteer of the Year!

                           

 

Quilt Raffle Winners 

Thanks to everyone for the donations to the Quilt Raffle.  We collected $840 which will be used towards upcoming Quilt Ministry projects!

      

 

Sundays at 10am

Sunday School is in full swing!

All children are invited to visit the Sunday School.  Children attend the 10am worship service, then head to classes following "Time with God's Children".

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