Worship This Sunday

Worship This Sunday…on Facebook Live!

Please tune in to Facebook.com/FCCManchester [CLICK HERE] to view the Sunday morning Worship service at 10am. Until further notice, our services will be posted starting at 10am on Sunday…but available for viewing anytime on our Facebook page.

To access the weekly Web Bulletin, please [CLICK HERE] and you will be brought to the Bulletins page where you may choose the version.  The music lyrics are at the end of the Bulletin, or you may pick up a hymnal at the church.

You can also access the recorded weekly service on our Vimeo page accessed [CLICK HERE] or from the front page of our website under Latest News category.

In person Church worship services on Sunday mornings have been cancelled until further notice for your safety and good health.  We pray for you and your loved ones very day!  And hope that you find faith and good humor as we enter these unchartered waters.

 We have a new addition to our communication line up, “The FCC Friday Link” written by Barbara Papagian, our Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care.  The FCC Friday Link is emailed to the congregation via Constant Contact for your inspiration.  To sign up with an updated email address, please send an email to Barbara Papagian.  Rev. Kevin will continue to send his “In the Spirit” message to inspire your faith.

Until we reunite, there are special Sunday Web Bulletins posted on the Sunday Bulletin page accessed 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.

For updates on what is happening with our members check the Sunday News here.  Posting of a Sunday News is traditionally every week.  Our monthly FCC Church Window will showcase what’s happened and what’s coming up for the next month.  You can access a color copy of the Church Window here.

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 by going to www.Facebook.com/FCCManchester!

“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

 

VISITORS TO THE FCC OFFICES

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 Barbara

Bible Study with Barbara is Fridays at 9:30am until February 26th.

[Click Here] for more information.  All are welcome!

Barbara Papagian Ecclesiastical Council
She made it!

The Hillsborough Association of the NH Conference-UCC approved Barbara to become an Ordained Minister! Watch for more details of her Ordinationn Ceremony as they unfold in early 2021.  Congratulations to Barbara from FCC!  You make us so proud!

 Highlights

2020 Annual Meeting & Reports

Read the 2020 Written Committee Reports by clicking here!

The 2020 Financial & Statistical Reports are mailed to members in February in preparation for the Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 7th at 11:30am via Zoom. Members wishing to receive a digital copy, can request one by email to Linda Bonetti at LBonetti@FCCManchesterNH.org.

Keep busy!

We are a crafty bunch of people at FCC!  Dress A Girl sews are on hold but we encourage everyone to use their talents to sew dresses or skirts at home (kits are available), or continue making masks! Contact Linda Bonetti for patterns or kits.

And 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!

Friday Nights at FCC

Keep tuned for Friday Nights at FCC to resume on Friday, January 29th...and on the last Friday of the month at 6pm going forward.  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.

The Light in the Heart of the City

FCC has been a beacon of hope since 1878 on the corner of Union and Hanover Street.  On December 20-27th we left the lights on overnight as a reminder of our mission to bring faith, hope and peace throughout the year to our neighbors, friends, and congregants.

Learn more about the Samuel West stained glass windows by clicking Light in the Heart of the City.

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]!

Join the Open & Affirming Zoom Conference on Saturday, January 30th 9am-12:30pm.  Register by [Clicking Here].

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.

Learn more...

Church Window

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

Cookbook

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