Join us this Sunday!
8:00 am in the Chapel
10:00 am in the Sanctuary
6:00 pm Metrocast Channel 12

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Photo taken at the Easter Sunrise Service, April 20, 2014


First Church in Brief:

Serving the Rochester, NH community since 1731

A member of the United Church of Christ

A progressive Christian voice on the NH Seacoast

We affirm all people are created in God's own image regardless of race, gender, religious background or sexual orientation





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Sermon Aug 19 2015 from First Church Congregational on Vimeo.

Follow Rev. Eliza's blog "Sermonizing"

Italian Supper

Saturday October 17           4:30-6:30pm
~ Lasagna ~       Tossed Salad ~
~ Beverage ~       ~ Homemade Desserts ~
Advanced Tickets: $8.00   (call church office: 332-1121)
Tickets at the door: $10.00 
(ages 5-10: $5.00, under age 5: Free)

Early sale of our 2015 Winter Faire's fall-related baskets!
Autumn leaves, mushrooms, pumpkins, apples, etc.
Why wait 'til November?
* * * * * * * * Winter Faire * * * * * * * *
Friday Nov 6  3:00-7:00pm
Nov 7  8:00am-1:00pm
Sunday Nov 8  11:00am-1:00pm

Crafts, Bakery & Country Pantry,   Book Shop,   Clutch Corner,
Vintage & Collectibles,      Recycled Christmas,
The Deep Freeze (take home a meal!),     Once-Again Jewelry
SERRV (3rd World Handcrafts), Raffles

Unique Gift Baskets   (lots of choices!)

Friday: Beef Stew Supper 4:30-6:30
Saturday: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
Sunday: Drawing for American Girl Doll raffle

Bring a gently-used sweater to donate and get FREE raffle ticket!

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All are welcome in this place

The flag which hangs over the First Church front entrance is a symbol of our affirmation that wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Rev. Eliza recently said we are:

"Hopeful that our witness brings hope to those who despair.

"Hopeful that we may embody, as a church, the perfect love that drives out fear, and become a place of safety for all of God's children.

"May we always be a church and a people of the Gospel, serving Christ as we serve our neighbors: the hungry, the homeless, the imprisoned, the despairing, the fearful, the hurting, the abandoned."