Join us this Sunday!
Regularly scheduled services:
8:00 in the chapel and 10:00 in the sanctuary

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





First Church Congregational from First Church Congregational on Vimeo.

Sermon October 26 2014 from First Church Congregational on Vimeo.

Rev. Eliza asks, "Do they really know we are Christians by our love?" reflecting on Matthew 22:34-40.

If the video doesn't work or your computer is slow, try the audio version:

Follow Rev. Eliza's blog "Sermonizing"

* * * * * Winter Faire * * * * *
Friday Nov 7  3:00-7:00pm     Saturday Nov 8  8:00am-1:00pm
Sunday Nov 9  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

Unique Gift Baskets   (lots of choices!)

Friday: Beef Stew Supper (w/ corn bread & apple crisp) $8
Saturday: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast (w/ eggs & ham) $6

Bring a gently-used sweater to donate and get FREE raffle ticket! Additional tickets @ $1 or 6/$5
Raffle proceeds to benefit charities

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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."