Join us this Sunday!
9:00 am, in the Sanctuary
6:00 pm Metrocast Channel 12
and for our special services this Advent season!
Late-night Open Mic Worship: Dec 17, 11pm
Christmas Pageant: Dec 18, during worship, 9am
Blue Christmas: Tuesday Dec 20, 7pm

Christmas Eve: 4pm - Family service of carols + stories
                               8pm - Traditional service w/ special music
Christmas Day: 9am, in the chapel

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

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 May 8 2016 from First Church Congregational on Vimeo.

Follow Rev. Eliza's blog "Sermonizing"

* * * * * * * Winter Faire * * * * * * *

Friday November 4:  3 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday November 5:  8 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday November 6: 
10 am - 1:00 pm

Themed Gift Baskets    Handiwork & Crafts    Books
Bakery    Country Pantry   
Vintage & Collectibles    Once Again Jewelry
Clutch Corner    Recycled Christmas

Friday 4:30-6:30 - Beef Stew Supper
Saturday 8:00-12:30 - Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
Sunday 10:00-1:00 - $4 Luncheon

Raffles:  (drawing Sunday Nov 6 at 1pm)
   Chocolate Basket,    Italian Basket,
        Red Sox Jacket     and  homemade afghan
Tickets: $1/each  or 6 for $5.
Bring a donation for our food pantry
            and receive 1 raffle ticket free!

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."