Join us this Sunday!
Our Summer Schedule: 9:00 am in the Chapel
(until September 6)

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 June 21 2015 from First Church Congregational on Vimeo.

Rev. Eliza reflects on "Going through Samaria."

Follow Rev. Eliza's blog "Sermonizing"


Saturday August 8, 2015
7:30 to Noon

~Pancake Breakfast  ~  Outdoor Cafe~
~Classic Cars  ~  Baked Goods  ~  Farmer's Market~
~Attic Treasures  ~  Books~
~50% off 2013 Gift Baskets~

~ Petting Zoo  ~  "Peanut" the Llama~

Raffles for $25 "Shop Local Certificates" from

**Cast & Grind**      **Jet Pac Comics**
**Revolution Taproom & Grill**       **Wild Willy's**
**Northeast Pie Company**      **Laurel Mae's Cottage**
**Mel Flanagan's**      **Butternut Farm**
Tickets: $1 each or 6 for $5, Drawing at Noon

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."