No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. Join us this Sunday, 8am in the chapel or 10am in the sanctuary.


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





Learn more about the inclusive message of the United Church of Christ:

Sermon April 13, 2014 from First Church Congregational on Vimeo.

Rev. Eliza's sermon on Palm Sunday (Psalm 118; Matthew 21).

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Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday: April 13th. Pancake breakfast 8:15-9:50am. Free will offering.

Easter Party: April 13th following the 10:00 service. Egg hunt, crafts and snack. All children invited.

Maundy Thursday service April 17. 7PM service at First United Methodist Church, Rochester. Rev. Eliza will preach.

Good Friday: April 18. 1PM we will meet at First United Methodist Church, Rochester and proceed with a cross to a variety of stops in Rochester, ending at St. Charles Children's Home.

Easter Sunday: Sunrise service 6am at 140 Ten Rod Road. Services at 8am (chapel) and 10am (sanctuary).



What is the First Church/Ukama partnership all about?

For many years the NH Conference has had a partnership with UCC churches in Zimbabwe, Africa. First Church has also been active in this partnership for many years. Read more about this relationship.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Saturday April 26, 2014

~ Blueberry or Plain Pancakes ~
~ Ham ~ Scrambled Eggs ~

~ Orange Juice ~ Coffee / Tea / Milk ~

$6 per person, children age 5-10: $3.00, under age 5: Free.