Welcome to worship by the sea, where all are invited, in the words of our purpose statement, to “Awaken to the light and love of God; be a joyful beacon to our world.

Readers and Greeters are always needed, (learn more) to volunteer speak to the Deacons, or you can also sign up online.

Church Services:

Worship July 18, 2021

*Worship 9 AM at 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea
Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea, Minister
Dr. Herman Weiss, Music Director
Paul Knox, Soloist

Watch online Facebook @ FirstParishChurchManchesterMa

*Please note summer worship begins at 9 AM through Labor Day

BULLETIN July 18 2021

July 18 Hymns

As of June 20, we will no longer require masks or social distancing for those fully vaccinated. Those who wish may, of course, are fully welcome and encouraged to do so according to their comfort levels. In addition:

  • Contact info for attendees will still be taken in the event contact tracing becomes necessary
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex should you wish to use it
  • The front pews will be available.
  • There will continue to be no formal Offering, but attendees are invited to place any offering they wish as they leave Worship in a plate which will be placed at the back of the Sanctuary
  • For Communion Sundays until Fall, the Deacons have obtained individual Communion packets which will be available as you enter the Sanctuary

At the same time, remember that “Virtual Worship” is also here to stay so that we can continue to be one in Worship wherever you may be on any Sunday.

Worship July 11, 2021

*Worship 9 AM at 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea
Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea, Minister
Dr. Herman Weiss, Music Director
Paul Knox, Soloist

Watch online Facebook @ FirstParishChurchManchesterMa

*Please note summer worship begins at 9 AM through Labor Day

BULLETIN July 11 2021

As of June 20, we will no longer require masks or social distancing for those fully vaccinated. Those who wish may, of course, are fully welcome and encouraged to do so according to their comfort levels. In addition:

  • Contact info for attendees will still be taken in the event contact tracing becomes necessary
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex should you wish to use it
  • The front pews will be available.
  • There will continue to be no formal Offering, but attendees are invited to place any offering they wish as they leave Worship in a plate which will be placed at the back of the Sanctuary
  • For Communion Sundays until Fall, the Deacons have obtained individual Communion packets which will be available as you enter the Sanctuary

At the same time, remember that “Virtual Worship” is also here to stay so that we can continue to be one in Worship wherever you may be on any Sunday.

Recent News:

Worship July 25, 2021

July 20, 2021|Current News|

Worship 9 AM at 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea Rev. Rick Spalding, Guest Minister Dr. Herman Weiss, Music Director Rebecca Shrimpton, Soloist Watch online Facebook @ FirstParishChurchManchesterMa *Please note summer worship begins at [...]

Worship Bulletins

July 12, 2021|Bulletins Worship|

July 25 2021 July 18 2021 July 11 2021 July 4 2021 June 27 2021 June 20 2021 June 13 2021 June 6 2021 May 30 2021 May 23 2021 May 16 2021 May 9 [...]

Art Show Submissions Wanted!

July 1, 2021|Current News, FPC Events|

Sponsored by The Christian Education Committee of First Parish Church Congregational Art Show July 26 - August 8 The Matisse Group:  Ages 3-6 years The Van Gogh Group: Ages 7-10 years The Picasso Group: Ages11-14 years [...]

POSTPONED Family Scavenger Hunt

June 2, 2021|Current News|

Sponsored by the First Parish Church Christian Education Committee. Don’t miss out. Fun. Free. Family Friendly!   When: TBD   Where: Downtown Manchester by the Sea   What is Involved? Families pre-register by June 20 to receive [...]

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Church Information

First Parish Church, Congregational
Member of the UCC
Our Church is located on the Village Green along Route 127 in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea. Our offices are at 1 Chapel Lane. Directions

Worship hours:
Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Except July & August 9:00 a.m.
Nursery care and Sunday morning classes for children and youth are available September through May at 10:00 am.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 187 Manchester by the Sea, MA 01944
Office phone: 978-526-7661
Office email: Office