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 Sunday, May 22, 2022

Sunday morning worship, 10 AM, is held in person at 10 Central St and also streamed on Facebook Live at FirstParishChurchManchesterMa

Our worship celebration is music filled with an inspiring message from our Minister to refresh you for the week ahead.

You can send your Joys and Concerns to Mark by email, at mark.fpchurch@gmail.com or text to 908-477-5426

Bulletin May 22

Jeanne Westcott

Dr. Herman Weiss, Director of Music

Rebecca Shrimpton, Paul Knox, First Parish Choir

Fairest Lord Jesus Hermann Schroeder

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? Spiritual, arr. H. T. Burleig

Bless the Lord, O My Soul Mikail M. Ippolitov-Ivanov

Awake, My Soul, and Sing Allen Pote, text:based on Psalms 71 & 108

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You Robert Lau

Hymns- Praise to the Living God, Community of Christ

Mary Ellen Cook, Joshua 6:1-20

Sunday Worship May 15, 2022

Sunday morning worship, 10 AM, is held in person at 10 Central St and also streamed on Facebook Live at FirstParishChurchManchesterMa/Live

Our worship celebration is music filled with an inspiring message from our Minister to refresh you for the week ahead.

You can send your Joys and Concerns to Mark by email, at mark.fpchurch@gmail.com or text to 908-477-5426

Sunday, May 15 Bulletin

Rev. Dr. David VanArsdale, Guest Preacher, “Finding a Purpose in Life”

Dr. Herman Weiss, Director of Music, Rebecca Shrimpton, Paul Knox, First Parish Choir

All Glory Be to God on High Johann Pachelbel

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying Ken Medema

The Light That is Felt Charles Ives

Thou Art Worthy Pauline M. Mills

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You Robert Lau

Hymns- God Is Here! As We Your People Meet, Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

John Feuerbach, Psalm 148, John 13:31-35

Recent News:

Worship Bulletins

May 12, 2022|Bulletins Worship|

May 22 2022 May 15 2022 May 8 2022 May 1 2022 April 24 2022 Ask the Minister April 17 2022 Easter April 17, 2022 Sunrise April 15, 2022 Good Friday April 14 2022 Maundy [...]

Book Group is open to everyone, May 2022

May 1, 2022|Current News, FPC Events|

Join us Monday, May 1, 6:30 PM at Mary Ellen Cook's home, 23 Harold St. Manchester, to discuss “The Henna Artist” by Aika Joshi. (This is the April gathering rescheduled from April 25th.) Book Group is open to everyone! [...]

Minister Mark’s May Message

May 1, 2022|Current News|

A few years ago the book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, by Marie Kondo, became a worldwide phenomenon. Since its first printing that book has sold over eight million copies. And while its [...]

Spiritual Studies May

April 30, 2022|Current News, FPC Events|

Bible Study will be held on the following dates in May at 4pm on Zoom: Thursday, May 5 Thursday, May 26 There will be no Bible Study on Thursday, May 12 or 19   Prayer [...]

Spring photo of the church.

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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